My Parent's Portrait Session at Historical Site
As most photographers know well, when you announce to the world that you are a professional photographer and that you are open for business, family and friends come flocking. They want you to take pictures of EVERYTHING. This can be a great learning experience but I personally just love to take pictures of my family. As I have been making my rounds to each family of my extended family, I had a moment of shock when I realized that I haven’t had a chance to give my parents a session. Clearly, this needed to be addressed as soon as possible. Thinking back, the last time they probably had professional pictures taken of them was on their wedding day. They were certainly due for some professional pictures taken by their daughter no less.
My parents are two of the most kind and supportive people I know. With every passion I had in elementary school, middle school, high school, college and now after college they have always been so supportive and caring to everything I would pursue. (Believe me there was A LOT). For all the practices, rehearsals, competitions, meets, interviews, lessons and whatever else they drove me to, this is the least I can do for them.
A crazy story I like to tell people is that for several years while my dad finished college, my parents had a long distance relationship. They would call each other once a week and probably would only see each other once a month. But that was it. They could write letters to each other but there really wasn’t any other opportunities since they were a little under 4 hours away which doesn’t seem like much but back then it probably took twice as long. But all through that time, the love they had for each other stayed strong and then ended up getting married. 29 years later, here we are and still going strong.
They were so sweet during their session even though we were all getting eaten alive by mosquitos. Scroll down to see some of my favorites from their session.
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