Doing something a little different….sharing my why.
This is my Granny & Poppa.
Married in 1950, they have been husband and wife for sixty seven years. SIXTY SEVEN. At the ages of nineteen and seventeen these two hearts promised forever. They are holding a picture of day one in year sixty six. This is where it all began. Back when I was a little, little girl, my sister and I would stay with my Granny & Poppa during school breaks. It was such a treat and something that we looked forward to before every visit. Brittany and I would stay in the guest bedroom that is at the end of a long, skinny, L-shaped hallway. The painted paneling walls are adorned with family portraits, photos of momentous occasions. Our family history. Where it all began.
I can remember, on many occasions, the four of us squished in that narrow hallway admiring these framed memories. The happiness and joy that these portraits bring spark the remembrance of a joke, funny story, and a much simpler time.
My grandparents live a legacy of love being married for over 67 years, and to this day,I believe in forever love because I’ve watched them live it.
As a granddaughter, listening to my Granny & Poppa tell stories, watching these memories come to life in their eyes. This is why I do what I do. This is why I am a photographer. Not everyone has the closest family, or has a Granny & Poppa like mine. But to be able to capture these sweet moments allow these cherished memories to turn into stories told. Even if you have heard them a thousand times.
My goal as a wedding photographer is to document these moments, the moments where you two are yourselves. soaking in this exciting season of life. Knowing that one day, your granddaughter will ask about this portrait from your wedding day, your eyes will fill with joy as you begin to tell the story.
The story of where your love began.