Create a Portrait Legacy of Parents and Grandparents | Northern VA Family Photographer
As photographers in the Northern Virginia area of Bluemont, VA, we are rarely asked to do professional photography sessions for older individuals or couples. For whatever the reason, it seems that as people age, there are fewer professional family pictures of them to treasure when they are gone. Maybe as a society, we lose some confidence in our aging selves or simply get busier?
We often write about the importance of family and children’s professional photography. However, we haven’t written much about portraits of our aging parents and grandparents. We want to examine the importance of doing their portraits.
With almost two decades as mother and daughter photographers, we have learned so much about life, family, and professional photography. We have learned what to treasure, and we have learned what to let go of in life. Those we love are what we treasure most. Nothing else matters quite as much. Professional photography is one way to capture what we will one day lose.
The Greatest Generation in Portraits:
Think about the family pictures you have of your grandparents. If you have any at all, we bet you have far more professional portraits from their youth than as older adults! However, it’s important to document the lives of those we love while we still have them with us. We say this not out of self-interest for our studio or to be morose. We say this because we know it from experience. We’ve all lost loved ones, and oftentimes memories are all we have left, and memories fade as times goes by.
Creating a Legacy of Love:
When a client asks us for multi-generational portraits, we look forward to taking them. We are aware that most professional portraits of our elderly parents or grandparents are not from their final years with us. Those sepia-toned or beautiful black and white photographs are a legacy of their youth.
Now it’s time to create new legacies – ones that represent a life well lived!
While the memories of our parents and grandparents’ lives exist on within us, memories also reside in their portraits. Therein lies the value of portrait photography. Portraits create a legacy of love for future generations.
If you would like to schedule a professional photography session with your parents or grandparents, or even with great-grandparents, at our studios or elsewhere in the Bluemont, VA or Northern Virginia area, please contact us. We would be happy to discuss how we can create their portraits in the way that will be most authentic to who they are!
Family Photographer, Professional Photography
Ever After Portraits is comprised of Mindy Belcher and Joriana Belcher Anderson, a mother-daughter portrait photography team located near the Bluemont, VA area in Northern Virginia. We specialize in timeless and emotive fine art family portraits.
Family means everything and capturing those precious moments to preserve forever will mean family heirlooms for you to share for years to come.
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