eet Amanda and Amie, best friends. Amanda won my giveaway session in celebration of my brand spankin’ new, totally awesome website! In gearing up to post their lively photographs taken downtown Danville, I realized that some of you might not know the immense heart that goes into my family photography business. So, here it is. My why.
The news is filled with tragedies in Danville recently. My heart truly goes out to all involved in the many losses in the area. Because Danville is such a small town, any accident or crime feels more personal. My daughter and I pray when an ambulance goes by us in the car. Life can be so hard and is not at all fair. We are all reminded when we read the headlines, to cherish our families. This hits at the very core of why I cherish photography so much. Along with videography (which I hope to incorporate into my business someday), photography is a unique means of capturing the image and essence of those that mean the most to us.
Do you have any photographs of your grandparents or even great grandparents? I have a photograph in my bedroom, my Grandpa Peter and Grandma Bessie’s 50th wedding anniversary portrait. It means the absolute world to me to have a professional photograph of them in their Sunday best, celebrating this monumental occasion. They had the photograph taken for themselves and their children no doubt. Yet, countless generations to come will have the honor of knowing them, if only in that moment in time. The photo will spur on discussions of their personalities, passions and purposes in life. Their legacy will live on in a beautiful way, in part, because they made a phone call to a professional. That professional no doubt was paid for his/her work but I guarantee that there was a similar passion running through his/her veins.
Amanda and Amie had a blast at our session. They used coffee cups as props because when they have the chance to slip away from their families and work, they like to meet at Starbucks in Danville. Its halfway between their houses. Perfect! Although their photographs together isn’t for their 50th wedding anniversary, it was equally special to me. We enjoyed our evening together strolling the streets of downtown Danville. They are “sisters.” Family. What better way to celebrate and permanently commemorate than photos?
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