Bittersweet. That would be the definition of my mother/daughter session last week.
I had the opportunity (and privilege!) of photographing my nieces and their mom before the girls go away to school. One to a prestigious college, the other to a prestigious boarding school she has been dreaming of attending. Both girls, leaving home and spreading their wings within 3 days of each other. Bittersweet.
We chose an urban session in downtown Erie. There are so many beautiful things downtown, we weren’t at a lack for gorgeous backdrops (and I wasn’t at a lack for gorgeous subjects to photograph!). 🙂
One of the things I most treasure about my job as a photographer is giving people memories. Forever memories-to hang on their walls, to put into photo albums, to watch on slideshows on their computers or tvs-whatever they choose, I have helped to give them that gift. Sometimes this gift is more evident than others. Sometimes people realize it during the session, some more as they are looking through their pictures after the session is over, sometimes it might not occur to them until years later what they actually have in front of them. A priceless moment, frozen in time by the click of the shutter. I think these three ladies realize, as they are all embarking on a new path in their lives, what a priceless gift they have in these photographs.
Posted on August 22, 2011, in family photographer, photography, Uncategorized and tagged Erie PA photographer, family photographer, Family photography, photography, portraits, urban photography. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.