Your family’s personal historian
Photography and history to me go hand in hand. The reason we take pictures/snapshots/images is to preserve our memories. We want to preserve these memories because they are OUR history.
In my home I have a picture of my grandparents on their wedding day. My grandfather was stationed in England during WWII and met my grandmother. They courted and married there. They were married over 60 years before my grandfather passed away in 2007. Hanging in my entry way is a photo of them from their 60th wedding anniversary party. These photographs are priceless to me. One day all I will have of my grandparents are memories and these photographs.
To me, photography is the perfect medium to capture our history. History isn’t boring, it isn’t just about those with money and means, it’s about us. It’s about remembering great-grandmom in front of the family house. It’s about being proud of grandpop in his military uniform before heading overseas. It’s about the picture of dad when he was six years old as he boards the school bus for the very first time. It’s about the photo of us at prom with our date our senior year. It’s about the very first picture of your child’s first real smile.
These days will not last, no matter how much we want them to. People grow older, they move away, and sadly they pass on. My hope is that I can help you capture these memories, not just for today, but for generations to come. So that when your great-great-grandchildren see these images, they know where they came from, who their family is, and can be proud.