It's already March? Where is time going? Next thing you know it, it will be Mother's Day. Speaking of Mother's Day, let's encourage ourselves and our own mothers to get in front of a camera this spring! Yes, going back to that familiar theme - let's get in pictures! Let's not get to end of life or even mid life and realize that there's not enough memories in print. We are important. They are important. Our kids and their kids are important. Let's celebrate us!
My mom isn't getting any younger and I have to practically force her in front of my camera. She's not a fan at all and then makes mad faces. That's not how I want to remember her. I have this gorgeous photo of her from either college or high school. It's such a great portrait of her and I wouldn't trade it for a million dollars. OK maybe a million dollars. No I wouldn't. She looks so much different now but she's still beautiful. This woman right now is how my kids remember her and will remember her when she's gone.
The same thing for my father. He is actually quite ill and but very stubborn! He doesn't mind posing for me (that is when I can get ahold of him - he's quite stubborn and independent). I need and want more photos of them. They are not going to be here for another 20 years. I need to cherish the moments I have with them now and part of that is taking photographs of them. It's vital for me as a photographer but also to my kiddos who love their grandparents very much.
I have had the idea to photograph grandparents with their grandkids at Leisure World in Seal Beach. This idea has been swimming around in my head for years. Why and how I haven't been able to pull off this event is weird. I know what to do. I know how to organize. I just need to contact the right people there and do it. It's simple. It will be something I would love to do. It's something I want to do not just for myself but for that community. My dad, aunt, mother and law all live there. It's a very cool community. Maybe I'm scared because of feeling like I can't get approval. I don't know. Right now I'm having a lot of self doubt which I hate because I consider myself a pretty confident gal. So hopefully the next announcement is that I'm pulling off this wonderful event.
Have a Happy Spring!