Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Grace

Every month, I have the opportunity of visiting with Grace. This is definitely one of the highlights that I look forward to, especially since both of my grandmother's have passed on. Grace always has the best stories, jokes, and advice. And, she is truly interested in my life and my photography.

Last week was her birthday and she INSISTED that I not bring her anything (after I offered to come over with a gift, of course). Having wanted to photograph her for sometime now, I thought this was the perfect opportunity. Yesterday, she got all dressed up and ready for our photo shoot. She was surprised when I told her how many pictures I could take with my camera and that it was okay if she accidentally blinked, talked, or moved when I took a picture because I could just delete it later.

A few things that I really wanted to capture is the beautiful painting of her husband whom she talks about with such love and respect; the 'Say Grace' sign that her great-granddaughter picked out; her prized albums filled with old newspapers and photos that showcase her marriage, children, and everything about her family; her beautiful rings; and Grace's amazing eyes full of life, love, and wisdom.

I hope these photos can be a treasure for her family and posterity.

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8 comments:

Bethany said...

Stacy these are beautiful images, what a wonderful opportunity. Such great lighting too, you should teach me that. ;) -Beth Jackman

Naomi said...

you did such a great job capturing her. what a beautiful woman. she looks like she has lots of wisdom. you're lucky to have her in your life!

Stephanie said...

I love these pictures Stace!! You do such a wonderful job at capturing beaty.

Jami Broadbent said...

these are beautiful!

threewinks said...

Bethany- Thanks so much for your compliment! I'm excited to meet you at our PUG meeting

Naomi- Thanks for all of your kind words. You have really been making my days lately!

Steph- Thanks for looking at these pics of Grace. I know they mean a lot to you, too.

Jami- Thanks so much!

I am going to try and respond to all of your wonderful comments more frequently. I REALLY appreciate everyone's support and uplifting compliments. Thanks for everyone who checks out my blog!

Kate Benson said...

Oh, I am dying over these, they are splendid.

Rebekah said...

Speechless!

Megan said...

What a beautiful gift to give someone. This is definetely a treasure.