Why do I do what I do? Why do I have such a passion for photography? It is to capture something special…to freeze time…to allow a memory to forever live on, even after the people are gone.
I remember being fascinated by my Grandpa McNenly’s World War II scrapbook. Photos of all the places he traveled to…Photos of him and my grandmother at the huge dances they use to go to. It really transports me to a different time. They are not my memories, but give me a picture of a different time.
Another cherished photo I have is an old Polaroid of my Grandpa Lowell and myself reading a book together. My Grandpa Lowell was killed in a car accident when I was only 4, but he is someone that I remember being very special to me even at a young age.
Now my own father has passed away this week. I am sad beyond words, but I am relieved because I know I that he invited Christ into his heart…
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
So in these challenging times I am turning to photos. Photos with my dad are far and few between, but the ones I have I will cherish forever.
PLEASE, do not put off scheduling a family photo session this year. I know things can be crazy and unpredictable. Some days we are just thankful to get to the end of the day; But, you have no idea how precious these images are, not only in the good times, but even more so in those times when it feels like things are falling apart.
I have always loved you dad no matter what! I can’t wait to see you again some day…
These photos were taken at my brother’s wedding by his talented photographers – Anika London