FAMILY SESSION: Pop of Red

I've recently dabbled a little in ancestry.com  To be honest, it's sometimes hard to walk away.  It's like a scavenger hunt or a mystery that I, alone, am on a mission to solve! 

I've found documents from Italy...as in, written in ITALIAN!  I can't even read them...but, then I find another source that helps me translate words and discover the STORY behind it all...My husband and father in law finally get a clearer picture of the family narrative...

All the images...the pictures...the scanned information...

they are like pieces to a puzzle...

and even so, I still want more...

I want to know what these family members looked like...I want to envision them in the everyday...I want to imagine what they'd walk and talk like, what they would choose to wear...were they extroverted and big belly laughers or were they quiet and shy? Were they strict disciplinarians?  Were my ancestors fidgety as toddlers or did they like running around, chasing each other...

Did my great great grandmother give big kisses to her children, or was she more reserved and calm?  Did my great great great grandfather like to interact with his family or was he more aloof ?

I'm sure that pictures don't ALWAYS tell the whole story and they can even be manipulated to "control" a perception that is desired...but, more times than not, I find that the pictures of my own family tell a true story...

I look back on the images and I remember the event...others look back on my images and can accurately guess, "Oh, she was shy when she was little wasn't she?"..."oh my goodness, is your brother that hilarious even now?"..."I can't believe you wore that to school!!"

If anything, my search on ancestry has strengthened my resolve, my passion, my LOVE of the STORY through pictures!  And even the QUALITY of the pictures...because the "eye" of the storyteller is able to capture those emotions and story elements in order to put all the puzzle pieces together for the whole and beautiful picture.

I am so thankful that others see that value too...

As I was processing this family's session, different thoughts went through my head...remembrances that will passed down through their own family's generations...

...how he loves his "girls"
...how mommy loves her little girl with snuggle kisses
...how a pop of red is daring and bold, and that strength will be passed down to their daughter
...how a sweet little headband tells a tale of pretty and classy and sweet
...how Spring can come, even after the harshest of winters

What a pleasure and JOY to meet others with the same heart for a STORY!  If YOU haven't had your current chapter recorded in pictures, you can always check out CT PhotoMemories...and if that isn't your thing, perhaps you could take up the challenge to learn how to be your OWN storyteller, and take a Snapshop Class!!!  I've got TWO dates on the calendar with special deals...be sure to check it out HERE!














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SENIOR SESSION: Erin CO2018

You can't help but smile when she's around. 
She may seem reserved or quiet at first...but when she smiles, her eyes start to sparkle...it's just this natural phenomenon...and then her whole face lights up...

She's natural and beautiful and unpretentious...

Infact, I'm pretty sure she doesn't even realize just how striking she really is...because she has an effortless happiness about her...it exudes from her just BEing :) 

I thoroughly enjoyed my time with this lovely gal!  She made my job a piece of cake...not only was just plain agreeable and pleasant, but she made the whole experience so much FUN.

She's got plans for her future and I have no doubt that she'll go after those dreams with all that she has in her!

Congrats Erin!  I'm excited for all that lies ahead for you!
















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SENIOR SESSION: Maddie CO2018

She's a little bit "girl next door"
a tad bit Fierce
a splash of free spirit
a sprinkle of romantic
a whole lotta kindess...

and a plethora of other adjectives that make up a unique and passionate personality!

Maddie isn't letting the moments just slip by...she' taking advantage of every blessing that gets placed in her path...

I'm sure that doesn't mean that things are always easy, or that it even comes naturally sometimes...

but, it's evident that she's got an inner confidence that allows her to take risks, knowing that, in the end, it's all okay...

I loved her passion and laughter...her smile and ardent love for life!

I'm sure you'll see the mosaic of her beauty in the images below!!!












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SENIOR SESSION: Logan CO2018

The longer I "do" this job, the more difficult it is for me to attempt to "sum up" an entire 18 year life story for my Seniors...

All I know is that when I meet them, after a few correspondences and a questionnaire, I'm ready to meet face to face with the intriguing personalities that I've only known prior, on paper...

AND, if you know me AT ALL...you can guess my excitement when this ginger-headed young man stepped out of his car.

Logan is a lover of cars...particularly Corvettes at the moment...he is intelligent and witty...he's kind, thoughtful, good humored...

I picked up on these traits with the way he interacted with his mother, the way he spoke of his father & grandfather...

He is respectful and loyal...I have no doubt that he brings such honor to his family.

I've been doing research lately for my husband's ancestry line and I am amazed at the "stories" that can be found through the censuses, documents and especially pictures...

They have a way of speaking the narrative without making a sound...

As you scroll through Logan's pictures...you will see his confidence, his approach-ability, his intellect, his hobbies, his passions...

He has already begun his own legacy and I am confident he will continue to make quite a mark on this world and impact those with whom he comes in contact!

Congrats Logan! 


















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