Photographing the people you love

Nur voraus gegangen- Only went forward

Today I have been looking at different photographers and I do have to say, more than I thought have actual blogs. I find that not only amazingly awesome, I also find it inspiring. Not only do they take wonderful pictures, they also share their tips and inspirations. Which I am very grateful for and you should be too!. Granted reading their inspiration may not give you inspiration, but at the very least, it is a good read. 

That being said, I want to talk about photographing people you love. Snapshots, professional pictures, staged pictures, who cares, but take pictures of your friends and family. Time goes by so quick, you never know what happens next. Life isn’t always fair. Think about how many pictures you have of your grandparents, your parents, your aunts and uncles. Pictures may not always bring out the best in us, caught in the “wrong” moment can make for eye opening pictures like “OH MY GOD, I GAINED THIS MUCH?” or “HAHA, awesome! Look how silly we look”. Professional pictures done right, bring out the beauty in everyone, even your 80 year old grandma, featured in the article I will post shortly. Pictures capture moments and stages in our life, serve as tools to remember those captured in that very moment. The picture I chose to feature this post, was taken by my mother. His name was Michael, her best friend and good friend to our family. It is one of the very few pictures taken off him and he was not the biggest fan of having any taken. He had been sick for a long time, yet his death came as a surprise, very quick and it broke many peoples hearts, including mine. I believe this picture captures perfectly who he was, and how he will be remembered. It lifted the spirits of his mother and children, to have a few pictures to remember him by. It was taken only months before his passing, yet you cannot tell how sick he really was.

Please, take some time to reflect on loved ones lost and good memories you have. Pull out that picture book and share some good memories of good people lost. Why were they special? Did they inspire you to do great things? Do you feature pictures of them in your house? Why or why not?

So this leads me to the promised post. The name of the photographer is Lindsey Adler and I find her blog inspiring. In this article she writes about her grandma.

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