During the last 3 years of my Gamma’s life I photographed her with every relative that came to visit her and shared the photos with family members who didn’t live nearby. They all thanked me, but looking back I wish I’d done more.
So when Rob commissioned me to photograph him and his mom, I was so honored to be able to give them these memories!
Afterwards we showed her the photos on her big screen. I braced my self for raw honest unfiltered review. If she was anything like my Gramma she was going to ask who that OLD lady was in the a photo. Her first comment was that she looked fat. I breathed a sigh of relief, lots of people think that when they see themselves in photos even when nobody else sees them that way.
Everything was going to be fine.
Then her face lit up and she said “Oh that’s just beautiful!” “Wow!” “Oh my!”
She totally made my night.
If you have the opportunity to get in photos with your 90 year old mom, do it! If you have the opportunity to get in photos with your 90 year old Grandmother, do it! You will not regret it.