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A Lovely Senior Photo-Shoot with the Foye’s

Grandmother and Grandfather magazine style family photo-shoot

A True Story

In our day to day lives its so easy to get caught up in the little details that really don’t matter in the bigger picture of life.  A few weeks ago, I was in the hospital for four days.  I was in terrible pain when I awoke on a Sunday morning.  Had trouble breathing.  Every time I inhaled it was very painful.  So much so that I couldn’t stand up.  Connie told me that if I didn’t go to the emergency room, she’d divorce me.  Hmmmm.  Okay.  So off to the emergency room we went.  After Xrays and a MRI doctors found a small blood clot and fluid on my left lung.  It wasn’t fun being in the hospital for four days, having blood drawn every four hours, vitals every four hours too, tons of wires hooked up to my chest and a heart monitor.  Don’t know about you, but if someone is waking me up every four hours to draw blood and take my blood pressure its near impossible to get a restful sleep.
As I lay in the hospital bed, day after day…. everything that was seemingly important, washed away.  I didn’t care about what bills were due, that my car needed a tune up, about the new camera I wanted, remodling our home, that trip that I really wanted to take with my wife.  None of the day to day trivial stuff mattered at all.  What mattered to me was who I loved.  My beautiful with Connie, our kids, my family and my close friends.  Since leaving the hospital I have a fresher, gentler outlook on life and am not sweating the small stuff like I used too.  I know it will all fall in place perfectly.  It always does.  I’m grateful to have an amazing, loving wife, my sister Dr. Jill who came to look after me too and my father and close friends who would give me a pint of blood and a spare tire if I needed it.  Don’t sweat the small stuff.  Instead, just work on your bucket list and start crossing off the stuff that you’d like to do.  Give your family an extra hug and kisses and tell them that you love them a few extra times each day.

 Senior Portraits

When a client commission’s me to photograph their senior parent’s family portraits I approach their photo-session with enthusiasm and respect.  Both sets of my grandparents have passed away long ago and I have very few photographs of them.  I do have some quick snaps that I took of them more than 30 years ago with my Kodak Instamatic camera.  Remember those square flash cubes?  How I wish I had beautiful portraits of my grandparents.   Memories fade, but when I look back at these snap shots, it takes me right back to that that time in my life.
Senior Portraits of GrandparentsTracy {their daughter} picked a great time to celebrate her parent’s relationship and and her relationship to her parents with the gift of a magazine style family portrait session.  You have to make time for something like this.  As human beings, we tend to procrastinate celebrating and recording some of the most precious moments and people in our lives.  Its these moments in time  that we’d really like to perserve for ourselves and our families for generations.  The thought process goes something like this:  “I’ll get around to it someday.” or “When I lose fifteen pounds, then I’ll be ready to have our family portrait taken.”
But what if you could be photographed look like a million bucks without losing a single pound?  What if you looked as though you’ve lost those fifteen pounds?  What if I could show you, with a few corrections in your posture and body position to look thinner and the most beautiful that you’ve ever looked in a photograph?   With a little direction, in seconds, I could show you:  How to stand comfortably and look slimmer, where to place your hands {that’s one of the most common questions:  “What should I do with my hands?”}, the prefect tilt of your head, and the perfect placement our studio lights so that only your best features are highlighted, all the while making sure that you are comfortable, relaxed, happy, and having a laugh while doing it.  And, I guarantee you’ll get the best portraits that you’ve ever had of yourself.  That’s what everyone tell me after they view their family portraits.  Yep, that’s what I do every day at my studio.  We make sure that you look your best.

“Photos for a lifetime!  We will cherish the photos of my parents forever. I am so glad we did it. You are a true professional.”

  ~ Tracy Foye | Anaheim

The same day I took Mr. & Mrs. Foye’ portraits I alos made portraits of
Grandpa with his three year old grandson Killian.  You can see
Grandpa Ernie and his grandson Killian’s portraits here.

Senior Studio Portrait of Grandparents

p.s.  What would it mean to you to have a gorgeous wall portrait of your children, your parents or grandparents to hang in your apartment or home?  Can you put a price on the value of your family portrait, your parent’s or grandparents portrait if something were to suddenly happen to someone in your family?  I know that sounds harsh but, but consider this…
My very close friend Trevor, recently lost his mom.  A few days after his mother passed away we were sitting in his family home and reminiscing about his childhood and his mother, going over photographs from his childhood.  I watched his face and body language change as we viewed some of his family photographs.  It was as if he was transported back to a different time as I watched a smile come over his face.