I’m an ex-pat, so it’s not everyday I get to see my parents in person. While Skype is a wonderful thing, the distance always has me thinking, yearning and sometimes wishing away time until the next visit comes around.
In all of my years it took of moving houses to find our current (forever) home, I came to realise that I don’t actually have many photos of my parents. There is lots of art and photos of my children adorning the walls but not a great collection of my folks or in-laws. I certainly only have one or two of my grandparents.
So, not only did I insist on doing this session – that was lots of fun, by the way – but I’ve decided to expand this into my business. What I mean by that, is an interest with including multi-generations in my sessions.
Professional photography seems to happen at certain times in your life. When you’re a baby, school photos, engagements, weddings, and then the circle comes back around to newborns again. I’d like to change the idea that professional photography is only for the young. It’s not. I would give anything to have more photographs of (specifically) my Grandma. I don’t want my kids to feel the same.
I hope that The Grandparent Project is something that will grow over time. If this is something that appeals to you, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.