If these photos don't persuade you to book a photoshoot, then I quit... obviously i'm joking!
It doesn't matter what kind of relationship you have with your parents or parents in-law they are usually the apple of your children's eye. This is only my third set of grandparents that I have had the pleasure of photographing and I literally love the whole experience.
So I'll let you into a little secret, if you didn't realise- these are my girls and these are their grandparents. They've been asking me for months if I would take their photos with my daughters and we finally we got around to doing it. In all honesty, I was dreading it, partly because I was unsure if I would be able to deliver to the same exacting standard as I do for my clients. Mainly because my youngest Camilla doesn't like to have her photo taken unless I'm actually in them! However she was so good and super smiley.
When I looked back at these images, my eyes honestly glazed over. I know that in years to come, these photos will be even more special to our family as they are now and I couldn't actually believe I managed to capture the tenderness of their relationship with each other, so well.
This collection of photos will always hold a special place in my heart and all I ask is that you think about doing the same thing! Maybe you haven't even thought about it but get the grandparents involved! Let's capture them. We are so lucky that we can do this now, because I must tell you that the only photograph I have with any of my grandparents is one of me and my dear Grandma. I am sat on her knee at about 8 months old with a white bonnet on my head.
Things have changed and we are now so lucky to be able to take photos, print them, make them into books, mount onto canvas, stick them on a cup, cushion or blanket . You name it! I mean personally, it stops at cups for me but you know where I'm going with it. Looking back and remembering these times is going to be so incredibly special. To us all.
I have decided that 2024 is the year for capturing Grandparents. I feel even more sentimental about this because nobody photographed me with mine. I would have loved a collection of photographs just like this, to be able to cherish forever.
Ending with a Lottie Bone Quote as standard...
“Love is the greatest gift one generation can leave another.” – Richard Garnett