Meet NaNa and Grandpa … my grandparents! It was so special to me to get the opportunity to photograph them just before the holidays and even more special to finally open these up after the new year and edit them. Several times today I laughed out loud or teared up a little. These are the sessions that truly fill me me up and make me proud to do what I do.
There was no specific reason behind our little shoot. No milestone anniversary or picture needed for the newspaper … it was well, just because! hence the title. I think everyone deserves a “just because” session. It’s like saying my life and my relationships with those around me are important enough to be documented just because … I love it. I think its empowering and freeing and the images show.
I just love my grandparents so much! My NaNa is the hippest great-grandmother around and Grandpa Fred is one of those guys that’s just easy to be around (well, easy to everyone except my Nana, lol). The whole session, he was being his normal self, acting like a goofball and cracking joke after joke. I loved every minute of it. I know my NaNa was a nervous wreck that he was going to look like a fool and more importantly, make her look like a fool 🙂 but I think they turned out wonderful. Grandpa, all your craziness finally paid off I think 😉 I guess he is good for something NaNa! He made you laugh and your smiles are so genuine and beautiful! I guess we’ll have to keep him around after all.
And of course, I just had to get a few of my beautiful NaNa by herself. Don’t you think she is just gorgeous?