My mom and I in 2004. This was taken about 5 months before she learned she had pancreatic cancer. And about 10 months before she passed away.
If your anything like me as a mother, you prefer to be behind the camera. To be the one taking all the pictures for scrapbooks, facebook, etc. I mean, really...how often do we feel camera ready? Maybe we didn't get much sleep, or we want to loose a little more of that baby weight. Or if we are being honest, its just flat out uncomfortable having our picture taken sometimes.
But there is a problem with that way of thinking. And Im guilty of it too. I worry more about how I look in a photo, then what that photo might mean to someone else down the road. What on earth do I mean? Well, let me share my story, and the lessons I've learned.
My mom died when I was 24. She was 49. I don't have many photos of her. Not nice ones at least. Like many, my mom preferred NOT to be in the photos. I wish I had invested some time and had nice photos taken of her, and us before she got so sick. Before she didn't really look like "her" anymore.
So "The Forget Me Not Project" was dreamed up to help families, especially moms, give a gift to one another. Of real photos, on real paper, to be passed down. Sure you'll get the digital copy too, but something frame-able, hang-able, andsomething to be handed down to your children.
"Forget Me Not"
What Does the Forget Me Not Flower Mean?
True and undying love
Remembrance during partings or after death
A connection that lasts through time
Fidelity and loyalty in a relationship, despite separation or other challenges
Reminders of your favorite memories or time together with another person
Growing affection between two people
The Forget Me Not Flower’s Message Is…
Take the time to remember those you love, even if they’re still with you right now. Make memories that last and extend your caring to those that need it the most. Respect the dead and make sure their stories are still being told to future generations.
What exactly is "The Forget Me Not Project" session? A portrait session where we take a specific series of photos. A classic portrait, a lifestyle portrait, and a laughing/joy moment portrait. A quick, simple, casual session that can be done at a location of your choice. From a park to your own yard or living room.
Session fee is for photographing one person receiving a "mini session". Interested in adding this to your tradition full session? Drop me a line for a custom package!