As many of you know, my dear father-in-law passed away last fall. I had taken photos of him and and my mother-in-law a few short weeks before, and our entire family is very thankful that we have those photos today. This got me thinking about how important it is that seniors have their photos taken.
My parents have had regular portraits taken because they go to a church that has a church directory photography company come in and do photos of all the church members. My grandmother did the same thing, and because of this we have a recent portrait of her before she passed away. Unfortunately, I'm sure that many other seniors don't have this same opportunity, and don't take the time to go to a portrait studio to have photographs done.
I used to work as a photographer for a company that produced church directories. This job taught me a lot about traditional posing, and working with a wide variety of people including many senior citizens. I recently was asked to photograph my own church directory, so those skills came in handy.
Most photographers today specialize in portraits of babies, small children, and families with young children, but I can't think of any who specialize in portraits for senior citizens. I really enjoy working with seniors, and because I am a bit older myself, I realize how important it is to photograph every stage of life. So, I'd like to expand my portfolio of seniors, and develop this as a special niche in my business.
Here are a few photos I've taken of seniors, both on location, and with my "studio" set up over the past year.
I just got back from a trip to Saskatoon to visit my parents. I don't get back home very often, so it was nice to be able to spend time with them. The kids and I got to help my Dad in his massive garden, which is his pride and joy. And it just so happened to be my Mom's birthday when we were there, so we got to celebrate it with her. I also took them to the Forestry Farm Park to take their photos. It was a lovely evening, so I dragged them around the entire park looking for beautiful spots. And after all that exercise we had to revitalize ourselves with ice cream.
Thank you Mom & Dad for letting me photograph you. I love you both very much!
This lovely couple is celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this year, and I was privileged to be asked to take their photos. Here are a few of my favorites!
My parents were recently in town for a visit, so I took them for a drive out to the mountains. We stopped at the Glenbow Ranch for a little break and I took these pictures of them. It's always a good time to take pictures of the people you love.