When was the last time you had photos taken of you? Not a selfie. Not a snapchat. An actual photo of you capturing all of your gorgeousness. A PORTRAIT! Up until a few weeks ago, I don’t think I had one photo of me in my camera roll. My albums are filled with my kids, my cats, random pictures that one of my kids decided to take while the camera was facing the ground, but rarely did the pictures include ME. As we age, it is so important to capture ourselves.
I love looking back at pictures of my grandmother. Even then, she would take the time (and let’s be honest, the money) to have photos taken of just her. Which, back then, that was a pretty big deal! As morbid as it may be, when we pass on, our family members will cherish those pictures. Portraits are something tangible that can spark a memory and as the saying goes, memories fade but a picture lasts a lifetime.