We started out the new year with an extra special event photographing the residents at a senior living home. Many of these people had never had professional portraits taken in their whole lives, or if they had, it was a only once, many years ago.
We also had a great time hearing their stories and advice. One couple said, "Too many young couples are giving up on their marriages when things get hard, but they don't know that it will only get better if you keep going!"
One couple stood at the end of their session and the photographer asked if they needed help getting to their walkers, to which the wife replied, "No, we'll just hold onto each other."
One woman, who is 99 years old (!) told us all about her morning exercises and showed us her kicks! She also brought in she chubby, mellow dog for the photos as well.
Afterwards, we all expressed how important this work felt and that we needed to go to every senior center we can to document these important people in the twilight of their lives.
It was a wonderful day and we're grateful to our volunteer photographers for all of their hard work!