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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Grandma's Portraits (Salt Lake Professional Photography)






I've been meeting with a group of photographers who are all trying to get our prints ready for the local and national competitions coming up in the next month. We all have a project - a self assignment - to fulfill each meeting. This past one we were asked to create images with "negative emotions." It's been over 10 years since my Grandma-ma has had a professional portrait created, and my Dad asked if I would do it. I thought "Great! I'll combine this session with my assignment and kill two birds with one stone." Well, Grandma-ma showed up at the studio, and she looked FANTASTIC. She'd had her hair and makeup done, so my idea of creating an image with the emotions "old" and "worn" was pretty much shot to blazes. Then I thought I'd go for "lonely" or "sad", but she was just WAY too happy the whole night. I mean, look at this smile! It wouldn't leave her face. She used to sing opera, and I could tell that the Diva in her was totally loving the whole session. So, after giving up on my group assignment I decided to just capture her as she is, and I got "beautiful", "loving", "joyous" and "satisfied" - which are just fine by me when I think of my granny.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

OH KRIS THESE PICTURES ARE BEAUTIFUL! I CRIED. I wanted you to know that these pics of Mom are awesome! I love the intensity you caught in her eyes in the third one down! Thank you so much! I'm sorry you didn't get pic for your competition but I'm sure not sorry about the shots you got! I just can't say it enough, the pics of Mom are beautiful!

Debbie

Anonymous said...

I would like to thank you Kris for the great job you did on these portraits of grandma. These pictures will be cherrished by the family for years to come I am sure.

Duane Harding

Anonymous said...

Kris, these pictures are amazing!

Nikki Anne Schmutz

Donatella said...

HOW CUTE IS YOUR GRANNY... SO SWEET !!AND YOU TOOK SUCH GREAT PICTURES...(:

Ann Marie said...

Love the photos!
I can see some of you in her.. :)

Anonymous said...

"Wonderful pictures Kris. You are the best photographer I know of - anywhere. The pics you did of my family are still our all time favorites! I would like copies of Grandma's so I can print them! See you at Conference time..."

E. Harding

Anonymous said...

Truly amazing and I loved your story of the session.

Suasan

Shannon said...

Wow! Those are great. Love, love them.

Virginia said...

Good job, Sis! These are fantastic! I think I'll start calling Grandmama "Divamama!"