I don’t post a lot of photos of myself or my family. Partially out of privacy, but also, I am almost never IN any photos because I am always taking them. And that’s usually the way I prefer it. But this is a year of milestones and it was definitely time for a new portrait of my sweet family of three generations. My husband, Chris, and I both turned 50. Our son, Forrest, graduated from high school, turned 18 and will be heading off to college in the fall, and my mother, Patsy, turned 75! We also had my beautiful sister-in-law join our family 3 years ago and needed an updated portrait after the wedding. So, I packed up my camera and tripod and we gathered at our favorite place, Narragansett Beach. We wanted a casual, beachy image because that’s who we are. We’re very close, silly and love spending time together. We are devoted to supporting and caring for each other when tough times hit, and equally devoted to celebrating the wonderful times in our lives. I recognize how very lucky I am to have parents who taught my brother and I to talk openly, be ourselves and work hard. They made sure we had many opportunities to travel, educate ourselves, raised us in a safe, beautiful area and encouraged us to try new things all the time. Most importantly, they taught us to love without conditions – something I hope my husband and I have passed on to our son.
Here’s to another amazing 50 years!