Christina Parker Photography

"Preserving Time for Generations to Come"

Out of the Nest October 1, 2013

Time is changing for this family of six, as their oldest son, Mark is leaving the family nest. Mark is off to Zambia, Africa to serve a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mom, contacted me as she knew the importance of capturing a family portrait during this milestone. Family dynamics may never be the same again. Her two older sons, may not see each other for several years. As it won’t be too long before the 2nd child will leave, then the third, and luckily for them, they will have a few more years to spend with their youngest!
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I have never had a request before for an awkward family portrait! Did I really want my name attached to something that could make me look like I don’t know what I’m doing?! First thing that comes to my mind, is someone that might have wet their pants, dressed up in matching orange and brown plaid polyester outfits, or really Big Hair.

Sean, was the one that had this idea of an awkward family photo, but he couldn’t think of anything that didn’t involved not being modest. He thought of someone not wearing pants, but he had no volunteers! Quiet Dad, had an idea at the last moment when he pulled out his glasses, and had executed the idea into a reality, with my name attached! I’m up to doing this for any family, who wants to have a lot of fun!
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The family dog, was included, as well as near the end of the session, each child, was given the opportunity to have a few portraits taken of them, with an item that represented their individuality!

Dad and Daughter, spend a little time together, and while I was editing the kiss to her father, I couldn’t help but have tears roll down my cheeks! I don’t do this very often, but I could feel the emotion of their bond, and I had a cry for dad’s sake. As dad was showing me his connection…as it won’t be too much longer, before he may have to step aside to let another love into her life.

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your evening, and preserving time for generations to come!

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