I’m always excited to receive an email from possible clients, but I was beyond thrilled when this request for a Heritage Session arrived! I had already had the honor of spending some time with this sweet family capturing the generations on Bobby’s side. Martha was now requesting some images of her grandmother at the young age of 88, her mother (who also happened to be my High School AP English teacher and one of my favorite educators of ALL time) and her girls Kate and Lizzie.
As I continued to read her email, I was captivated by the rich history of their family and the home where we would meet for our time together. Martha’s great grandfather built this home. There have been 5 generations on the same piece of land and 4 generations of women who have lived in this same house. Isn’t that amazing?
We had a wonderful time reminiscing about the past; and I soaked in all the stories they generously shared. I especially loved how Martha’s grandmother got the name “Gonsie.” (My sincerest apologies for the misspelling!)
The original deed for the land.
This is one of my favorite images from the day! I love “Gonsie’s” hands holding the picture of the home from days gone by!
I feel like this next one could be in Southern Living. The girls quietly playing in the garden, in front of this amazing home, rich with history and abundant memories speaks volumes.
Could it get any sweeter than this?
If you’ve ever wondered whether a Heritage Session is for you, I’ll just let this picture speak for itself.
We finished up with Martha, Bobby and their charming little girls. Aren’t they such a gorgeous family?
Martha, thank you for inviting me to be a part of this wonderful morning with your precious family. The blessing was all mine!
Your statutes are my heritage forever;
they are the joy of my heart.
My heart is set on keeping your decrees
to the very end.