Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My Children Made Me Cry!


This portrait of my children hangs in the entryway of my home. It was taken in fall of 1985 by my late husband, who was a professional photographer. The portrait won a number of awards, locally, statewide and nationally. I won't go into the details, but getting four children to all smile at the camera was no easy task. Peter wanted to take the portrait with out any artificial light at all, so I had to hold up a giant reflector, to put enough light on their faces. I don't remember how many rolls of film he shot that day, but this was the first photograph, and the best one from that portrait session. That was then.......



....and this is now, 25 years later! My talented son-in-law, Jonathan, was the photographer this time, and I am sure there wasn't any less arguing going on during this portrait session. The "children" wanted to surprise me and recreate the first portrait, but posing was a problem. Tony couldn't sit down in the borrowed Lederhosen he was wearing! Mark is wearing his father's Lederhosen, which is very appropriate, as he was wearing his father's childhood Lederhosen in the first portrait.
This will rank among the best Christmas gifts I have ever received!

8 comments:

Kim said...

I LOVE IT EVA!
It will look beautiful gracing your wall. What a beautiful love filled gift!

mbroider said...

The photos and this post are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!!!

Nancy*Glory Bee said...

What a sweet & thoughtful gift. They look like wonderful children....Nancy

Rachel S said...

What an awesome gift!

Karen said...

How sweet is that! A gift to treasure...

Cindy said...

That was an awesome gift!

Vonna said...

What a wonderful gift...it would have made this Mama cry too :)
Special memories....made anew!

Kay said...

What a gorgeous family - love the tracht! Last Christmas our daughters made us a huge collage of pictures from baby thru high school. Makes you realize how fast the time goes. Have a great 2011!