A REUNION IN GRANITE SHOALS
A Reunion in Granite Shoals was filled with laughter and the soft movement of clicking glass. Complimented by the warm flavors of roasted coffee on a stunning Saturday morning at a family home lake side at LBJ.
A few weeks prior a mother of a recent bride reached out to us about a family reunion.
The opportunity to photograph a true documentary style event was too exciting to pass up, and seeing our past clients and their family was the cherry on top.
My coffee in had and gear on my back we arrived to a family member’s beautiful lake home.
Converging together in the living area I quickly realized this was more than just a reunion in Granite Shoals.
It was a 60th wedding anniversary and Eric and I were surprise presents to the guests of honor to document the morning. Being a present was definitely a first for us.
“Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.” –Romans 12:9
The family shared quick toasts of thanks and family and we migrated into the backyard to play a game with the guests of honor.
Sitting back to back to each other, family members asked them silly questions about their relationship.
Who said I love you first?
How many dates before your first kiss?
The game caused bursts of laughter from the group and brought back memories that started conversations that brought on tears.
My absolute favorite part was to listen to them reminisce, listen to their children, grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews praise their relationship and how they showed was true love really meant.
Gathering together in one large family portrait, several generations stood together celebrating family.
Hopefully future generations will share these images and pass their own memories of love forward.