Have I mentioned how much I love grandparent sessions? I am sure I have, haha! My client wanted to gift her parents a session as a Christmas present this past year, so she bought them a gift card for a grandparents session that we could do in the spring. What a great gift for grandparents, who usually “have it all,” right?!
This session not only included photos of just the grandparents together (easily my favorite part) but also photos of the whole family, the grandparents with their kids, with their grandkids, the grandkids by themselves, etc. During the special “grandparents time,” I took the two of them away from everyone else and took photos capturing just them together. According to my client, they love water, so we took these right by the lake at the park. They reminded me a lot of my own grandparents. The grandpa was very much like, “Seriously? You are making me do this corny stuff?” and the grandma was making him do it. When I did a session like this for my grandparents last fall, I got many an eye roll from my Pop Pop throughout the session. But he did it! And so did this grandpa. The pictures are so sweet and this family will have them to cherish forever.
Let me tell you something about these sessions. Different people want different things out of them. Even though “the kids” were the ones who bought the session as a gift for their parents, I think they will really love the photos of their parents together. The grandparents, who received the session as a gift, really wanted photos with their grandkids. When we do a big session like this, it is a win-win and everyone gets the photos that they want. I truly believe that the pandemic made people realize the importance and fragility of family. We take for granted having our parents around. When we schedule those fall sessions, the grandparents aren’t usually invited. Capturing these special moments of people who may not have had a professional photo session since their wedding is so important and so beautiful.