So, as you have noticed, I have neglected my blog since February. I have a lot of catching up to do so bear with me. This is also a new blog I recently have had designed so I am still feeling my way around. I have noticed that my old blog transferred, but not the images, hopefully, I will get that reconciled as well. Over the next month, I will upload all the weddings from February until present, I have 11 of them to blog about. I also have numerous engagement sessions, bridal sessions as well as some modeling sessions and family/newborn sessions. In the mean time, you can check out my facebook page which seems to be the most updated right now at https://www.facebook.com/Anns.Photogrpahy ~ Ann
Dad has Alzheimer’s and it has been a difficult 5 years taking care of him. It was a hard decision, but he really is enjoying his new home and friends. He is much safer where he is now and I don’t have to worry so much about him living alone. Dad is now 86 and is in that fading generation of Americans that were immigrants and had huge dreams and goals. His generation worked extremely hard to build the cities of America and Dad lived through the depression. He is a first generation Italian-American and extremely proud of his heritage. It must have taken great courage for my grandparents to make the decision to come over to America not knowing anyone and making a new life for themselves. My grandparent’s came over from Italy when they were in their late teens.
My Father was an amateur photographer. In later blogs I will scan some of the pictures he took over the years and post them. Mostly they are of scenery as well as from the cockpit of his jet while he was flying but many are of me and my brother’s and sister growing up. He did all of our family portraits. I remember the first time I looked through the view finder of his Leica, the thrill of taking a picture and seeing it after it was developed. It opened my eyes to a new way of looking at my world. I looked at everything differently even at 6 because of that camera. My world became alive with the idea of what I could photograph, how I could capture images and make them unique. Make them mine. Thank you Dad for everything but especially for putting that camera in my hand at a young age! I love you.
I am going to do something different. My blog always focuses on what I do with other people, never what I do with my family or my day to day activities so I though I would share a few things. Yesterday evening it snowed for the first time on Christmas day in the Charlotte NC area since 1947. By this morning, it had snowed enough to actually stick and cover the ground. We got a few inches. For a girl who grew up in Golden Colorado, this is a treat! It has been many years since I have experienced snow on Christmas day! I decided to take the dog for a walk today and photograph our adventure in the snow.