The Storytellers

Restoring old images is so rewarding because you get to spend time really getting to know the individuals in the frame. I was thrilled to have been asked to restore this particular image  because it is so beloved in my mother's family. I couldn't get over the details that I may have overlooked had I not had this image scanned and brought into photoshop. I love the hint of my Aunt Rita's gloves hanging out of her purse, the details on the top of my grandmother's dress and my Uncle Okie standing on his tippy toes to be taller. I can't even begin to describe how lucky I feel to be a part of this group. By hanging around them in the backyard during family parties or around the table with tea and dessert (my grandmother's house always smelled amazing) I am certain I learned how to be a storyteller. What I would give to hear just one more story, one more ridiculous laugh, one more joke that makes someone unable to catch their breath...

This is everything. Document those moments.