Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Angels Among Us...

We scheduled this photo shoot weeks ago.  Everyone was very excited. Plans were made, outfits chosen and all these beautiful relatives coordinated to meet at their grandmothers convalescent home last Sunday.   You see, grandma Marie (the lovely young lady in the middle) is in her ninety's and having some health problems and the family wanted to make sure and have a lovely, calm session with her and all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren while she is still mobile.   I have known a few members of this clan for many years and it was a privilege to be asked to do this important shoot for them.

The grounds of this convalescent home are gorgeous!  Plants, tree's waterfalls and a to die for red Chinese bridge over a pretty pool...I was excited and planning the shoot days in advance.  Marie was not going to be able to walk or stand for more than a few seconds at a time but I had plans to make her comfortable and get some stunning shots outdoors.

Well as I am sure you have figured out that things went terribly awry in the weather department.  God had other plans for us that day and it simply POURED rain all day long.   This was not  shoot that could be re-scheduled  so, I put on my big girl pants, loaded up my gear in the poring rain and headed out to meet Marie and her gorgeous daughter, 5 stunning grand daughters, son and 4 great grandchildren (one is a newborn baby girl!).

This shoot was simple and pure and one of the most relaxing and fun I have had despite the indoor location and bad weather.  I adore this family and felt so much love surrounding them that tears came to my eyes on more than one occasion... 

I too have a grandmother in her ninety's.  It is such a gift.

God is with you all and angels were definitely among us on that rainy Sunday afternoon.  Thanks to all of the family members for bringing your love, light and wonderful spirits to such a gloomy day.  

La ringrazio molto Marie & famigli.  
Tanto amore!
Dio benedica...

What an amazingly GORGEOUS family!!!

"You don't quit laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you quit laughing" 
- author unknown

Six Gorgeous Granddaughters (actually, one is a great grand daughter).  Can you guess which one???..

To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour.
- William Blake

Granddaughter and great granddaughter!

Now I know where these girls get it!  Marie loves music and dancing!

Beautiful Gina...

Tiniest member of the family...a new great granddaughter to love.

You guys kill beautiful!!!

 Amazing Spirit and beauty!

The tiniest angel in the room... She is such a good baby!!!  


My dear friend Brenda with her beloved grandma Marie.  My personal favorite picture of the day.  The smile on Marie's face is priceless...

Brenda's Babies with Grandma Marie!

Only the sweetest boys love their Grandmothers this way...

One of my favorites... Stunning!!!

At the end of the the day, we decided to have a bit of fun with the camera.  Look out, these girls came ready to flaunt it! They don't come more beautiful than this!


  1. Michele,
    Gorgeous work! This is by far one of my favorite sessions of yours. My favorite shot was the one of baby's foot being held by grandma-so much is said and represented without a single word. Simple reminder of just how precious life and family is! Thanks for sharing!
    Maria Bonilla

  2. Makin' me cry.... So good Michele! xoxo~ Kelly

  3. Michele,
    Time is so precious and you were able to take these amazing moments in time and capture them. What a gift and I'm forever grateful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    XOXO~Brenda Tomlinson

  4. What a beautiful, beautiful family. I LOVE the Grandma. LOVE her. Every line on her face tells a story. She has a beautiful life filled with much happiness. This shoot is just spectacular. So much love.

  5. Very nice work! These photo will become more and more precious as time goes on!!