Family portraits at Inspiration Lake

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In-home session with a family of 9

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Beautiful Moments (Part 31) - Elderly & Family Portraits for Caritas Elderly Homes

This is the 3rd time I got invited by Caritas to do this…. doing family portraits for their members.  Many of my subjects are really really old, like 80-90 years old. It is surprising that some elders still remembered me from last year, some don’t remembered, and some left :(  .  I feel very warm to see their families, spouses, or grand-children all took the time to come to the center to take photos with their parent / grandparent.  I witness love, relationship, and time.

Although many elders are shy and they would begin their session by saying ‘ah.. i am so old now with so many wrinkles, why still need to take photos?’… but as soon as I warmed them up and show them what I took, I would see a smile on their face, and they would automatically come up with more poses on their own.  Two subjects inspires me most, children & elders.   I respect elders for their wisdom.  I think they are most beautiful when laughing and my shutter would just click click and click if I see them burst into laughter.  I liked their eyes, often filled with serenity; smiles filled with kindness; and poses with a flavour of shyness.. which together, come out to be very ‘cute’.  I think this is the best word I would use to describe them. Their cuteness really inspires me.