I love photography! My dad owned a camera store for 43 years. He printed all my pictures, and I take lots of pictures! Since his death in 2006 I have been printing all my own pictures in my home. I create scrapbooks, greetings cards and photo notes cards. It has been a dream of mine to continue my dad's legacy of his love of photography and open a scrapbook store. I am beginning to sell my photo note cards and will continue to dream.
This photo was taken on Father's Day. It's my dad's headstone. This Saturday will be 6 years since he's passed. I wanted to share this because I truly feel his love of photography is engrained in every part of my being. Notice the art work on the headstone. We carefully crafted a design that would be symbolic of our family and especially my dad. He is standing behind his camera, which is on a tripod taking a picture of my family (my mom, my 2 brothers, and me). We couldn't forget the family dog, Tammy, a German Shepard who lived to be 14! Every time I visit his grave this image reminds me of his unending love of photography and it makes me smile. I feel blessed to know he truly lives on in me, and my siblings and my children. I love you dad!