“Mom, we need photo with you!” This from my emotionally adopted Ukrainian daughter. Her words strike a chord.
While I love to be behind the camera lens, I detest having my picture taken. This is unfair to my children, I recently realized. When I’m gone, they’ll have nothing to remember me by.
Another Ukrainian family that recently settled in the area are a husband and wife photo and videography team. They are trying to re-establish themselves in this foreign land. I decided that a photoshoot might be a unique and important early Christmas gift, so I reached out to Anna.
“I’ll warn you that we’ve never done this before,” I messaged.
“You’ll be fine”, she responded.
Ric is like me, avoiding the camera at all costs. So, I didn’t tell him. Just said we had an appointment and he might want to shave and put on a blue shirt.
Turns out Anna was right. With her guidance, we forgot all about the camera and had a ball.
(Find Anna Salva on her Facebook page: Photographer Anna Salva)