Leaving a Legacy

They got married on December 8, 1940 and about a year later, he was drafted into war. She didn't have enough money for a wedding gown but still looked as beautiful as ever in a light blue woolen suit and cameo necklace that her mother handed down to her. They look so happy and in love…a love that will last 67 years. 

Married 67 years

Married 67 years

One of my favorite things to do is sit around and look at old pictures of my family, particularly my grandparents. I think I have reached the age where I want to know everything I can about my family history and the legacy my grandparents have left. 

Looking through my grandparent's wedding photos makes me think about what it must have been like to live during that time, what they must have been feeling, how excited they were for their future, what my grandmother wore on her wedding day, the cameo necklace she wore that was passed down to my mother and then to me to wear on my wedding day… these photographs tell a story and leave a legacy for generations to come. My grandparents on my mom's side are with the Lord now but their grandchildren and great grandchildren are still enjoying their story through these photographs. 

Grandma and Grandpa on their wedding day.

Grandma and Grandpa on their wedding day.

There are so many reasons why I love photography and why it is so important. The fact that these photographs will be studied for years to come by not just you, but your children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren is just one reason. When you are choosing someone to document your best day, don't forget about the legacy you will be leaving and the story you and your loved ones will be reflecting on for many generations to come.