Thursday, May 7, 2009

Celebrating Moms - Contest Winner! | Wilmington, NC photographer

When Betsy said, "She deserves to be celebrated because she would never acknowledge that who she is and what she is, is extraordinary" she really was describing Dana. I met up with Dana and her family over the weekend. Unfortunately, her son and daughter-in-law were not able to make it. I asked Dana what makes her a "mom" - what kinds of things she does that I could photograph that would tell the story. She said, "I'm pretty boring. I like to iron and bake. I spend a lot of time with my daughter dressing Ken (barbie)" but during my time there - I found she was just perfect - and a very deserving winner of my first contest - you guys did good!

She said her apron is a normal part of her wardrobe.

Her daughter, now married, was able to come over - and I could tell that brought her a lot of joy. They usually have Sunday dinner together - they work out together - go shopping - and just generally enjoy time spent.

Dana spends a lot of time with her daughter. Ken is a member of the family - in many ways. I was happy to capture this time spent with her daughter.
I love this picture of Dana, she loves being a mom.
This family isn't boring, they are real. They remind me of "home". As I left - they were sitting down to lunch.....grilled cheese and tomato soup. Yum.

Thanks to everyone that voted. I couldn't have done this without you. I hope to do more. If you have any ideas - please drop me a line!


the ubiquitous blog said...

OH, I love these photos... REAL people living REAL lives with REAL love for family. Beautiful, just beautiful!

Christine said...

Those are great Dana. I love that they are such a close family. :)

Betsy said...

Dana I have tears in my eyes as I look at these pictures. This family has been a big part of my life and I am so glad that you were able to capture these moments. I just love them so much. I hope Jill wasn't too shy with you. She is such a character!

Melissa said...

I just love your lifestyle photographs, Dana. So beautifully done, as always. What fabulous moments captured for this mom and her family.

Janice said...

Dana, these pictures are just wonderful. You really captured their personalities and their real lives. I'm sure they will treasure these!

Sweet Fields Blog said...

I absolutely love these shots, Dana. What a beautiful woman, and so well-deserving of this session. I just adore that last shot, it brought tears to my eyes!!

Photography By Alyssa said...

Dana these are so sweet, that last photo is perfection. Nice capture of emotion.

Sandye Hardy said...

loving the interaction you were able to capture! what a great family! beautiful work.

Ketti Photography said...

Now this is something to treasure - beautiful photographs capturing real life. Excellent work!

Anonymous said...

Wow I never knew ken was so stylish!!!

Great captures I'm sure they will be cherished for a long time to come.

Melinda Dillman said...

Beautifully captured real life! I love it!

Stephanie Bowling said...

These are just beautiful! They really capture who they are as a family! Nicely done!

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