Few events in this world can rival a children’s parade. I remember marching in parades as a child … seeing the town’s people line along the road made it so special.
In norwood MA, the 4th of July festivities begin at 1:00 PM when the main street is closed off and filled with hundreds of children and their parents walking, riding their decorated bikes and pushing decorated baby carriages,
The parade is led by The Colonial Boys fife and drum band.
and the newest addition, the Junior Colonial Boys band.
You can feel the excitement in the air as the kids parade around the town’s gazebo with the hope of winning a prize.
But everyone wins. There is a tee shirt and ribbon for everyone.
Honestly, I don’t know of another store that is left in the town that is from “the old days”. Brenner’s Children’s Store was there when our Grandparents were buying our parents their clothes and it’s still here. I wouldn’t be surprised if there are still some clothes hanging that have been there for forty years. OK, twenty years.
With all of the trendy stores out there, where can yout still get a Cub Scout pocket knife … Brenner’s.
And how about a sash for your Girl Scout uniform? Brenner’s
You might think it “corney” to care about the store that was there when three generations grew up, but personally I feel that we have to keep them alive.
Now if we could just get some new styles in the window….
I know that these are both the same picture. But color and Black and white are completely different.
The simple family cook-out. That Sunday afternoon get together, so simple, yet so special.
I was asked to shoot one such event this past Easter, this past Greek Easter. I mention that because of the wonderful lamb that they served. I could smell it as I got out of my car and headed up the drive way, asking some of the kids if this was the right house. They wouldn’t say … I guess I had that look. It’s a stranger!
Great family images were everywhere. The deep conversations, the kids chasing each other, Mom’s kissing their kids and others remembering when their kids were young enough that they would still allow their Mom’s to kiss them.
I’m so honored to be asked to photograph these types of events, I guess the people think that I do it for them …. when actually I get so much more in return
I was asked to photograph the Baptism of our Pastor’s Grandson, so of course I jumped at the chance. What a happy day! I most enjoyed capturing a Mother’s tender love and a Father’s bursting pride
Portrait sessions go through a lot of stages.
Paula brought her Daughter Delia over for a session and it went great.
They are so natural together, it made my job so easy to just capture the events as they happened.