I have always wanted to take pictures of my grandparents, but it was one of those things that never happened. They live in Traverse City, Michigan and we only see each other once or twice a year. They visited California in May and I knew I had to make this happen.
My grandma, we call her gma, was totally up for it. Papa was not super into it--most men aren't. But, per usual, he had us cracking up the whole time.
The whole time I was setting up this shot he kept saying, "She's not even taking pictures of us, she's taking pictures of a bush!" Hence the crossed arms. Then I decided I wanted a couple nice portraits of each of them. Gma happily obliged and had her own pose ready to go. I knew Papa was over it, so I told him, "You can make any face you want." He gave me approximately thirty faces! Here's some of my favorites. Hold on, I'm going to make you take one more picture!
Thanks so much for being your amazing selves gma and papa! I'm so glad we were able to make this happen.
If you are interested in photojournalistic portrait photography like this, please be in touch! I love doing work like this and look forward to doing more!