One of the reasons I love being a photographer is to capture a moment in time which tells a story or brings back a memory to the viewer. As a wedding photographer I want my clients grandchildren to be able to sit on their lap and see their grandparents wedding day in an album. The idea of leaving images for generations to come is something which I am very passionate about.
About a month ago I got a call from my bride, Jamie. She told me her grandmother had been diagnosed with brain cancer and might not make the wedding. She really wanted her grandmother to see her get married, so it would possible they would change their plans for when the “marriage” would happen. Seems 86 year old Regina had a different idea and planned on seeing her granddaughter get married on the day it was planned.
Last Sunday, August 3o, 2015 Regina arrived decked out and looking beautiful for her granddaughter wedding. I had the privilege of photographing her portrait and then capture her with her loving family.
After the first dance she mentioned to her son she didn’t see him dance with Jamie so they danced again. Then she was passed to her granddaughter for a little dance and a tender embrace and loving good-bye.
Regina stayed the night and you could see the joy in her heart. It was a magical day filled with a loving family, a new couple and a grandmother determined to see her granddaughter marry.
Today Regina passed away peacefully in her sleep. It is such an honor to capture these moments which are the legacy’s of families.
To your loving spirit!
Regina Melgares – August 24, 1929 – September 1, 2015