The Creation of Family Traditions: The Generations Photo.

While some family traditions are created on the fly, others are carefully crafted – timing is everything.
Today I hope to inspire you to take advantage of creating a new family tradition where timing is of the essence – the “generations” photo.  The attached photo is that of my family, capturing four generations of men on my Mother’s side.  The YOUNGEST boy (far left) is MY GRANDFATHER. Holding him is my Great Grandfather (Pepe, 2nd from left) with my Great Great Grandfather (far right) and seated my Great Great Great Grandfather.

I have loved this photo since the day I first saw it, but the sheer thought of this special photo sends chills up my spine. Granted in today’s culture where people don’t have children nearly as young (or often) as they did in generations past, a photo like this capturing four generations is a rarity.

I urge you to arrange to take some “generations” photos of your family – candids, portraits, whatever you wish. I promise it will truly be something you will cherish!

Share with us your “generations” photos for a chance to be featured on our blog.

I’m an old soul based in Atlanta, GA and mom of 3 with a deep love of all things from the past with a story to tell, on a mission to keep heirlooms around for another generation - whether it be a tradition, splattered family recipe, or historic home.

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