One of the great things I love about photography is the ability to document and preserve history. It’s one of the most important things I do.
Mary Lou Cahill turned 80 recently. She and George have eight children. Those children have their own children and some of those even have their own children as well. Photographing her on her 80th birthday is obviously an important shoot. Generations from now, her descendants will still have these photographs in their albums, on their walls and in their wallets. I can hear her grandchildren bragging about how beautiful their grandmother was when she turned 80.
Mary Lou Cahill is truly a family matriarch and a woman who carries her class, beauty and pride with every step she takes.
Her husband, George, is the charming patriarch of the family.
I got one of the greatest compliments from him about these photos. He told me that he’s been married to Mary Lou for SIXTY ONE years and of all the times she’s been photographed, he thought these showed her at her most beautiful.
I am humbled, but what I always remember about being a photographer is that it’s a two-way street. I can only shoot what’s there. None of my photography tricks or techniques can put class and beauty when it’s not there. George and Mary Lou brought their “A” game to our portrait session.
And, the result…..is History.