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Rest in peace, great-grandpa Bob

Back on this past December 4th, I did a photoshoot for 13 people, a family ranging from a little girl all the way up to her great-grandfather Bob. Well, the old guy was in a wheelchair and didn’t talk a whole lot, but I loved the character in his face and I could tell how much he adored his family and especially those two great-grandkids, Collin and Danica.

I mean, look at the photo of him above…was a sweet, kind face…with wise ol’ eyes that you know have seen some amazing things of the course of his life.

I was wandering Facebook tonight and saw the really sad news via one of his grandkids that Bob passed away this past Thursday. Ugh, didn’t expect to see that. I know the entire family is mourning right now and I’m sure the two little kiddies are having a tough time dealing with the loss of a great-granddad. My prayers are with you guys.

This painful time in their lives obviously has little to do with a photographer who only spent a few hours with them all…but I have to say, it’s a very strange thing to have just taken pictures of someone and then find out news like this. It’s a bit surreal and incredibly emotional. Plus I know from the family how much the two great-grandkids loved Bob, so I can’t imagine what they are feeling right now.

A lot of people who saw the photos from the shoot really enjoyed this one below of Bob and Danica. It’s actually a little hard for me to look at right now. Sometimes you take photos for families and perhaps don’t really think about them too much after that, but I know now that this will be one I cherish for a very, very long time.

Rest in peace Bob.