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Dee and Terra | Lifestyle | Casa Grande

Dee recently turned 90 years old. You can see a younger version of her in the first photo below…which is one of the reasons why she loves her granddaughter Terra so much. They totally look alike.

Of course…there are many other reasons…mainly Dee was a mother to Terra while she was growing up, an amazingly sweet story. Dee was one of 13 children (holy crap!) and had five sons of her own (you’ll see a picture of them further down). Terra lives in Seattle and flew out to Phoenix to visit her grandma and to get some photos taken of her for her dad and uncles.

We took a little walk around Dee’s neighborhood, got some pictures in the middle of a HABOOB and then played Skipbo for a bit (Dee is known as the Skipbo Queen and we could see why after a few minutes. She’s awesome). Had such a blast hanging with these two…they were incredibly sweet and you could tell how much they loved each other. I feel honored to have met them both and get a taste of their stories.

Habooooooooooooob!

Here is where Dee makes her mean face…but she can’t keep it up for long 🙂

 

Dee and Terra | Lifestyle | Sneak Peek

Terra lives up in Seattle, but flew down to visit her grandma and get some pictures taken with her. Hanging with them for just an hour was such a treat…the stories that Dee had to tell were hilarious.

Oh, and we had a haboob roll through during our shoot. Always fun. More to come.

Generations

This is Lyla’s great-grandmother, Grace, after which our daughter received her middle name. I shot this at Christmas and it’s one of my most favorite photos I’ve taken so far. When I think of my daughter being just 17-months old now, it’s almost impossible to imagine one day she could be married, have kids, and then her kids have kids and one day one of them would somehow bounce on my lap at Christmas (If I stick around this life that long).

A simple photo to represent the beauty of family and the generations that have been and are yet to come.

I’m displaying this photo at church tomorrow as part of a contest that invited artists to create something to represent “Mom.”

For whatever reason, this photo is what popped into my head first.

Happy mother’s day!