It's not often that I do documentary photo sessions but when I do I am really excited.
You see, usually most clients want to be at their very best for photo sessions. Who can blame them? I do too but documenting something is natural. It's carefree. It's allowing yourself, your family and your environment to just simply be.
The latin word for document is docere meaning "to show, to teach" and I honestly felt that is what was recorded that Sunday afternoon.
Cathy reached out to me and explained that her grandmother was getting much older and her health was deteriorating quickly. She felt this might possibly be her last year and decided to plan a family get together where all of her relatives could gather around her grandmother, Immaculate Sergile and it was so beautiful.
What I loved most was Cathy's tenacity to have these photos be "organic". She wanted her family captured just as themselves on any given event. They danced, they sang, they ate, laughed and enjoyed one another's company.
It brought me back to the simplicity of life. As a young child, family is all you have. Family is your little world and it first forms the way you view the world.
Cathy also took the time to pray for her grandmother. Everyone stood aside in agreement for healing. The environment was super warm and encouraging and they took such good care of this woman.
There's so much beauty in honoring those that came before us. I feel something special lives on with us when we take care of the elders of this world.
I feel this is something my generation truly lacks. We don't do this intentionally but it's the 'busy factor'. We are always so busy. Working, raising a family, running a business, learning more, taking care of ourselves, our home, just the day-to-day living. It can be consuming.
This is the legacy of Immaculate Sergil.
Thanks for taking the time to read! Leave a comment below if you enjoyed this photo session. Let me know if this is something you would be interested in doing for your own family in the future?