Weekly Photo Challenge – Family

The WordPress Photo Challenge this week is to show your interpretation of Family.

It would be nice to have the time to style together a beautiful artistic shot of our family, but at the end of the day, life is really just a series of ordinary snapshots.

Photos clicked on the run, or groups gathered together at the big celebrations of life.

Moments captured, but more important than the photo itself, are the memories it sparks.

The family holiday snap reminds us of losing my dad just before the holiday, and discovering my husband needed a heart bypass because he first noticed his symptoms during that trip. Yet for the children it’s a photo of a special time when they had Mum & Dad’s undivided attention and got to explore an island of amazing natural beauty.

The Christmas shot – always a debacle. Trying to get that many individuals looking at the camera, being sensible, smiling on cue – a nightmare. Yet year in, year out we do it. Happy thoughts but also a lasting record of the faces who are no longer here to line up.

The family far apart and the efforts needed to gather together to celebrate the intertwined relationships.

The sisters – frozen in a moment of sisterly love – where the fights over who gets the front seat, or the last biscuit are forgotten.

Nothing spectacular just an ordinary family, snapping away, recording the growth of children, the trips taken, the laughs enjoyed.

8 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Family

  1. I love your point that life is a series of ordinary snapshots. My favorite one of yours is the one of your daughters, and the caption.

    My life is mostly ordinary too. Not too stylized, beautiful or fashionable -just normal. And that’s ok.

  2. Hi Janine,
    I love your family. The classic is the holiday one. I have 7 siblings and two parents, and then all our children. We only get together rarely, but then it’s important to get a picture! Thanks for sharing.

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