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Gramma Goes Glam! Senior Woman Portraits

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My gramma

Gramma goes glam senior woman before and after studio portrait

Gramma Goes Glam!

My 88 year old grandmother on my mom’s side – came in to have her portraits done today.
It was a gift to her from her children and me, and it is also a gift “to” us.  Selfishly, I’m thrilled to have these photos of her. What a gorgeous woman and how lucky I am to be able to catch these portraits of her.


It’s funny as time has mellowed her I think.


As a child I saw mostly the disciplinarian, as an adult I see a hilarious fun loving person.
I think I get my giggle fits from her – she comes by them easily and it’s fun to be extra silly just to get her going.  Her friends always called her Sunny and meeting her you can see why.


Most days gramma wears no makeup and some loose fitting clothes.
For her shoot I brought in my uber-talented and super awesome friend to bring out her natural beauty. My mom took her shopping for a few “glam” outfits to try.


At first, Gramma was feeling a little uncomfortable. A little unsure, maybe a little afraid of looking silly.


But oh. my. gawd.


After a few snaps of my camera we got in a groove and when I finally stopped to look at the back of my camera, I got goosebumps.


I told her she was stunning. I told her she was beautiful.


She said no one had ever told her that in her life.


Though I find that hard to believe, I made sure to tell her that now.


As I edited the photos I smiled the whole time.  I laughed when I saw her laughing.
I cried when I took a video, and she said she loved me Very Much.


I present to you, Mrs. Florence Stratman


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