Family Photography and the Super Bowl you may ask!?!? Yes, I was inspired today. My family loves sports! I like sports, but I don’t feel a great need to watch them on TV. Unless of course, it’s a really great game. Or it’s Super Bowl Sunday!
Yah, yah! I know… everyone is a football fan on Super Bowl Sunday. But I love the Super Bowl for a different reason. Maybe I’m just a total sap, but I love the stories! They always have these great features about individual players and their families with all the juicy history that makes a story worth telling. This year they did a report on players and coaches and who they look for after the win and who they wanted most to be with to celebrate. Their families of course.
There were stories of the players looking for their families in the stands and bringing them down on the field. Climbing walls to get to them. Demanding someone go find their wife. One coach talked about helping all the grand kids climb down over the wall, and carrying the littlest one around on his shoulders. There were videos of players holding their children and kissing their wives, families with beaming smiles of joy as they celebrated a moment that none of them will ever forget!
I live for those kinds of stories, those kinds of those memories that will always be remembered! Each player and coach that was featured choked up as they told of the family moments together on the field that were the most special. And each one of them were so glad they had the pictures to commemorate the memory. The grandfather holding the littlest of his grandchildren on his shoulder as he proudly celebrated his win, admitted that he cries every time he thinks about it and sees the image. The father who held his young son full of so much joy back on that day, who had no idea he would lose his boy just 3 years later. He cried as he said, I am so glad I have that photo. It was such a special moment spent with my son.
Another player talked about going up into the stands a few minutes before the game had ended so he could bring his entire family onto the field because he wanted to be surround by the people who had helped get him there. He finished the story by saying, I get choked up when I think about that moment with them. I have that picture hanging in my home.
That’s good stuff! A little heart warming inspiration for Sunday or maybe just a little something to start your Monday off right!
Why do you love the Super Bowl? And what important memories do you wish you had captured in your family portraits?
And hey, in case you didn’t know, family portraits don’t have to be stiff. They can and should be personal and all about YOU and YOUR stories!
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