This is a very special post because the subject honored in these photos has since gone home to be with her Savior. Betty Barger (Maw-Maw to her family) passed away one month after this session. We had no idea that time remaining was quite so short, but God knew the gift these images would be to her loved ones for years to come.
From the moment I entered Ms. Betty's home, I felt the love present. Despite the discomfort she must have been feeling, she welcomed me with her warm, sweet smile. We headed out to the intimate setting of her back yard and all I did was stand back and click the shutter as the beauty of Maw-Maw's relationship with each member of her family was on full display.
I had the privilege of attending Ms. Betty's funeral and listened as her children and grandchildren rose up and called her blessed, describing her as a woman who loved God and others deeply and knew how to have fun. She was fiercely competitive and enjoyed a good joke, providing constant entertainment for those around her. Every memory spoken confirmed what I had already witnessed in these pictures. This woman was filled with joy, laughter and wisdom that overflowed, leaving a legacy that will not be forgotten and Lord willing, will continue for generations and generations to come.
Playing patty-cake with her youngest great-grandchild. Melted my heart.