Portrait Portfolio

The beauty of a moment is that it’s fleeting. By its very nature, it slips through our fingers, making it that much more precious. ~Ted Mosby

Have you ever stopped to wonder what your great grandparents’ lives were like? Maybe you have some pictures that have remained in your family that help tell your family’s story. Maybe you have pictures of your parents and grandparents that you can use to revisit life in the past with them as they share their story with you and your children. In this day and age, there are fewer and fewer printed photographs of people. If we lost our ability to pull up our images on our cell phones or social media to share with our kids about what they were like when they were little, an entire generation would be without any images of themselves throughout their childhood and into adulthood. I have this picture sitting on my desk as a reminder that I need to print my pictures. Someone in my family took this picture of my cousin and I snuggling in with our Mamaw. I don’t remember this moment at all. But being able to see this moment in print is such a gift.

We take photographs of people that we love so that we will remember them and so that future generations will be able to see who they were. That is why it is so important to have your family and loved ones photographed as they grow and as they reach important milestones in their lives. This is the heart and soul of who I am as a photographer- capturing your legacy.

Joy Mills

belleevephotography@gmail.com

757-256-8788

Based in Yorktown, Virginia

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