Welcome back to my project 52. Thanks for returning for my last blog post in July. My how the year is flying by. In case you are new to my blog Fifty-two on Fridays is a creative journey shared between 15 other photographers from The Bloom Forum, across the United States. As always, don’t forget to link to the next photographer in the blog circle at the bottom of my post, to check out her interpretation of the theme or prompt.
This week the theme is old. Themes like this one are difficult for me, because I have more of a modern style. When I found out the prompt/theme was ‘old’, I immediately started chanting in my head, “old, old-fashioned, vintage, old, old” and looked around my house for something ‘old’ in a desperate attempt to have an amazing idea to photograph. I kept coming back to one item that was old, and has a lot of meaning for me. That special something is this ring. It was given to me by my grandmother on the day I got married to my husband (he is the very handsome guy in the photograph). It was part of the old-fashioned tradition, “something old, something new, something borrowed, some blue”. This ring belonged to my grandpa. My grandparents were married over 50 years before he passed away. My grandpa was everything to me, he was the most amazing man in my life, and while he couldn’t be there to walk me down the aisle the day I got married, I had a piece of him, his ring, that I held close to me that day. In fact, my grandmother put a blue ribbon on it, hoping that I would tie it into my wedding dress. Instead, I wore the ring, it brought me such comfort and happiness. I’ve worn this ‘old’ ring on other very special occasions in my life, the day I defended my graduate thesis, and I took it with me to the hospital when each of my children were born. This week, I kindly asked my husband if he would be in the picture with the ring. The ring fits him perfectly, it is the same size as his wedding band. I love that I now have a picture of something ‘old’ and very dear to my heart, with the most amazing man in my life.
Now head on over to the fabulous Krista Keller | Danville CA Family Photographer for her inspiring interpretation of Old.