I love this idea of capturing legacy through photography.
Four generations of women in one photograph is not always an easy accomplishment especially when they live in different cities.
I made this photo for my mother’s birthday and though it would also be a great Mother’s Day or anytime gift.
Can we just mention how gorgeous my grandma is!!
Here’s what you will need:
- a digital camera
- a photo printer or Walgreens nearby
- a simple 11×14 frame
Interesting note: I did not let anybody see what they were holding. They had no idea what was in the frame. It was a surprise!
(These steps can happen over many weeks when you are with various relatives.)
Take a picture of the youngest generation. This was my daughter and her cousins.
Print out that picture in 11×14 at a quick printing place like Walgreens. You can print it at home in 8×12, but I prefer 11×14 because you can see the great grandkids faces better in the final product.
(We did this next step in the Walgreens parking lot) Put the picture in a black frame and have the next generation hold it. This was my sister and I.
Print it as in Step 2, and then add this new picture to the frame.
Take a picture of the 3rd generation holding the picture of the 1st two generations. This was my mother and aunt.
Print it and then add it to the frame if you are blessed to have another generation to go.
Have Great Grandma hold the picture of the 3 generations below her. Take her picture.
This final photo can now be printed in ANY SIZE you would like. This will be such a special keepsake over the years. I have seen it done with the men of a family on Pinterest.