Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Family love

Last month I covered a good friend of mines Pop's birthday brunch. It was such a beautiful affair held at the Auckland Botanic Gardens; full of family, love and laughter to celebrate an amazing person. The respect and adoration the family had for "Pop" was so evident, at times I felt I had no right being there as I leaned forward to capture that special private moment. I almost felt like I was intruding, and stepped back to leave the moment to continue. The morning was beautifully planned right down to the cake which was a crossword (this is what Pop loved to spend his time doing) in which all the clues spelled out words describing him. Pop was then able to do the crossword with an icing pen before cutting - such detail! It ended in a train ride tour for the gardens for the entire family. I felt honored to be asked to capture the love the family have for Pop in a story of the morning.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Sean said...

You make the most ordinary moments seem spectacular with your work.

I love checking in on your blog and finding new stuff from time to time.

I swear, you can make anything seem grand from behind the lens.

7:55 AM  
Blogger Saffron said...

Wow Sean. Thank you so much for you wonderful comment. It was the first message I read this morning - and what a way to start the day!!! Thank you so very much.

5:00 PM  

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