Capturing Today for Tomorrow – Philadelphia Lifestyle Photography

April 5, 2011

My Family Story…page 1

Rainy days and Tuesdays, not going to get me down!  Today was destined to be one of those days with many tests – one of the days where I either dealt with the situation at hand or allowed the emotions to overwhelm me.  Let’s just say when dealing with conditions that we don’t have a cure for it is best to not let my emotions get the best of me!

The last few weeks I’ve been working on the video feed I’ve been taking of my Dad.  I am hoping to put a compilation of many stories, bedtime stories, and messages for my Dad to share.  After all said and done, my Dad has always wanted to leave a foot print and I feel driven to help him capture it.  Over the next few months I will be committed to sharing clips from each video and story.

 

Black and White Family PhotographPhotograph of my Father - Family Portrait

My father….well where do I begin?  He was my #1 fan my whole life.  He was committed to creating a “well-rounded” Lady.  I was dancing, singing, acting, playing piano every day of the week since I was 6.  If there could be an 8th day I surely would have been doing some sort of extra curricular activity!  Looking back on my childhood I am so grateful for the diversity of activities I experienced because of my Mom and Dad.  Dad’s mother was in the Ziegfeld Follies and danced with Michel Fokine the real world famous dancer/choreographer, in NY.  My dad attended University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia Wharton School and adored Philadelphia.  He always dreamed I would end up in Philadelphia one day.  To say the least I have always dreamed big and wanted to reach for those stars.

Today my dad went for his first step of radiation.  What did he do first in the car?  Well of course, debate politics!!  Let me not forget to mention though the first person we saw inside, he didn’t wait 2 seconds to introduce me as a world famous photographer and a gifted concert level pianist. Ha.  Now I am not world famous (yet!!), and I was never a concert level pianist!  However did it make me feel really special inside to see how much my father looks up to me?  Yes.

He is still my biggest fan after all these years, never hesitating to rant and rave about his wonderful daughters!

While he endures this very difficult and confusing time of coping with lung cancer, I am so grateful to now be his #1 fan.

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