img_7972img_8022img_8075img_8083img_8091img_8194img_8219img_8244img_8250img_8273img_8319img_8327img_8335img_8359img_9225img_0042The love in this family is so real. Mimi and Popop have SOOO much chemistry. I loved photographing their love, and capturing how that love trickled down to their kids and grandchildren.

As the family grew, they have stayed closed to each other.  Ann, the grandma of the family, explained to me how they moved closer to each other because they knew it would take a village to raise kids and face life’s challenges.

They have needed each other and supported one another through life’s incredible difficulties. And their love is stronger from it. You can totally tell from spending just a few minutes with them 🙂

Thankful for my time with this family in Blue Ridge.

And a special thank you to my sister Victoria for second shooting and being a complete boss.

Posted by:Crystal Anne Downs

I am a professional photographer and unprofessional sociologist pursuing creative outlets that lead to beauty, social justice, and peace in this world.

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