I will always have a place in my heart for family photos. I was once a wedding and family portrait photographer professionally. Wedding photography is a brutal profession that I wouldn’t recommend to a young photographer trying to make his living with his/her camera. I loved portraiture however, as capturing the essence of human being was always a talent I excelled at. Actually I worked at it very hard over a 45 year span. I even worked in a child’s nursery at church for 2 year olds. Now that was educational!
During yesterday Sunday church service I had ample opportunity to “work the crowd”, a saying from my old profession. After 7-8 months of living here and attending services at Pleasant Street Church I’m getting to know a few folks. Below is a portrait of Steve and one of his grandkids. Steve Harringa and his wife, Ruth, were the folks responsible for delivering a van full of furniture to my new apartment. They are some of the kindest and most loving folks I know so it’s no surprise that that are so eagerly involved with the Serve 2016 program. I hope to send Steve & Ruth a couple of the shots I took yesterday.