Pure. Joy.

Family, Life, Photography January 20, 2014

My grandma has been visiting from Kansas City for the past month.  Before she goes home on Wednesday, I wanted to get a few photos of her with the kids.  I promised her that our photography session would be free of posed shots and fake smiles.  I just wanted to capture a few candid moments between the kids and their great-grandma.

We headed to the park for a little chat, then we headed over to the swings.

Pure. Joy. {Alysa Bajenaru Photography}

Pure. Joy. {Alysa Bajenaru Photography}

Pure. Joy. {Alysa Bajenaru Photography}

Pure. Joy. {Alysa Bajenaru Photography}

Pure. Joy. {Alysa Bajenaru Photography}

As Joe and Leila swung their legs and twisted through the air, my grandma spoke up.  “It must have been at least 50 years since I sat on a swing.  I want to do it too!”

Are you sure, Grandma?

“Yes!  Get me on a swing.”

She sat down, put her feet on the ground, pushed back, and then…

Pure. Joy.

Pure. Joy. {Alysa Bajenaru Photography}

Pure. Joy. {Alysa Bajenaru Photography}

And then my heart exploded.

 

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  • Linda Baker January 20, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    What precious pictures…totally natural and priceless! Love the swings!

    • InspiredRD January 23, 2014 at 8:24 am

      Thanks Linda!

  • Courtney January 21, 2014 at 8:49 am

    OMG…my heart nearly exploded and it’s not even my grandma! SUCH sweet pictures!

    • InspiredRD January 23, 2014 at 8:24 am

      Thanks Courtney!

  • Anne|Craving Something Healthy January 21, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Love this!