My mom, so beautiful inside and out, turned 92 last week. We had a great party to celebrate this wonderful woman who is loved by everyone who knows her. She comes from Philadelphia, where her parents owned Himmelstein’s Restaurant, a well known place at 5th and Lombard. She always had an incredible energy level as I look back at her life. When I was 6 she went back to school to get teaching certification and she taught at Thomas Jefferson Junior High in Fair Lawn for 30 years. All the while that I was in school, she was teaching, continuing on to get her Master’s Degree, then Master’s +30 credits, AND, she also taught adult education one night a week. Plus, made us every meal every day. Whew. It exhausts me just to consider it!
Now her passion is to take in the best performances in NYC–she goes regularly to the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Roundabout Theatre, and other Broadway productions. She is a renowned baker. She loves to bake cakes, cookies, and pies, and her desserts are a big treat at every gathering she attends–she even made them for her own 92nd birthday party! You can see in my photos below that she loves being with her family, and she still gets up and dances around! She is the most generous and loving mom a family could hope for.
I made this one below with the camera on a tripod using the self-timer. I get a kick out of doing that.
I have always loved my family’s pictures. When I was little and we went to my grandmother’s house, I vividly remember always going for the leather album that had family pictures. While my father made some great family photos, they were never organized into a place where you could enjoy them, let alone find them. (If you knew my dad, you understand–right?) Anyway, I love family albums. It’s great to be able to put my photos on screens and share them through my blog and email them–but it’s the albums that I treasure most. If you’d like to document your life’s special moments, or want to make a commemorative video or album, please give me a call. Creative portrait photographer B. Docktor specializes in capturing the spirit, beauty and joy of your family gatherings. I am based in the Hudson Valley and happily work in NY, NJ, MA, CT. Please call me at 518-329-6239 to document your life’s most precious moments. View portfolio: bdocktor.com