I became interested in taking photographs as a child growing up in Southern California. But it wasn’t the favorite pastimes for my relatives that would sometimes run when I got my camera out ready to shoot the holiday spirit. At the age of 12, my photographs were not the best, but I was still capturing a moment in time. So here we go again, the day after Christmas and my photographs have captured some of the wonderful people I call my family. From my grown sons, to my parents in their eighties, to my beautiful nieces and nephews. I love taking photographs, and without hesitation I am sharing some of the moments.
Seen just above is my cousin Michael, whose birthday just happens to fall on Christmas day. He is here with his lovely wife Michelle. So I asked Michael what were the extra points of being born on December 25th? And this was his reply:
- He never has to work on his birthday
- He gets a lot of attention since his actual birthday falls on Christmas Day.
- There is always a party
- Michael says he was a “present” for his parents
- He felt unique growing up, it was the best Christmas present that his parents ever received….