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This is Ann and her mother at Shaun’s wedding in the summer of 2009. Ann’s parents flew here from Mumbai. It’s my favorite photo from the wedding as Ann is the youngest daughter, the last one to leave the nest. I felt so bad for her mom, especially, knowing that she wouldn’t be able to see her very often.

Letting go is the start of a new life for both the mother and daughter. For the daughter, it’s the start of life as an independent adult. For the mother, it’s time to explore a new future, an opportunity to do the things that had always been set aside because of other responsibilities. The tremendous loss that she feels is replaced by an exhiliration, that sense that all things are possible. It’s a feeling that we usually only attribute to youth.

Please view this in full view to see the expressions on their faces better.

Photo taken in Kalispell, Montana (USA) by Colleen Stubbert Emerson (Brian’s wife) with a Nikon CoolPix P80 camera. This was taken in natural light.

Other photos from the wedding:

Comments

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeabout 4 years ago

    It says so much in their faces. Lovely.

  • Thank you very much, Kay! The emotion in their faces tells such a poignant story.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 4 years ago

    THis is really lovely!

  • Thank you, Shulie!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Sprezzatura
    Sprezzaturaabout 4 years ago

    What a story-telling capture. It is very poignant:)Cat

  • Iris Mackenzie
    Iris Mackenzieabout 4 years ago

    lovely capture of this special moment!

  • JHDesigns
    JHDesignsabout 4 years ago

    great capture

  • E.R. Bazor
    E.R. Bazorabout 4 years ago


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  • Wow! Thank you so much!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Tracey Ross
    Tracey Rossabout 4 years ago

    beautiful

  • Rainy
    Rainyabout 4 years ago

    Lovely capture!

  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 4 years ago

    lovely scene, very good capture

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsabout 4 years ago

    Lovely capture the expressions say it all : )

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