Letting Go by rocamiadesign

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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:


  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeover 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
    Shulie1over 4 years ago

    THis is really lovely!

  • Thank you, Shulie!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Sprezzatura
    Sprezzaturaover 4 years ago

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

  • Iris Mackenzie
    Iris Mackenzieover 4 years ago

    lovely capture of this special moment!

  • JHDesigns
    JHDesignsover 4 years ago

    great capture

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

    Your hosts – E.R. Bazor and L. Bazor (November 9th, 2010)

  • Wow! Thank you so much!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Tracey Ross
    Tracey Rossover 4 years ago


  • Rainy
    Rainyover 4 years ago

    Lovely capture!

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 4 years ago

    lovely scene, very good capture

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 4 years ago

    Lovely capture the expressions say it all : )

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