Family Ties

Completed portrait

Newly wed, and wanting to give her husband something unique, this gift idea was something she hoped would be unforgettable. She wanted something that would be sentimental and classic, something that would stand out to her husband, especially since she has found through the course of their relationship that he is difficult to buy for and not easily impressed by gifts.

This portrait includes 3   1/2 generations of the family men. Newlywed groom (far right), his grandfather, uncle and father.

Having been very close to his grandfather, the groom would have wished his grandfather's presence at his wedding. Even though he couldn't be there in the physical, he was very much there in spirit. The placement of Grandfather in the portrait is purposeful as he stands just behind the groom, symbolically always with him.

Love those ties! They give character and added some extra personality and punch to the portrait, along with those grand smiles of this family's men.

 

 
Older photo used as reference

Older photo used as reference

 

I had a few photos to use as reference with the one of grandfather an older printed photo with limited details.

 

Photo used for reference

Photo used for reference