I am really enjoying this personal photography journey I am taking with 17 fellow photographers. I like the push and motivation it gives me to think and contemplate my image for each week’s prompt. This week was a bit tough for me. The prompt was signs. I initially thought of street signs, store signs, sign language, the peace sign, etc. but I just couldn’t formulate an idea of an image I wanted to take. Then I talked to my mom on the phone from Florida on my son Luke’s birthday and my mom was crying and having a bad day…she is homesick. She lives in Florida for the winter with her husband and struggles with the fact that all of her 6 children and 7 grandchildren are back here in Western New York. I felt so sorry for her and our conversation weighed heavily on my heart. So I decided to take the literal meaning of the word sign and photograph my boys with a sign for Grandma. The boys had a snow day on Wednesday, so it was the perfect opportunity to get them together and snap a photo for Grandma and my photography challenge. We will send this to Grandma for Valentine’s day…I think it will cheer her up!

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I am really looking forward to visiting all the other blogs in this circle and see what each of them photographed for signs. I hope you can too; you can start by checking out Jenn’s blog.

16 Responses to “52 on Friday | Williamsville, NY photographer”

  1. Jessi says:

    This is just too cute! Love it! Your kids are flippin ad-or-able!

  2. hope says:

    way cute! love it.

  3. emily horton says:

    Ummmm… SOOOO CUTE!!! 🙂

  4. krista says:

    I am sad for your mom too! That has to be really hard and what a good daughter you are to think of her in this way. She is going to love it! So cute!

  5. Jayme Franklin says:

    Melissa every week you rock my socks off with your photos. Awesome job and such sweet boys! Every grandma’s dreams! Do you have a natural light studio?

  6. Shauna says:

    Oh I LOVE this idea!! How gorgeous are your boys?? I bet this cheered your Mom up immediately.. swoOoon!

  7. Kristen says:

    OMG, I can so relate to you. My parents live in Idaho while we are in Calif. It is so hard to have parents live so far away when you have children and want your parents near to see all the kids grow up. Love the picture!!!!

  8. Andrea Franklin says:

    This grandma says ya’ dun REAL good, girl! Know the feelin’ Such handsome little boys…. 🙂

  9. Kelly says:

    Beautiful shot!!! She is going to LOVE it! What a great idea!

  10. Sara T says:

    Your mom will love this so much! Great shot! Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  11. Gigi says:

    So sorry your Mom is having a hard time. She is going to LOVE this! You are a very sweet and thoughtful daughter!

  12. Oh my word! I didn’t realize you had 3 boys. We are ‘kindred spirits’ for sure. So adorable! I know G’ma will love this.

  13. Sarah says:

    Oh Melissa, this is just so sweet. What a great idea. It’s so hard to be away from your family. I know that first hand. I’m sending your mom some extra warm thoughts to get her through. Beautiful shot, too! Your boys are gorgeous!!!

  14. Lisa Turner says:

    Oh that is darling. What a cute idea! I am totally stealing this.

  15. KellyW says:

    Sweet boys with a sweet message!

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