Four Generations

Family Photography Edmonton | Hobbs Photography

These beautiful ladies are four generations and all first born.

30 years ago, in 1986 there was another photo session of four generations that included three of them and a great grandma. I think this is so special. So neat. This time they included a special quilt sewn by a great grandma. I really hope that in thirty years from now, in 2046, they can do the same thing.

Here are some favourite photos of my time spent with these women.

The words are theirs.

~Jenna xx

four generations of women for extended family photography sessionmom holds her toddler surrounded by her mother and grandmother in Parkland County, Albertaportrait of four women from the same family

“…being your mom, grandma and great grandma has been my greatest joy, my reason for everything.”

great grandmother holds tiny frog for her great granddaughter to see

mom laughs holding her little girl in her arms

“Don’t stress the little stuff.”

granddaughter walks on quilt during summer family photos in fieldgirl sits on vintage quilt during relaxed family photography sessionauthentic portrait of child eating a cookie holding her stuffyfun black and white portrait of little girl feeding her mom a cookie in Parkland County, Albertagrand daughter and great grandmother have a tea party in a fielddribbles of tea run down child's chin and onto her dress during lifestyle family photo session near YEGlittle girl gets every drop of tea out of vintage tea cup during summer photo session

“I love my ma and I love my ma Raine.”

unique portrait of toddler in outdoor family sessionfunny black and white portrait of a dirty child

“[Do not] discount any lessons.  Remember them all, learn from them all.  What you learn in your younger years, you will use in your golden years.”

great grandmother and grand daughter play under colourful quilt tossed in the airgreat grandmother laughs with her family in beautiful session with four generations of womena happy child in her grandma's arms in an Alberta fieldportrait of mom kissing her daughter in family photography session Edmonton gorgeous black and white detail photograph of a child's messy hair“I hope she becomes a strong woman, capable of compassion but yet sure of herself. I hope she remains bigger than her body. I hope she is happy and fulfilled, on whatever path she chooses. I hope she wanders, I hope she hungers for knowledge, I hope she loves, I hope she laughs so big it comes from her knees.”

mom looks lovingly at her daughterdaughter and mom play in field during documentary family photo sessionlittle girl gives mom a tight huge with a huge smile in portrait by award winning Edmonton photographer

“From both of them I inherited a connection to the earth, a desire and a need to be outside, mostly barefoot. Feet in the dirt, face in the sun.”

daughter gets a piggy back ride through the field during Canadian summergranddaughter and grandmother together in Edmonton fieldgranddaughter gives her grandma a big huge in family picturefour generations show off 30 year old family photo of another four generations of womencarrying on the the tradition with another portrait of four generations of women

“Their strength.”

daughter, grandmother, granddaughter and great grandmother pose for family portrait

“They both hold family above all, and are fiercely protective and endlessly proud of that.”

grandma and great grandma laugh with granddaughter in fun edmonton family photography sessionlittle girl laughs with her family for a relaxed lifestyle photo session near Stony Plaindaughter connects with her mother for a relaxed and emotive portraitfour generations of strong women from the same family enjoy their time together in fieldgranddaughter giggles while grandma and mom tickle hergranddaughter wraps her arms around her great grandmother's neckchild kisses her great grandmother in an emotive black and white portrait by Edmonton's best family photographerdetail shot of thirty year old portrait of four generations of womenchild stands in front of her mother, grandmother and great grandmother unhappy about the long grass on her bare feetsilhouette of a family against beautiful blue summer skies in Alberta, Canada

30 years ago, 1986. Four generations. Photographer unknown.


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Erin, who was the baby in the original portrait, has participated in our A MOTHER’S BEAUTY SESSIONS twice!  The first time, she came last minute when another participant canceled.  The second time, she had graciously agreed to act as hostess weeks before her third child arrived earth-side.  We insisted on a few portraits in the water before she headed home.

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  • sandra07/10/2016 - 10:19 PM

    This is awesome.
    I LOVE all of these images.
    Wonderful documenting and what a special idea these women had redoing this.
    Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

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