Friday, July 5, 2013

Traditions || Bend Oregon Photography

We love Todd Lake - and consider it one of the Teichrow Family Traditions, to begin our Fourth of July exploring its beauty! There were a few crazy years where we hit the downtown Pet Parade, then Todd Lake, and wrapped the day up with fireworks. Needless to say, the little ones were TUCKERED out by the end of those days.

Yesterday we dropped everything and continued the tradition after a couple-year hiatus... due to schedules and, actually, snow pack! 

This is a banner year - and was a gorgeous day. One of the things I wanted to do was recreate this image from 2005... one of our family favorites that hangs in permanent residence in the gallery wall in our kitchen. I often change the photos out - but this one has a special spot in my heart... and I think it will stay there for a long, long time. 

I think, however, that the shot I took yesterday, may live "next door" to it on the gallery wall. I love it nearly as much - and love to think about how much the boys have grown since then. 

What family traditions do you have, and are they captured in photographs? Family traditions are great inspirations for photo sessions!  Your family will treasure the images for generations to come!

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