Photographer's Stunning "Generations" Project Features Grandparents and Tots
Ivette Ivens is a maternity, breastfeeding, and family photographer who is used to snapping photos of baby bumps, newborns, and young families. However, her new project features a sweet relationship that isn't often highlighted in professional family photography: the relationship between grandparents and their grandkids.
The project, called "Generations," is an ode to her own family and the special bond her children share with their grandparents. "Now that I live in a different continent than my parents do, my family and I get to see them only once year. My parents are older and every time I see them I can't help myself but wonder: Will I be lucky enough to see them again next year?" Ivens shared when asked about the inspiration behind her new project. "I feel so blessed that my children are able to experience the everlasting love and guidance of grandparents. It's so important and life changing, really."
Ivens commented on the meaningful differences she finds in shooting these types of photos as opposed to her typical work:
I've always found beauty in photos that are organic and sincere — when you look at them 10 or 20 years from now, no matter how much you've changed or where life took you, you can relive that moment and feel exactly what you felt years ago at that exact minute. Children and elders are the perfect subject for these type of photos as they don't pay attention to me clicking away with my camera, which allows me to capture those real genuine moments.
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