Maybe you have just moved into your dream home. Maybe your vacation home is your dream home. Maybe the house you grew up in is your dream home. Everyone has attachments to places they have lived. Many people (as adults) dream only about the house they grew up in! On many occasions, my husband and I drive to "the old neighborhood" to see his old house. The street has changed since he moved almost 20 years ago but his house remains unchanged. Even the curtains on the windows are still there-- his mom's curtains, all these years later. It is only a matter of time before that day comes when we see that the house, like many others, is gone and a brand new one is being built in its place.
A friend and I were talking today about family portraits. She and her husband are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary this fall and she wants to have a family portrait for her house. She was admiring the one I had in my living room, with my husband and my two young children. Her kids are older and this might be the last time they will be a family of four; as her boys are college aged and will soon start families of their own. Her 25th Anniversary is a nice time to capture their family and have this keepsake for their home. I gave her the name of the person who did mine and she mentioned someone who does portraits of homes. I asked her to send me the information so I could check out the site. I could not get over the beautiful pieces on the website. (I am sure digital images do not even represent them fairly.)
Portraits of your Home (www.susanstillman.com)
Some of these are right in this area-- in Westchester
And here is a link to a gallery that is showcasing Susan Stillman's work right now!
The Color of Light- Gallery in the Park March 25-June 3, 2012 Posted by susanstillman in News on March 15, 2012
The Color of Light
March 25- June 3
Afternoon Tea with the Artist, Sunday May 20th, 1-3
Gallery in the Park at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River, NY
I think I want to go and meet her!
As I was going through the site, I was thinking of people that have a beach house, and might want a picture of it in their year round home.....or someone who was married in a beautiful mansion.....or who moved out of a brownstone in the city for suburban life, but will always treasure their memories in the city. One of the photos below is of the Scarsdale Women's Club. Maybe a building from your college campus.
Just some thoughts that crossed my mind. :-)
It's worth visiting this site to see the locations on these: