Photography can be such an incredible tool. From the beautiful places it takes us, to the amazing people we meet, it is our personal favorite form of storytelling. About a month ago, we reached out to our followers on Facebook, hoping to set up some portrait sessions with a few local seniors. We wanted to capture them in their homes, showing off the items or hobbies of which they are the most proud. Helen Burke was the perfect first start to this series.
Mrs. Burke’s daughter, Patti, messaged us about taking photos of her mom at her home in Gerard, IL, which turned out to be a wonderful backdrop to showcase a truly inspiring woman. Helen baked, knit, embroidered, had an impressive career (first woman at her bank!), and she had a beautiful family. Walking through her home, everything has a story attached and we could have listened to every single one.