Just Keep Dancing : In Loving Memory | Uniontown, Washington Family Photographer

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If anyone knows the meaning of family, it's this family! There's just something about a family farm on the Palouse in Washington, shop-converted-party-venue you can't go wrong with to celebrate a birthday for someone so special it brings friends and family from all areas and I was asked to photograph it! Complete with a home-made potluck dinner, photo slide show and family sing-a-long, they nailed it!

This last Spring I had the pleasure and honor of documenting a 90th Birthday party to remember! And in some ways, I'm related too, so it was EVEN MORE special to gather with this fun and energetic family to celebrate 90 Wonderful Years! I'm not sure I can say that I have ever witnessed such an event before that showed such unconditional love and support for a man that obviously meant the world to everyone in the room!

People from near and far, young and old came to wish a man that to me, seemed like a rock, teacher, hard worker and dancing partner to all. Personally I knew him to be one of the sweetest people I've known!

This week, I learned that this family full of spunk and personality, dance moves like you wouldn't believe and love beyond words, lost a husband, dad, granddad, great-granddad, uncle and friend. My heart breaks for my sister, brother-in-law, niece, nephew and the whole family and I pray for all of them during this time of loss. I hope, no I know, that they will all lean on one another and continue to celebrate life as they do never to forget such a special man to all of them.

Thank you  "M" family more than you know for the opportunity to be even an itty bitty witness to one of life's greatest gifts, family, your family! Keep on Dancing! HUGS!

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Events, Families, PortraitsJanel Gion