This photo is of my Grandmother who, at 97, had her first Cosmopolitan. It was a remarkable set of circumstances that brought us together in June of 2012 for a celebration of life – my Mother’s and my Mimi. To this day I consider this the best photo I ever took.
This photo inspired me to be more present in my life. As a result of this visit I began my first blog, www.projectmimi.com. I learned the ecosystem, celebrated my grandmother, and reconnected with my values. A much more powerful cocktail than the one she is sipping! The camera plus months and months of practice and tutoring triggered a response that caught this moment perfectly. In a fluid gesture, I grabbed the Nikon, pulled it to my face and pushed the shutter. Each time I look at this photo I remember how much I adored her, how she shaped me and how she, to her last days, taught me about life.