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I WAS OFFERED $50,000 FOR A PORTRAIT

February 01, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I know, crazy, isn’t it? Here’s the story.

I was after a wonderful friend of mine for years to get her portrait done, we’ll call her Jane. There was always some reason not to sit for a portrait. Most of the reasons you’ve heard me say before: she needed to lose weight, she wasn’t photogenic, it just wasn’t a good time, her hair needed to grow out. Her husband and my best pal, Jack, wasn’t much help to me. He just couldn’t see the value in a portrait. There were a lot of more important things to spend money on, and they already had casual images of Jane anyway, so no big deal. So we never made the time.

About a year ago, on a Tuesday morning, Jane had an aneurysm. She was gone later that same day. 

I talked to Jack a few months ago. He said, “You know, I have a bunch of pictures of Jane: Disneyland, Europe, family gatherings. I don’t have a beautiful picture of her. I don’t have one that shows me “her”, the real her. I don't have the picture. I’d give you $50,000 right now if you could come up with one for me.”

I really wish it wasn’t too late. For you, your partner, your parents, your kids. For posterity. For history. It’s that important.

 

 

GET YOUR PORTRAIT DONE. NOW. Thoughtful-2Thoughtful-2Darilynn. That woman is always thinkin'.


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