Of course, photographic traditions and rules for portraiture have changed dramatically over time, with family pictures evolving from straight laced and serious portraits to images in which we find family members laughing, joking, and overtly expressing their affection for one another. Whether it's a kiss or a hug, or even a look, it's lovely to find expressions of affection revealed in old images of family members and their friends.
|A family all wrapped up in Love: My mom and dad with my elder brother Michael, their first born child.|
|The men altogether: A rare photo with my maternal grandfather, whom I never got to meet, affectionally surrounded|
by my Uncle Gerard (Jerry) on the left, and Patrick Doyle, my Aunt Kate's fiancé, on the right.
Tragically, not long after the day on which this photo was taken, young Patrick Doyle suddenly died.
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