In the spring of 2011, CTK’s chair of the Board of Fellowship, in an effort to encourage inter-generational contact and expressions of faith, approached CTK member Caroline Johnson – known for her fabulous photography – and asked if she would be willing to take photos of members and their moms on Mother’s Day. Caroline readily agreed, and the now semi-famous and much-anticipated Mother’s Day Photos tradition was born. Often, sons and daughters accompany their mothers to church on that special day, creating the perfect opportunity to record in pictures CTK’s families across generations. Caroline, sometimes in concert with her equally talented son Ryan, pose and capture children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren with their beloved mothers and grandmothers. For those who have been availing themselves of this opportunity over the years, it has afforded them a yearly record of happy additions to the family trees, as evidenced in the photos.
Caroline lovingly coaxes the subjects to give their best, and then works her magic in the darkroom to produce classic portraiture, free of charge. She emails the finished product to the families so that they can print them, use them as computer wallpaper, or display them in other cherished ways. We are blessed at Christ the King to have talented volunteers willing to give of their time and skills to encourage family bonds.