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A Kodak Moment: "Like Father, Like Son"

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta

We've all heard the phrase, "Like Father, Like Son".  Growing up, I've always heard the phrase, "Oh wow, you look so much like your Dad"!  What can I say, I am his son, and we have a lot in common.  Yes, we look a lot alike, but we act a lot alike too.  I guess he passed down his genes, which includes looks, mannerisms, voice, etc.  When I was younger, I kind of wanted to be seen as just my own person, and it bothered me a little bit.  Now that I am old enough to appreciate the sacrifices that my parents made to invest in my brothers and sisters, that still continue to this day, I don't mind hearing that at all, because I am proud to be their son.

Think about how you were raised, and how it's no coincidence, that who you are today, has a lot to do with how you were raised.  Maybe you didn't have a father, or mother, but someone most likely had a significant influence on you growing up.  Most likely they passed on their family traditions, you made some of your own, and might already be passing them on to your next generation. 

Last fall, we took some family pictures and a few extra individual shots of just the kids, with their parents.  Sometimes the best photos come when you least expect it, and everything from the light, the colors, facial expressions, background, etc, where everything turns out just right.  This just happens to be one of those moments, I think we all know as, a "Kodak moment"

Father and son playing guitar

I love this photograph of my brother-in-law and nephew, because I think it captures so perfectly, the bond that a father and son share.  You can see love being passed down, love being given up, and a father sharing his love of music (2 things that make the world go round in my book) with his son.  My nephew is young, but he "gets it".  This picture will be a priceless treasure for our family, and especially for my nephew, when he is digging through a shoebox and finds this Kodak moment that he and his father shared one day.


This post is written as a submission to the ActiveRain 'Kodak Moments' contest. I have the chance to win the KODAK EASYSHARE M580 Digital Camera

To participate in the ActiveRain contest, visit the blog post announcing the contest from Kodak and ActiveRain. 

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John Whittinghill

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Iran Watson
Georgia Elite Realty - Marietta, GA
Marietta Real Estate Agent - Photographer

This is what I'm talking about!  Great job on this one.

Dec 18, 2010 04:49 AM
John Whittinghill
Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta - Marietta, GA
Marietta, GA Real Estate Agent

@Randy      Thank you, junior is a great kid!  Can't wait to see him play the guitar one day.  Merry Christmas to you & your family.


@Gita         Thank you!  there are a lot of amazing entries, and winning would be completely unexpected, but not too shabby if it   did!


@Roger      Thank you, sir.  I know i've found a few Kodak moments in random boxes, of old family pictures that I didn't remember existed, and they put things in perspective when looking at them.  see you in the Rain!


@Kimberly  Thanks, Kimberly!  seen a few of your posts, always a good read.


@Richard   They hit the nail on the head right?  Thank you


@Teri         Glad you liked it!


@Craig       Thanks man!  & thanks for the educational blogs you crank out, I'm already a subscriber!  I hope it made it too, I had some technology issues last night....we'll see


@Jon          Thank you for the compliment!  That really means a lot.  I used to write a lot, and enjoy it, but it's been a while, and I'm new to the AR community & blogging.  Sometimes it just flows, and other times, the wheels are a little rusty.  I am loving Active Rain, and going to be writing a lot more in 2011!  Merry Christmas   


@Roger      Thanks for the compliment! 


@Iran         Thanks bro, it would be crazy if we ended up with 2 photographers on the team.  Fingers x'd



Dec 18, 2010 05:49 AM
Donald Hester
NCW Home Inspections, LLC - Wenatchee, WA
NCW Home Inspections, LLC


Great photo. I too play and am now sharing with my son. It is always a joy when he runs up to play me a new song he has learned. Nothing like playing some music with family and friends.

Dec 19, 2010 04:26 AM
Gail C. Harris
Resource Network, LLC SFR, AHWD, ACRE, SMAR Board Director - Chesapeake Beach, MD
Reach the BEACH with Gail C. Harris (cell: 703.868

Oh, John I'll say it again and again, this is one of the winners!!  This is the most precious photo I've seen thus far.  It is truly a "Kodak" moment if I ever saw one. ;)

Dec 19, 2010 07:56 AM
Gary De Pury, ESQ.
Bay Vista Realty - Land O Lakes, FL

Great Pic..>You have to read my Guitar post.  I am pretty sure it is on AR...if not I will find it and post it here.


Gary De Pury, SFR

Tampa Short Sale Specialist

Dec 19, 2010 02:33 PM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Caught this on a reblog! So glad I did! A GREAT Kodak moment for sure!! Good luck!! :))

Dec 19, 2010 03:27 PM
Robin Dampier REALTOR®
Coldwell Banker King - Hendersonville, NC
Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source

Like Joni I saw this on the reblog.  What a great Kodak moment.  The feeling radiates and I love your nephew's cap.

Sue of Robin and Sue

Dec 19, 2010 03:51 PM
John Whittinghill
Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta - Marietta, GA
Marietta, GA Real Estate Agent

@Donald    Music is a powerful thing!  must be an awesome feeling to share with your son.  So who's better?  Still Dad? : )


@Gail     Thank you so much!  Would love to have your vote if it makes it!



Dec 19, 2010 04:21 PM
John Whittinghill
Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta - Marietta, GA
Marietta, GA Real Estate Agent

@Gary    Thanks, Gary!  Some interesting blogs in your corner.  Would love to read your Guitar post, bring it by.


@Joni    Well thank you very much!  Iran & I are a real estate team in Atlanta...we could always use an extra camera ; )


@Robin    thank you, he's a pretty cute little fella.  I think he looks like an old-time paper boy with that hat!  A good look for sure.

Dec 19, 2010 04:28 PM
Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

What an incredible photo! The lighting, the angle, well..... everything about it is perfect. This too has my vote. Good luck, John (& Iran).


Dec 19, 2010 10:58 PM
Dawn Maloney
RE/MAX Trinity Northeast Ohio Real Estate Specialist - Hudson, OH
330-990-4236 Hudson & Northeastern Ohio

I absolutely love this photo! One of the nicest I have ever seen. Really captures the moment.

Dec 21, 2010 08:54 AM
Kate McQueen
Realty Associates Texas - Cypress, TX
Tailored service for your real estate needs!

oH! That photo is AWESOME and yes the love is captured!

Dec 21, 2010 12:55 PM
John Whittinghill
Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta - Marietta, GA
Marietta, GA Real Estate Agent

@ Kathy

@ Dawn

@ Kate   

Glad you ladies liked it!  Would love to have your vote in the contest!


Dec 22, 2010 04:35 AM
Dan and Amy Schuman
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Solon, OH
Luxury Home Specialists

John, this picture is unbelievable in quality and the content is priceless.  You have my vote.

Dec 26, 2010 01:16 PM
Todd Clark - Retired
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

That is an awesome shot and I do have to say that is one awesome photographer to have that vision.

Dec 29, 2010 11:25 PM
John Whittinghill
Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta - Marietta, GA
Marietta, GA Real Estate Agent

@ Damy : )   Glad you liked the photo, but we missed the Top 10 somehow.  Have a great day in Cleveland!

Dec 30, 2010 02:38 AM
John Whittinghill
Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta - Marietta, GA
Marietta, GA Real Estate Agent

@Todd    I agree with you, the shot is one of my favorite pics, and the photographer is named Christi Dillon with "A Gathering of Days Photography".  She does family portraits and individual shots, and does have a great vision for her work!

Dec 30, 2010 02:45 AM
Charles Edwards Bentonville
Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette 479-253-3796 - Bentonville, AR
AR REALTOR, Bentonville Real Estate Agent and Broker

Wow, what a great picture. I agree that something precious was captured in this photgraph that will become an heirloom.

Jun 18, 2011 03:54 PM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

John, That is a wonderful post that says so much.. It has captured a very special moment in time.

Jul 08, 2011 02:37 PM
Mary Macy
Top Agents Atlanta Metro - Roswell, GA
Top Agents Atlanta Metro

John - Wanted to support subscribing to your post - Great to connect with you at Tim's

Sep 04, 2011 06:11 AM