Left: A good portrait begins with emotion, here provided by Renea Elmore and her daughter, Shelby Ronea, both of Florida, and expertise, provided by the photographer, in this case, Bo Rader. From there, chemistry goes to work. Right: Three generations of the Gracey family traveled from Oklahoma to attend the St. John homecoming. From left, Alecia Holmes Dunigan, Julia Ann Holmes and Marcia Phillips. Holmes is mother to Phillips’ mother and Phillips is Dunigan’s mother. Holmes is the daughter of Samuel and Julia Gracey, pictured in the photo with The Rev. Emanuel Gracey.
Wet plate photo by Bo Rader