Focus on Woodbury: Hero

A father and son moment at one of Woodbury’s local fire stations.
Carl McGrane with his son, Cole.

After the birth of their third child, Amanda and Carl McGrane stopped by the Woodbury Fire Station on Thames Road to take some photos with Carl’s fire gear. “I snapped this shot of Carl and our 2-year-old son, Cole, as they were sharing a moment,” Amanda says. “Carl is a paid-on-call (POC) firefighter/EMT for the city of Woodbury, an awesome opportunity to serve the community. He’s definitely Cole’s hero. Cole wants to be a firefighter like daddy when he grows up.”

Amanda used her Nikon D3100 camera for the photograph. “I’ve always enjoyed taking pictures and capturing tender, real moments of life,” says Amanda, a stay-at-home mom who works part-time for Crossroads Church Woodbury as early childhood coordinator. “I also assist Kacie K Photography with her weddings.”

This photo earned first place in the People category in Woodbury Magazine’s 2014 Focus on Woodbury Photo Contest.