I’m a documenter and memory keeper. A wife, a mother, and a dream chaser extraordinaire. I'm the person that tells the stories you want to remember forever.
I hear the same things all of the time.
You fully intend on having family photos taken every year. But then all of a sudden your tiny little newborn is a not so little 5-year-old that can carry on a conversation like it’s their job. Time flies when you’re a parent. And as a mom, I know how easy it is to say, “oh well there will be time for that later.”
I’m here to tell you that there isn’t always time for that later.
Your kids aren’t going to stay small and life isn’t promised.
Or perhaps you’ve heard yourself say this one, “Once I lose the last 10lbs we can take family photos.” or “once this double chin is gone,” or what about “I always hate the way I look in photos so I just don’t take them.”
But the fact is these family photos aren’t actually for you. They are for your kids, your friends, and your family after you are gone. Photos are for them to reminisce and remember and to tell stories. The people who love you don’t care about those last 10lbs, that double chin, or how busy your schedule is. Your friends and family
care about you and they want to remember YOU.
One of my favorite things to look at is my grandmother’s photo album. It starts in 1912. Not only does it chronicle her life but the lives of her three daughters. Image after image provokes story after story. Old school papers, photos of horses at the county fair, cats being pushed around in strollers dressed as babies.
Real life memories are exciting. Photos help tell your legacy.
The point is, whether you hire a photographer or not, document your life, your stories, and your moments. Years from now you are going to be SO FREAKING HAPPY that you did. I promise.
And this especially goes to all the moms out there. So often it’s the mom that is always behind the camera (speaking from experience) but we need photos with our kiddos too.
That’s exactly why my family sessions are a mix of posed portraiture and candid moments. Because I know we all want that nice portrait we can hang on the wall. But we also crave those photos of just us being a family. Candid real moments. Of everyone.