Now this image may not look like much to you, but it's an hour in my life I cannot have back. And it's an hour in my life I treasure greatly! I debated even bringing my camera skating, but I promised my family I would capture memories of our daily adventures to look back on. It's something we already spend loads of time doing. We whip out our yearly albums and comment on how cute we all used to be! And the kids maybe even say how young mom 'used' to look!
I think I still look young ;)
She is learning to skate at our local outdoor rink. The boys tease her she's not skating but walking, but I think she's got skate cred.
I remember a time I quit taking photos of my family. I think work was really busy and maybe I just got lazy. I didn't always want to be the one behind the camera, I wanted to be enjoying those moments too! If only someone would come capture my daily moments with me in them... huh. Good idea, right?!
So anyway, my hubby mentioned to me one day that he sure appreciates how I capture our kids as they grow and why don't I do that anymore? Wow, I didn't know he appreciated me doing that? I kinda thought it was annoying. And maybe initially it was~ maybe he didn't always want to be in front of the lens. The changed happened after he looked through some older albums. He couldn't believe how quickly everyone was growing, and BAM I was back in business!
These kids are changing daily! moment by moment, second by second they are changing. I honestly can't keep up. Capturing them is important, this is more important to me than a new car or a hot tub or a family vacay actually. Because those things seem to matter now, but I'm concerned with what will matter later. When they are grown, when they are in university, when they leave home. When they don't wrap their arms around my neck or crawl into bed with me. Time slips away you guys! It may not feel that way now, living in chaos, but it will matter. It will matter then!
And what will I miss the most? These moments above, these gentle + simple + fun family moments.
We created our WHOLEHEARTED sessions for this reason exactly. We aren't asking for perfection, we're asking for connection. We're asking for a willing spirit, and a real life. We're asking to capture moments you will forget, so you that won't forget them! We are asking you to think about how quickly those kids are growing, ask yourself if you'd ever regret stopping time and writing your memories in order to encapsulate them for all time. I'm pretty sure your answer is no, I would never regret that. And maybe it's hard to get your hubby on board, I get that too. However, if this stirs your heart at all then reach out to us. Our WHY is about YOUR connection. From our heart to yours, we would just love to capture your wholehearted connection.