The beautiful thing about photography is the ability to tell a story with pictures. Well, that and the ability to freeze time. When you can go back and look at your younger self, your big boy as a toddler, your dog as a puppy – the visual representation can really stop you in your tracks. It’s hard to remember that person, without being shown the proof. I love being hired to get the proof.
So it was with this session. Such a lovely, simple thing: a mom, a dad, two little girls, a house, a Sunday afternoon. A beautiful family life being lived. I love capturing this for people: the now, the them as they are on any given day, the interactions that are one’s normal routine: peeling and cutting up fruit for a child’s snack, tying a shoe, sitting on the landing and reading a book. These things will change over time, and the bittersweet heartbreak of life is that children grow up. The saying “Slow go the days but fast go the years” is one that makes my eyes water every time I even think it (like now, as I’m typing it out). So, we photographers call this a lifestyle session, but it’s really more than that. It’s a “remember how his pudgy little feet looked” session or “remember how her curls were” session, to show us where we’ve been and help us mark time.
Also, there’s this little video of a bunch of my favorite photos from this session. Enjoy!
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