Are your children growing too fast? It seems like just yesterday, they were babies crawling around your kitchen and pulling pots out of the low cabinets. But now they’re running around almost faster than you can keep up. Almost.
Has it been too long since you had family portraits created? It’s probably time to schedule a family photography session to capture the delighted shrieks of your three year old when Daddy tickles her when she’s least expecting it. Or to get the shy grin of your seven year, which he tries to keep to himself now because he thinks he might be too old for such silliness.
Are you wanting to lose that last ten pounds of baby weight before getting in front of a camera? I can appreciate that as a fellow mom and I know so many others like us feel the same way. But what I have found, is that the moms who have photographs of themselves with their families absolutely love looking back on the laughter and love shared with their children. They’re glad they have albums to flip through to see mostly photographs of their children, but also images of their entire family.
Don’t worry, whatever phase your family is in, it is one you will want to remember. One which you will look back on and think, “Wow! I looked so great! And young.” And that your doubts about your appearance were so unfounded.
We’re a little hard on ourselves, aren’t we ladies? But no matter what we look like (bed head, no makeup, or an extra ten pounds), our children adore us for who we are to them. They don’t see all these flaws. They just know we are their everything. And we know that that feeling probably won’t last into their teenage years, based on what our friends with older kids tell us.
After I photograph your family, you will have beautiful images to display on your walls. Maybe even get a 16x20 canvas of each child to hang over his or her bed. Kids LOVE seeing themselves. When they see photographs of themselves in your home, they know how much you love and value them.
Or having a book with so many of your photographs to page through with your daughter and talk about all of the fun you had on this morning together. And the fun times ahead. A book that will become a family heirloom to be passed down to your grandchildren.
“The pictures turned out even better than I imagined. They are gorgeous and we cannot wait to see our families faces when they open them on Christmas.” - Michelle H.