One of the biggest things I stress with anyone I talk to - whether they are a client of mine or not - do NOT pass up an opportunity to capture images of yourself, your family and your children. Just don’t.
The regret I've heard and seen from those who have passed on the opportunities for various reasons is just heartbreaking to me. Because as much as I want to, I can't go back with you! It has to be done now. I have lost count of immense amount of people who have told me how much they wished they would’ve taken the time to have a professional photographer document a certain time in their lives, especially their child’s milestones. If you’re a parent (or even if you just know a child), you understand just how insanely fast they change and grow.
It’s one of the reasons I love my job and photographing families and children so much. The best part of parenthood, in my mind, is seeing your child grow up happy and healthy. I don’t know how you can look at an image of a child full of pure joy and not smile yourself.
That’s what I strive to provide: real, beautiful, emotional images that showcase personality, life, love and laughter. You can’t go back in real life, but you can go back for the rest of your years through your photos.
I love to flip through photos from when my son was a much smaller tiny person, and each time I’m completely taken aback at how much he’s changed. To be honest with you, it’s also one of the things that makes me a little sad inside, because I know I can’t go back to that time and capture more images of him, or hold and play with him. But, because of that, I cannot express how much I value having those images of our family.
So never pass up that opportunity to capture the moments, big or small, in the life of your children (and the whole family too!). Get in front of my camera with the ones you love. Even if you think you “don’t do pictures”, or its not your favorite thing to do, it will not be a regrettable experience. I promise! Your kids, parents, entire family, and you yourself, will be so happy that you did and can have a permanent copy of the memories to look back on.
If you hear me loud and clear, but don't know where to start - let's chat. I want to make something work for you. Together we can create something fun for you and your family to capture those memories before that time slips away.