There is nothing that I love more than coming into a family’s home to capture their authentic, everyday lives.
I love documenting story time and meal time and snack time – cuddling, laughing, and maybe even some fighting. I love that these pictures will only become more meaningful and treasured as time passes. Soon, they willÂ tell the story of what every day used to look like, as kids grow and routines change.
I have been photographing this family since their oldest was one. Last Fall, they won the documentary session contest that I ran. It was so much fun toÂ photograph them in this different way. Although I have loved all of my sessions with them, this one was really special.Â I know that ten years from now, seeing these photos will bring back memories of when the littlest still carried around his lovey, when the oldest got mom and dad all to himself for nap time, and when mom was expected to carry two little people down the steps at once.
It’s all so impermanent and time goes too fast. It feels good to be able to bottle a bit of it up, to pin it down in a photo that you can hold in your hand forever and show your children as they grow.
This is what life used to be like…