It’s not always easy to capture your child’s stages on a regular basis. If you’re like most busy parents, it can be hard enough making time to see the doctor when you’re sick — regularly scheduled portraits can be the last thing on your mind. But then the years speed by and the next thing we know, the sleepy little newborn nestled in blankets is a speedy little toddler racing around the house.
We are all overloaded and on the go. If you’re like me, you look at your calendar and wonder when you will have a free moment to eat dinner before racing off to another activity. Between the endless activities, school work and sports, free time is a luxury. We do our best to capture what we can with our phones and personal cameras — the soccer goal, their first school play and the rest we store away in our memories.
As quickly as this summer came and went, so do the early years of our children. Memories are poor albums. Iphone pictures rarely leave the hard drive. It may not be feasible to schedule sessions to capture all their milestones but if you can make the time, I recommend it and not just because it’s what I do for a living. The older I get the more I value my printed history. It’s not just my story now. It’s my daughter’s story and my son’s story and our family’s story and it will only live on in pictures.