Photographs, as a means of preserving memories, are important. I think if you’ve found your way to my blog, you and I can probably readily agree on that. 😉 But if you want to take that line of thought further, consider . . . what memories are we preserving? And for whom are we preserving them?
I spend a lot of time pondering these questions, and I hope my answers guide the final product that I provide for my clients. I contend that the most important memories aren’t necessarily the giant milestones, but the quiet moments. The daily routines. The familiar habits that you think may last forever and then, one day, realize are distant memories. The loved ones in our lives. That one, that’s the most important.
As a mother, I crave these frozen moments in time. I have a physical need to capture these moments in the lives of my children and keep them, in a fashion, forever young. So yes, photographs are a preservation for me. For my clients. For parents. For adults.
But also. Kids aren’t the only ones who grow up. Capturing children with their loved ones is important for the adults, but oh so very important for the children as well. Photographs with grandparents. Moments preserved with parents. Seeing, forever, how very loved they are by everyone who surrounds them is perhaps the most important gift we can give our kids as they grow. Getting family in the frame with the kids is the very best gift photography can provide.
I was so, so happy when this family scheduled their session around a visit from Grandma. At home. In their space. With their people. Capturing not only the broken arm, the end of the era of bottles, the trampoline, the tether ball they fill their childhood days with, but also the laughter with Grandma, the snuggles from Mom, the love that shines out of Dad’s eyes
Family photographs. Best. things. ever. So very glad I get to create such wonderful memories for my job.
C family, as always, it is my pleasure and honor to capture these family memories for you! I hope you love your sneak peek!