want to know the secret to an amazing family photo session?
simply embrace the idea that everything that happens is a piece of your story worth celebrating.
it’s that easy.
the preschooler climbing your back while you change your toddler’s diaper?
leave her up there (and make her giggle while you’re at it)! sooner than you think, she’ll be far too big for that.
the remnants of days old nail polish painted on tiny fingers or toes?
one day you’ll be so thankful for this sweet reminder of their littleness.
that post nap bottle you’ve been trying to get your little one to drop?
it will be a distant bittersweet memory before you know it, and you might even miss it a little bit.
the tears that may come, as they often do with little ones and authentic behaviour?
there’s no rush. take a moment to scoop up your kiddo for a moment of connection and before welcoming them back into the fun.
the abundance of love and joy and chaos and laughter and tears and snuggles and mess mixed into these sleepless days?
these “imperfect” moments in your ordinary, beautiful days often become the ones you miss most, and i’d love to help you hang onto them long after they’ve unfolded for the final time.
when i say there is magic in your chaos, i absolutely mean it. it’s there in your calm too. and in every little moment in between.
i want the photos you have to remember these days by to be beautiful and honest, to celebrate the calm and the chaos and all the in betweens as well. to show not only how good you looked, but more importantly, the ways you filled your days and loved each other too. your life isn’t just picture perfect smiles. it’s so much more: connections and emotions and all the tiny moments you never want to forget.
i can’t think of a better time than this one to be seeking out the best bits in your days, and despite the challenges of this past year, the beautiful moments in these unprecedented times deserve to be remembered. whether you look back on the images tomorrow, next month, or years down the road, i hope you’ll remember the magic of these days above all else.
your family is worth it.
you are all filled with magic.
i can’t wait to show you all the ways.