It’s that time again. Before you know it BAM it will be the holiday’s. You’ll be rushing through your local department store on Black Friday to get the last of hot pink Furby doll or Kindle Fire that’s on the shelf all in hopes that you got the “perfect” gift for your special loved one. But like most toys and electronics, the newness or cool factor will fade. The excitement and joy of it will be gone.
I recently lost two friends this year. I attended two funerals and saw two amazing people get taken from us far too soon. I have also dealt with my own health issues this past year as well. In reflection to my crazy 2012, this work-aholic mom has come to realize that we don’t know how much time we have on this planet. We should make the most of every second and preserve each moment that we can.
We have days in my household where my kids and husband have grown to hate my photography passion. But I always tell my husband – you will be so happy that we have these images years down the road. He grunts, then smiles, deep down he knows I’m right. Deep down he know some day all we are left with is photos and memories.
Years pass so fast and so often I hear families say “we’ll wait till next year to get that family photo”, “I want to lose a few pounds before I get my picture taken” or “we just don’t have the funds right now.”
Honestly, I’m not saying this as someone just looking to make a sale, but as some one who values preserving memories for families. Don’t wait. Even if you can’t afford to hire a photographer – get out your camera phone or point and shoot. Don’t make excuses to not be in the photo.
For those of you that looking for a custom photography experience but may not have been able to afford it, once a year I offer an affordable option to my services because I think every one deserves a great family photo. Every mom deserves a photo of her and her child. Every dad deserves an image of the most important people in his life. Doing a handful of mini sessions on one day gives me that ability to offer that to you.
Don’t put it off another year.