Perfect hair. Perfect Clothes. Perfect location.
It can become an obsession.
But stop. Step back. Ask yourself:
Why are we taking family pictures?
Are we taking them to post on facebook?
Are we taking them to impress others?
Are we taking them to preserve the memories of fleeting childhoods?
I hope so.
So why does perfect matter?
My SIL recently posted her mission statement on her photography blog & I think it is BRILLIANT:
“To serve mothers in the quest to bottle up time.”
What better goal could there possibly be as a photographer?
What better gift to receive from your photographer?
Photographs are a gift, after all. A special glimpse into that moment in time, that we get to cherish forever.
Perfect hair? Perfect weight? Who cares.
Real is beautiful.
I’ll take no-shoes-rolling around-in-bed over forced smiles any day of the week.
I want to remember how I FELT during each phase of life. I want my family pictures to capture that.
Crazy. Chaotic. Untamed.
I love it all. & I want to remember it.
So think about it. Think about what you want to remember.
I bet it’s more than a bunch of pearly whites forcing smiles at the camera.
Time to book your session.
Or hand your camera to your husband.
Or set your self timer.
What are you waiting for?
Image credit: Kate L Photography