Picture this: my two-year-old is sitting on the counter with his tiny toes dangling over the edge. In a very rare still + quiet moment he snuggles himself into my arms. I don’t want to say anything in fear that he will bounce off the counter + out of this moment but I take the risk + ask my husband who is sitting on the other side of the counter to
um duh, hello, take our photo please!
You know if the roles had been reversed I would have taken verticals, horizontals, different angles, and a video too without hesitation.
And I know I am not alone in this feeling…
One Mom’s thoughts on why she hired a professional photographer:
“The reality is that I am present in every aspect of my daughters’ lives. I am there when they wake up and when they go to bed, and in between, I am there cutting crust from sandwiches and putting Band-Aids on invisible injuries. That an entire Christmas can be documented without so much as my toe making an appearance is boggling. The story these pictures will tell is that I was absent.todaysparent.com
A funnier take on it…
Here is why I personally think it is important to change that with a professional photo shoot:
The thought alone of gifting her a photo shoot will show your appreciation for her.
It is pausing to honor your family with intention.
It creates an opportunity for her to look + feel her best.
It is a gift that will last a lifetime as a print in the home.
Photographs link us to our past so it is important for everyone to be represented.
It is time to spend together, both at the shoot + looking through the photographs together (again + again)!
She won’t have to rely on selfies, although these are pretty hilarious.
So let’s change this, for mom!
Lifestyle Photography by Morgan Whitney Photography