So every year I say that I will do my own family photo shoot early in the Fall. And every year I say that my husband and I will be in the pictures, too. It’s not that hard, really. I can use a remote shutter release, or my friend Nicki can help. Or I could actually hire someone to take them. And every year I get crazy busy with my paid shoots and the holidays and the thought of coordinating outfits and finding an open weekend day and doing everything that needs to be done to make it happen feels all but impossible. It’s been three years since I’ve been in a shoot with my kids. So I need to make it happen. NEXT YEAR.
Every year I make my kids go out and we spend 20 minutes taking pictures of them with the dog. And every year I’m reminded that I need to take more pictures of them. Even as a photographer I don’t take that many pictures. I’m a big believer that it’s hard to be in the moment when you’re trying to document the moment. And I hate not being present with them. But a few more pictures…. that is definitely on my new years resolution list.
Even for a 20 minute shoot I’m pretty in love with how these shots turned out. As my girls get older, I’m amazed at how they’re changing. Of course, I’m their biggest fan. And I think these images are so them.
To all my friends and clients… I wish you all the happiest of holidays!