Sharing Our Little Love Story
Sharing our little love story with you was the inspiration behind starting this blog. I think maybe I lost track of that.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about time. I am the type of person who is moved deeply by the passing of time. It seems to me that time stole my babies and took with it their sweet smells, and furry heads. Before the birth of my kids, I really wasn’t very interested in time. I couldn’t tell how quickly it was moving and that, as it turns out, was a blessing. But the moment I had each of them, time seemed like something I was forever chasing. I have thought once a day for about 7 years, that someone pushed the hurry up button on our life. Time is as it turns out, unforgiving and ever changing. I have come to think of it as a social construct. Not a new theory I know, but it helps me deal with its unwavering urgency. Days don’t repeat.
When my children were younger, and before I was as busy, I documented the passing of our time on this blog. I slowed down after the birth of each child and when I was putting together this gallery, I ran quickly out of family photos and individual shots of my kids. If you’ve ever been here to my studio you’ll see giant canvases of each of my children- I photograph them rarely if at all, and that’s mostly because I’m photographing your lives. I, like most of you, rely heavily on my cell phone and instagram feed to document our story. The thing is though, with this job I have to be 100% transparent. You invite me into your homes and lives. and I rarely share much of my life with each of you. That is about to change.
A Look Back
The photos below are pieces of our days, I documented over time, on this blog. Among them are shots of our family photos, the day I found out I was pregnant with kids 2 and 3, and most of my youth. They aren’t professional in their nature, most of them are iphone shots. But this is probably what 99% of your photos look like too right? Just random pieces from random days that passed and you won’t get back. They aren’t perfect and they are far from professional, but they make me feel sentimental and they prove that every single day we’ve spent together was special, because we spent that day together. Days don’t repeat.
When I tell you guys to capture the messy, uncomplicated, often poorly lit, moments of your life in any way that you can- I mean that. Your job is to treat every day like it’s a birthday. That’s what I do. I capture our crazy every single day, and then a few times a year I break out my big camera and capture them bathed in light, clean and in a well designed out fit, so I can get the details of their faces and bodies. I take a few moments to stop time professionally- it’s like pushing pause on our lives. Those are the photos I frame and pass every day on my way to the kitchen or while delivering laundry upstairs.
Every time I look in those frames I feel two things, gratitude and love. Time is a thief. Days don’t repeat. Capture everything. Share your little love story.
I’ll be sharing our little love story with you all more frequently.