Sunday mornings typically start with coffee. At least for me (Danielle), and Josh. The boys somehow wake with more energy than I know what to do with. At first I chalk it up to them being “young” — not that we are “old” or anything (after all, age is just a number). But then I remember, for as far back as I can remember, I have never been a morning person. I am working hard at becoming one, though, because truth be told — my most productive days are ones that I got up early (and of course did something with that time).
This particular Sunday though, was our picture day. Like legit pictures where someone (not us or our tripod) takes our pictures. The last time we had official family pictures done was before Joah (our oldest son) was even a year old. He was somewhere between 8 and 9 months old, if I remember correctly. Now we have a second son, Judah, who is 7 months old, and Joah is nearing 3. Besides a picture or two from our last family session, Josh and I haven’t had multiple pictures of just the two of us since we got engaged and married (over 4 years ago).
So it was time. I think a common misconception is that photographers must have a ton of great, well lit images of their family, but at least for me, this is so far from the truth. My iPhone holds more pictures of my boys than my DSLR ever has, and I think we’ve used our “fancy” cameras once to take pictures with each other (Josh and I)? This is something I am not proud of. I’ll totally admit it. But I share that to show my very human, not so artistic side — that I too am like so many others. Don’t get me wrong, I love my cell phone pictures, and am beyond thankful for that feature of the device (because who knows how many pictures I’d actually have without it), but theres something about having your pictures done by someone wielding a “fancy” camera that knows what they’re doing.
Danielle Elizabeth Inc., carried out our session, and its so crazy thinking of everything coming full circle. Danielle is who did our engagement pictures, and wedding pictures. Here we are now, two babies later and she’s doing our family and some more couple photographs. We absolutely love these pictures, and hope you enjoy them too!
And moral of this blog post: if you haven’t had your family picture done lately, its never a bad idea to have them done! Life changes so quickly, and a picture is a simple way you can preserve the people you love, even as they continue to grow. I will always have my babies, because even though they will turn into strong men someday, I can always return to these photos and clearly remember this time when they were so little. I can always feel young and in love, because I have pictures like these; that regardless of time, age, and all that happens between the posed pictures, I can go back to this day, this memory.