Hey Guys! It’s Lyndsey here. I’m about to get on to us. “Us” being moms. Us being the busy, overworked, overtired, doing the best we can, moms.
I have to admit something out loud to all of you….we haven’t taken family photos since Jonah’s newborn session. I know, I can’t believe it as much as you. He will be ONE on Valentine’s day. Time just gets away. Life gets busy, and let me tell you, running a small business is not easy. Running a business when your child isn’t in full time daycare, even harder. I couldn’t do it without my amazing team… but it’s still hard! My husband has a new-ish job and he works a ton. Scheduling a family sessions seems impossible, and that’s when I have every photography resource at my disposal!
Now, let me be honest…do I regret it? YES. I am so sad that we don’t have a family session from when Jonah was six months and we called him “perma-smile” because if he was awake, he was smiling. I am glad however, that I have tried to do a session at all his major milestones. Having these photos of him are priceless. But today I also vow to do better and to make the effort to take family photos each year!
Today, I have officially scheduled our family session with Laura, and it’s worth the time it will take to plan outfits and schedules. It IS worth it. Now, I know I get my session done for free, because ya know that’s one of the perks of being a photographer. 🙂 But, is it worth $400, $500, $1000 to have family photos and prints displayed in your home? YES. It IS worth it. Will your toddler be perfect? Probably not. Will it be stressful? Probably so. In 10 years will you be happy you invested in photos of your family over buying a new purse? YES. You will. Trust me. 🙂 I look at so many of our awesome clients who invest so much each year in photos of their family, and I am SO proud of them. Looking through some of these portraits Laura took this year make me smile because every single image is one their mom will treasure forever! Forever is a long time. Invest in portraits of your family. Whether it’s with us, or with another awesome photographer, just do it. Stop putting it off and make the effort, because I promise you won’t regret it!
Here are a few favorites from Laura’s recent family sessions 🙂 Enjoy!!
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