Family is a broad term. Family is about love, not numbers. There are families of one and families of many. Family is about celebrating ourselves wherever and however we are in our journey.
We all know that sense that we wish we could stop time, just for a little bit. As adults, we keep changing - physically and emotionally. When we have children and pets, we have that sense that we just with we could hold them as they were once again. We cherish moments when our tweens share a glimpse of the adolescent they are becoming, and just as quickly, remind of of the child we have known. We get teary when our toddlers become preschoolers, and when our infants become toddlers, and want to bottle that smell of a newborn.
Sometimes the rhythms of life give us reasons to create milestone memories - births, christenings, communions, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, graduations and engagements. Sometimes, though we get caught up in wanting to wait before we capture these moments. We are planning to have more children, so we want to wait until the family is "complete", or we want to lose a few pounds, or wait for one of the children to be a little older.
We can wait, and then lament that we didn't celebrate the moment that was. Creating family memories one a regular basis creates its own heartbeat to remember how you and your family is growing and loving through life. Those memories are then there, waiting for us in an album or on the wall; they are waiting to make us remember a great day when you created beautiful moments of you and those whom we love.
Every person and every family is unique, so we will take the time to get to know each other before we start creating images. My beautiful 2-acre studio provides a range of indoor and outdoor spaces that you are sure to love, though on-location sessions are available. Bring the whole family to tour the studio!! It is a great time for everyone to get to know me a little bit and see where we are going to be creating. With younger family members, it helps them get excited about coming back. With people of all ages, it helps to feel more relaxed than if you walk in cold.
Families are always a chaotic in some way (even when it is a family of one). This is why you are the only client that day. No one is coming in to force you out. If you need a little extra time, take it! Baby needs a snack, no problem. Toddler needs a little mommy-time, that is normal. Does your child (or child at heart) have a great idea for a picture? Sure!! This is your family's time. Let's make it a great family memory!
We always have snacks and drinks available, or you can bring your own. Let me know what your favorites are and I can try to have them here. Bring changes of clothing and happy heart and we will create fantastic memories!