May is a pretty big month for me. It's my birthday, Mother's Day, and the month I became a mother myself as it's my oldest child's birth month too. It's Spring, which means it's hopefully getting warmer and greener out. As a photographer, that's a big deal for me too! I want to focus though on Mother's Day, or just moms really, but this seems like an appropriate time.
The older I get, the more I realize how immensely lucky I am to still have my mother in my life. That might sound dramatic, but its true. Especially having daughters reaching their teens - I feel like I need her now as much as ever! I am raising my children in a different world from the one my mother raised me in and it's scary. Everything is different. The schools, the activities, the sports, the friends, the non-friends, the technology... Oh the technology! It's wonderful and I hate it all at the same time. Here I am working on it, but just a few tabs over is social media that I can waste hours on. I watch my children turn into zombies in front of their devices and I seriously want to throw them out the window sometimes. But I digress...my point is, I am so thankful that I have my mom to talk to. To vent to. To get advice from. This parenting thing is hard and I know no matter how trivial or giant my issue is, I have someone that cares about it almost as much as me.
So what does any of this have to do with photography? Well, everything! While my mom is a phone call away, she's also 12 hours away. I don't get to see her in person even kind of enough. Photos have always been important to me of the people I love. They are important to my children as well as they've only ever see their grandparents a handful of times throughout each year of their lives. I also want them to have evidence of when their parents were young(ish)!
Relationships are what life is about. Photographs that preserve the memories of those relationships are priceless. Whether it's with a professional or your phone, be sure to capture those special times together once in a while. Get in a photo with your kids. Take a selfie with your mom if you are lucky enough to be able to. You won't regret it looking back on those photos in the days, months, and years to come. And I'll bet you smile when you do. :)
Thank you to all my wonderful clients for trusting me with their memories!
Happy Mother's Day!
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