Time goes so quickly. The older you are, the busier you get, it seems you can't hold onto today long enough. You don't even see the changes happening in front of your eyes sometimes. Your kids grow inches and you get more wrinkles...life just continues to move on.
I've always loved beautiful pictures, and have always wanted to get into photography, but what finally prompted me was my three children growing up so quickly, and wanting to really capture who they are at that moment in time, in ways that only I could, as their mother, see them. But as with all things in life, my schedule gets busy and I take my time doing other things-keeping my house, my children's schedules, taking other peoples' pictures, and I forget to capture the moments of my own in anything more than a snapshot to remember where we were, what was happening, documenting milestones, etc.
So this year has gone by faster than most. Earlier in the year I had contacted a fellow photographer to take some pics of us, but somehow my emails got lost, because we never finalized the date...I asked a friend that is learning photography to come help me out, and we were never able to work out a time! So, in what was a last ditch effort to get some family pictures for our Christmas cards and gifts, we ventured out to take some of our own. I'm glad I did. It reminded me precisely WHY I started this journey. So here are some of my own family.