You guys, I have a confession. I'm guilty. You won't believe this, but....I don't get annual family photos done. *GASP* I know...I KNOW. BUT, I know some of you are guilty of this too. Maybe you think that having annual family photos done is just too much, not necessary, costs a lot, you don't have the time or you think "Oh, I will just have the kids photos taken."...on and on and on with the excuses. Well, I have made these same excuses....and I'm kicking myself for doing it. Hard. AND I'M A PHOTOGRAPHER!
Not having those annual photos to look back on makes me sad now. So incredibly sad. Sadder than I thought possible. You just don't realize how fast your little ones grow up until you are looking at the last family photos you had taken were from four years ago! SO MUCH changes in those 4 years. Babies grow up, grow HAIR, lose teeth, acquire scars and before you know it your first born is within inches of being as tall as you are! Looking back at photos reminds you of that moment in your life. It stops time and captures everyone just as they are, making you want to hop in that photo and be there again when you come across it ten years later. Right now, life may be hectic and sleepless and busy, but some day you will look back and remember these days as the best time of your life.
Don't be a fool like me and have regrets. Make the time and get those photos taken. Share them with loved ones so that they have something to look at when they think of you. I get it, not everyone likes having their photo taken, come see me then! I can honestly tell you, its quite painless and dare I say...FUN! These are moments in your life you should cherish! These are photos your children's children will look at some day! Don't think for a second that these aren't meaningful! It is very important to take the time, breath in the moment, look at where you have made it with your life, fully enjoy it and make a point to remember it. Now, make that appointment, pick out a nice shirt and do this for your loved ones. I will. You really should too. No more regrets.