Take a minute and read the following:
This is important to me, and not because I’m a photographer. It’s important to me because memories are important to me, period. Just this past December Travis and I had a photo session scheduled to Christmas pictures. Last minute I cancelled, not because of money, but because I felt like we just were too pressed for time. We took a quick picture thanks to our tripod, it turned out okay, but I wish wish wish we would have gone through with our session that we had planned. I wanted to capture us.. us downtown Chicago celebrating our first married Christmas together. You can’t capture that candidly with a tripod, you just can’t. Now I have learned my lesson, just like the sweet lady who wrote this letter to her photographer. Even if take great pictures yourself, you can’t take capture yourself being you.
If you are thinking about getting family pictures, newborn pictures, or just pictures of you and your sweetheart what is holding you back? If it’s money, you can post pone that haircut, that set of nails, that new video game and do it. If it’s time, make time.. don’t put it off. Two summers ago I blogged, “The First Time I Took His Last Picture“. Just a few weeks after taking family pictures the family called me asking for pictures of grandpa since he had just passed on. What a special gift, to have great pictures of your loved one. Can you imagine if your loved one passed away and it had been years without a decent picture with them? Don’t wait for the perfect moment- there will never be a perfect time. If having your picture taken has been in the back of your mind lately, the time is now, not later.
Portraits are more than paper.