Yesterday I was reading about a photographer that doesn’t do normal portrait sessions. She offers instead a day in the life kind of thing. She gets to her clients house really early and photographs whatever they do throughout the day from breakfast and playtime to dinner and the kids evening baths.
Maybe because I love the way pictures tell a story but I loved this idea. I’d love to shoot a day like that…the bits and pieces of everyday beauty that make up our lives.
I think this is why we, everybody in general, love to look at pictures. It reminds us of chapters of our stories.
This is why we take the pictures in the first place, isn’t it? So that we can read the story over and over again? So we can relive our favorite parts over and over, pointing to a moment caught in time saying, “Remember when…”
So do it. Hire someone or just grab a camera. Take good pictures and some not so good pictures. But illustrate your story, your family’s story. Not just the special days like birthdays and weddings but the normal everyday it’s only special because it’s us days. You won’t regret it.
Little I love you’s have always been part of our life. Claire is the first one to make it a game about the number of people in our family. Every time we leave or she goes to bed it’s the I love you sign followed by two fingers for me and Daddy, the I love you sign followed by all five fingers for all of them, the I love you sign again with the word seven to complete the circle. Every now and then Rob will try and throw her off by saying something like “I love you, eleventy billion!” which prompts a giggle.
Looking through these, rereading parts of our story is bittersweet…they’ve all grown up so much! I can’t wait to see the story unfold in the years to come.
I think it might time to update our story book a little this weekend…wonder if I can talk them into a photo session?