It goes so fast.
The past several months have had me teetering back and forth with the notion of “having it all.” Being a successful photographer and teacher while concurrently being a successful wife and mother sometimes feels unattainable. It’s constantly in the back of my mind how quickly time escapes us – how moments are fleeting. Blink and it’s a new season, a new year. Our kids grow, change and become different people in a matter of seconds. Capturing more of the everyday has always been on my to do list. Unfortunately I fail at that a lot. Three years ago, there would have easily been 30+ folders per month containing hundreds of everyday moments with my family. Now, sadly, there are generally not more than 5-7 folders per month. While browsing through my hard drives tonight, I came across a folder of images from April 18, 2007. My sweet lovey was almost 4 in this shot. The subsequent image was shot on May 18, 2010. Wow, what a difference 3 short years can make. He went from a silly, lively, cuddly little fellow, to a more subdued, independent, creative thinker who incidentally ISN’T so cuddly. And just like that, my innocent toddler gave way to a skateboarding, book writing, fort building, tree climbing, video game solving, free-thinking young boy. I blinked and it happened.
Take time to photograph your kids.