Whether you realize it or not, you are living your life by the three-month rule. This rule dictates that every three months of your life is almost guaranteed to be different than the previous three months. So much changes in that time—especially if you have little ones. There is so much growth, so many milestones, and so many changes in just three months’ time.
That is why it is so important to have a documentary family session. You might not think that you need to document the everyday moments, but the truth of the matter is that those ordinary things are going to be so different in just three months that we may forget to hold onto them while we can. That’s why The Unscripted Life Sessions are so important—everything changes in the blink of an eye!
Too often, we fall prey to the same tired excuses to put off scheduling a family photo session. And here in New York, it’s all too common. We’re too busy. It’s too cold. The price is too high. There’s nothing worth documenting right now. But those excuses don’t compare to the importance of moments that will be gone sooner than you think. Those little moments have backstories that become that much more valuable as time goes on.
This past weekend, was the first time Emilia had the opportunity to experience a snow day. It was the first time she was old enough to truly appreciate the joy that comes with school being closed, bundling up in all the winter layers, and rolling around in the snow banks until the cold forces you back inside. That happiness associated with a snow day will be felt again, but the first time is different. Purer. More exciting. I am so thrilled I captured it.
It is not just about the annual photography session that shows how much your children have grown. The Unscripted Life Sessions focus on unique traditions, the family relationships, and the interactions that mean the most. Those small habits and traits your kiddies develop. The nightly routine that shifts as they get older. Even the stolen intimate moments with your partner—all of these deserve to be treasured. And what better way to capture them than in pictures?
So much changes in three months.
Do you remember the way your baby’s curls gathered at his neck before they were trimmed into the neat young man hairstyle he has now? Do you remember how your little girl would wear your nightgown, insisting it was her most beautiful princess dress? The days are long, but the years are short. Every one of those clichés about the passing of time is correct.
I highly encourage you if you have not already to schedule a documentary family session. Believe me: you’ll treasure those little moments preserved for you and your future generations far more than a posed pictures.