“Behind every young child, who believes in himself, is a parent who believed first.” – Matthew Jacobson
The right time – Oh, those three little words.
To me, everything about parenthood appears to revolve around these three words. When is the right time to have a baby? When is the right time to start solids? When is the right time to start potty training? When is the right time to go back to work? What is the right time to sleep before your child completely loses his mind (that ‘tipping point’)? In all these considerations and choices, you are required to make daily how often do they revolve around you solely? Elizabeth Stone’s words could not resonant truer.
‘Making a decision to have a child is momentous; it is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.’
The woman nailed it! Is this how every parent’s thought process changes instantly the moment they decide to try conceiving a baby?
Moment-by-moment, day-by-day, year-by-year, we live it. Frankly, it’s exhausting. These decisions and anxieties make the time pass unimaginably faster.
For me, when my world (and brain) slows down in those soft moments of cuddles and fits of laughter, or when I find myself crying because I cannot comprehend loving anyone more, I would just want to stop time and savor it. Unfortunately, almost never are these moments preserved through images.
By booking one of my Unscripted Life Sessions, these precious moments can be held on to forever. These photographs become an asset when the stress of managing that balance feels overwhelming or when the bonds within your family need tightening. My sessions are structured to narrate the family stories – your story – of the chaos, love, and laughter in a way which traditional photography is unable to capture.
This balancing act of life and work is difficult and demanding. Your efforts will remain unknown and underappreciated to your children until they experience it one day.
You owe it to yourself, to have photos of you and your loved ones during these baby and adolescent years to show your strength and resilience. When the time comes to say, ‘I remember….’ you will have images to share along with your stories.