This post is being prompted out of pure emotion. I have been feeling exceptionally sentimental for a few months. I think it's always very cliche to tell people how quickly time goes by with kids. However, its very true. I have a college graduate and soon to be med student, my second oldest is near college graduation, then moving on to dental school. Numbers three and four are in line to graduate high school this Spring as well. Then there will be only two at home. I have seen the time fly with my own children, and now that my focus in my profession is newborns and babies, I am noticing even more how time flies. I see a newborn, then 3,6,9,and 12 months later they come see me again. Granted I don't see the in between days of sleepless nights, illness, temper tantrums, or the wonderful things like first smile, first words, or first steps. I simply see the speed at which a little one grows. I am sure that having my kids all leaving the nest has something to do with the fact that I am super sensitive to this fact. I have completely enjoyed every stage of their lives thus far. I also have to say that I am very envious of the new moms I meet. They are just beginning this journey. I wish I had the knowledge then that I do now of how quickly it really goes. Believe me there were days I prayed to God for bedtime, or the patience to reason with a 3 year old, which as many of you know can be impossible to do. Even the longest days never stopped the year from passing quickly.
With all of this emotion packed in with my own kids and watching my clients littles grow, I have decided to take a different approach in photographing the littles I see. Especially the newvborns. There are so many things visibly apparent when they are born that disappear in days, and we forget about those details. The stages come and go and sometimes we are so busy as moms we don't take time to make a memory of some of the little things. That is one of my favorite things about what I do, I love that I am recording the memories for you to look back on. We are all guilty at some point of anticipating the next stage that we miss the current stage. Enjoy them all, although not always easy, find something in each stage to remember. The photos attached to this post are of new baby Jesse. I took time to get a lot of details, even to wake him at the end of the session to photograph his bright eyes. Jesse was actually a very natural poser, he needed very little help:)
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!