I am LOVING the shots from Terry Hershey Park from last month’s family portrait mini sessions. We dodged the rain that day and it made for gorgeous light and reflections. Having a three year old boy myself, the antics of this 4 year old just makes me smile. He just wanted to stick out his tongue and be silly. Everyone wants the picture of the family all smiling and looking at the camera and I agree that is important, but I adore how these show his personality. Fifteen years from now this little boy will only be a memory, he will be replaced with a young college student, busy with his own life, not quite as silly.
Then notice the sweet 7 year old who is so proud of her newly lost tooth. Those gaping holes are such a marker for this time of life. Life moves so fast! I have one that is headed off for college next year and it seems like only yesterday that she had those gaping holes. These moments are only here for the blink of an eye. Capture them!
Most people think of getting family portraits taken in the fall as they get ready for their Christmas cards, but just because December comes and you haven’t gotten them scheduled again this year doesn’t mean that you need to just put them on the back burner until next fall. Family portraits can be taken any time of the year. Have pictures taken… take pictures… You think that you will always remember this moment, sometimes time causes memories to fade. Pictures are always helpful. They are the greatest memory triggers!
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