I think we can all agree that 2020 has not been super kind to us, right? COVID and the resulting closings and restrictions have been difficult to adapt to. One silver lining for most of us is that we’ve all gotten a lot of extra family time. And one not-so-silver lining for some of us has been putting on a few extra pounds. I tell ya, those quarantine treats were hard to resist! Despite this year’s ups and downs (pounds or otherwise, LOL), the fact is we are living in an historic time, and those memories of this crazy time need to be preserved, no matter what. That’s why there’s no time like the not-so-normal present to book your family photo session. Here’s why you should do it now instead of waiting for “normal” or until you lose those last few pounds.
3 Reasons Why Your Family Photo Session Just Can’t Wait
1. Your kids are not getting any younger
If you’ve been a parent for a year or more, you know that all the clichés about kids growing up so fast are 100 percent true. Childhood skips on by whether we like it or not. And yes: the days are long but the years ARE short! So sure, it’s been a crazy year, but it’s still one to savor if your kiddos are still in the nest. Schedule that family photo session to capture them as they are right now—because you know they’ll be so much bigger in the blink of an eye.
2. Your kids love you for who you are
Moms, I promise you, when your kids look at you, they do not see that “quarantine fifteen” you may think you’ve put on. They only see their playmate, their confidante, their caretaker and the source of unending love. In a time when the world has felt pretty scary, you have remained their “safe place.” And that, my fellow mamas, is something that needs to be recognized and properly documented through beautiful family portraits, for sure.
3. We are not promised tomorrow (so book that family photo session today)
If 2020 has taught us anything, perhaps it’s that we are not always in control of what happens in our lives. This year has, sadly, taught some families that life is way shorter than we might realize. Looking at the positive: life is a gift! The time we have with our families here and now can’t be taken for granted, so we must live it to the full. Some opportunities only come around once in a lifetime. So get in the picture and make those memories! Preserve the joy of your family life now, both for yourself and for generations to come by scheduling that family photos session instead of putting it off until “someday when…”.
It is such a joy for me to capture your family as they are right this moment! I look forward to making your session and your portraits one of your very best memories of this crazy year.