This fall I realized it had been two years since we’d had a family picture – far too long when your kids are little and changing very quickly. My good friend, Justin, was coming in town with his family this past weekend and asked if I needed any pictures. I was hesitant to take him up on his offer at first, but soon decided my reasonings were silly.
I love taking pictures. Because photography is something I enjoy, I have lots of great pictures of my kids, but very few of us with them.
There are so many excuses I can come up with to not do family pictures: it’s stressful, the outfits, I still have 15 pounds of baby weight to lose… But the stress is worth the outcome, and Justin creates calm and fun the minute he walks in the door he is THE BEST if you’re in KC or Des Moines. The outfits always come together why do I never plan those out! and that baby weight is no excuse to not capture our family at this moment in our lives. In 30 years none of my feelings will matter but having this time frozen in images will.
On this Valentine’s Day, I’m so blessed to have all of this love in my life. I pray your day has been filled with affection and adoration. Micah is cooking dinner tonight, something I don’t believe he’s done since the kids have been born. What a gift!
Do you regularly get family photos taken? What is your best advice for making it a stress-free event?