“That it will never come again is what makes life sweet.” – Emily Dickinson
I am often asked, “when is the best time to photograph a family?”
Before a baby is two weeks old and is still in that sleepy newborn stage? When babies are first starting to smile, sit up, or walk? First birthdays, first days of school? Annual family portraits to be shared in holiday cards?
What about other stages of childhood that you want to remember? My daughter recently lost one of her top teeth and the second is about to fall out… these are smiles that I will want to remember for sure!
I think the best answer is now. Never again will your family be exactly as it is now. Whether your children are toddlers or tweeners, taking their first steps or settling into their first apartments. Take out your point and shoots, call a photographer, capture it with your phone – just make sure you stop and catch it before it has changed once again!
I am so glad this wonderful family decided to pause for a photo session over the winter holiday. One of these sisters was home from college and everyone was together in one spot to celebrate. I loved documenting them doing what they love together, laughing, and just hanging out at home. Imagine if they never stopped to capture this time. I am so glad they did!