My family is just like yours. We have people we have loved and people we have lost. We have happy memories and we have had hard times. Some days are a breeze and some days we just stumble and try to pull ourselves back up. I love my children but sometimes they drive me crazy.
Everyone always says the days are long but the years are short. I couldn’t agree more. I still love looking through our old family albums and sometimes I can’t believe that was really me with such thick curly red hair.
There is a photo of me at 3 years old sleeping in the wooden rocking chair. Now my 3 year old sits in the same chair. I take a photo. There is a picture of my little sister covered in stuffed animals. Now my sister and I cover our own kids with stuffed animals. And we take their pictures. These photos are so important to me and while I try not to get stuck in the past, it’s so nice to look back and remember where we came from.
I love looking at the picture of my parents when they were young — my mom’s hair was long and red, my dad’s was black and curly. I want my kids to remember me like I am now — young and strong and hopeful. And tired and stressed and real too. I don’t know what I’ll be like when I’m older. I hope I’m wiser. But I’ll never be like I am now. A picture can’t capture it all but it is worth a thousand words.
I’d love to work with you and your family to capture and bottle just a little bit of the magic that’s happening right now so that you can look back one day at it and appreciate it for what it is – a moment in time that’s just yours. Your legacy. Your roots. Your wings.
Please email me or call/text me to talk about a family portrait session — I can make it work for you. email@example.com / (732) 713-8473 (I am in Portland, Oregon — that’s just my New Jersey number that I refuse to give up = Roots.) You can see more of my work here: lionhorseproductions.com.