Happy almost February....it's just craaaazzzzy that we're almost through the first full month of January already!
I am not one to just blog to blog, I feel like I need to have a purpose and share a value with you or it's not worth your time to read...so here is my thought to share.
"A picture is worth a thousand words"....If you were to look at this photo you might think "WOW, they are sure having a great time, hmmmm I wonder what was so darn funny, or maybe why did she take a picture of them laughing?"
This picture is going to be one I treasure for years to come because it was a "moment"...just a simple little blip in time that gives you a small glimpse into my parents and our relationship with each other.
So here is the quick little "background" on this story....we were doing a family photo shoot with my parents and my husband's parents while they were all here visiting. My mom whom is very knowledgable and savvy kept telling me where she wanted to stand and thought she had the "perfect" spots....welllllll let's just say that unless you study the lighting and have composition in your background where you think you might look best in a photograph is not necessarily where the professional thinks it will work the best to prevent shadows, and odd lighting. So, back to the conversations with this photo....I amused my mother and let her stand where she wanted and snapped the pictures and at one point (this point) in the photo I said "MOM, would you just let ME tell you where to stand and what to do...." It was funny to see her expression and to see the "look" my father gave me. I look at this picture with much fondness as I know they both would because at that moment they could clearly see that I DID know what I was doing and to just let me do my thing!
Fast forward....the session was a total blast and everything was said in jest and fun. The point to this whole story is how meaningful it is to capture the simple little moments in life. The ones that we might just pass over thinking it's not "perfect." That is what I want to encourage you to do-just snap away.....There is something so special about looking back on this photo and having such a clear memory of the fun we all had that day.
Honestly, it was a turning point from being my parents little girl to being a professional that knew what she was doing and that I must say felt very good! :) You can see the pure, good ole' fashioned joy in their eyes...and that is what I want to remember when it comes to those I love.
I challenge you to snap away and work on journaling your days....in the midst of clicking away I promise you will find a winner....a photo that stirs up an emotion to cherish for years to come!