Over the years, we have began many traditions, but taking family portraits is by far my fav. A "side tradition" that comes from that is me crying from looking at them. :) I just can't help it... I look at these photos, and my heart is filled with so many emotions. I mean, I just don't know whether to just sob and cry my eyeballs out or laugh because I'm so happy, so I just do both.
Augusta, Georgia is a very special place for us... so many memories, and we love the fact that we now have memories with one of our fav clients, Elizabeth + Andrew! We have been seeing this family every year since we shot their wedding. This year, instead of them coming to Atlanta, we got to go to their town in Augusta!
When September comes around, it's exciting because we know that we get to see some families that we haven't all year. Sure enough, Brittany emailed us to do their annual family portraits... we immediately wondered how much their son has grown over the year. We shot this couple's wedding and now this is their, I believe, second family shoot with us.
My personal trainer's motto is "You have to take care of yourself first before you can take care of anyone else." She says this to me all the time.... to stop feeling guilty for treating yourself. She doesn't mean to be "full of yourself", but she's trying to make the point that making sure you're taken care of is a very healthy thing that affects everyone around you.
Family... it's the greatest gift. At times, we forget that and take it for granted, but in the end.... we love our family and that's what life is all about. As human beings, we can't help but to long for it, desire it and cherish it. There's no family that is perfect, but through struggles and through triumphs, we forgive and celebrate one another over and over again.
Inge inquired about our new line of photography called, #COKids Themed Portraits, and we were stoked when she told us about what her two girls were into. She mentioned swimming for both of the girls and then fashion/art for her younger daughter, science/chemistry for her older one. What GREAT themes! As soon as she told us, our brains went wild!
As parents, don’t you want to freeze time sometimes? Don’t you ever look at your child and wonder, “Wow…. I wish she could stay like this forever.” or “I really love the stage that he’s in right now.” As parents ourselves, we too have felt that way many times and still do…. and you know as well as I that kids grow up fast and you want to do whatever you can to remember every stage and what they liked or were into during that time.