Friday, May 21, 2010

a friend posed this question today on her facebook wall: what is holding you back from booking a family photo session?quite a few women (moms) quickly commented that their weight is holding them back, which made me really sad. and a few posted money, which i understand but i also believe that there’s enough photographers out there to cover everybody’s budget.this all led me to thinking about the perfect time.
is there ever a perfect time to have photographs taken of your family?
it’s so easy to say –i’m too fat.i have too much going on.we’re too busy.maybe next year.but i just want to say STOP IT! we need to take the time to appreciate the value of family photos, if not for ourselves (because we’re too fat or whatever), then for our children. in 20 years, your children are not going to say,i really love this photo of my family but i wish my mom had waited until she lost some weight.
we never know what tomorrow will bring our way. and life is quickly racing by; before we know it, our kids will be grown and leaving the house.NO, THERE IS NO PERFECT TIME.i hope that this will inspire someone, who might be waiting for that perfect time or to lose a couple of pounds, to book a photographer…today!and let us all try to slow down, remember what’s important and see and hear the everyday beauty that surrounds us.
Took this to heart myself and handed my camera over to my sister to take our family photo. It was most definately not perfect, but it is us! Flaws and all!!!

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