Finally back to working on blog posts and this was the first one, as I work in chronological order – starting from where I left off, back in September 2018 – which I’m horribly embarrassed to say because that means I’m a year and a half behind. But, I’m here, I’m working, I’m catching up on tasks that are never ending on my to-do list and I’m looking at these beautiful images and longing to get back outside with my camera and my amazing clients <3
So happy to have been able to photograph my long time high school friends maternity portraits, in one of the most breathtaking settings … Sand Harbor Beach. I remember this day like it was just a few weeks ago. Here we go again with time flying by – and me being behind in blog posting, haha. Their daughter is inching towards 18 months old now and I have photographed her twice since birth, so I think we’re inching towards being ready for another milestone session, once we can safely do so.
I never took for granted, my ability to capture these breathtaking life milestones, but now more than ever, I’m appreciating my career in the photography industry and the affect it has on taking you back in time … because those milestone captures are considered ‘non essential’ which means there are families unable to have this time documented the way they envisioned. This makes me sad. I understand the meaning of ‘essential’ and ‘non essential’ in conjunction with our current situation, I do…and I understand and take very seriously, the importance of Physical Distancing and Sheltering in Place, which is why I have been postponing all sessions since March, but keeping in contact with my clients to check in. However, on the other hand, I need to express my feelings about photography and the one reason these portraits are so ‘essential’ … because you can’t get time back, unless you have a photo.
Whether you are expecting or just had a baby, have a 6 month old that just learned to sit on their own or a 12 month old that just learned to walk; whether you haven’t had a family portrait in 2 years or 10 years or have extended family in town visiting and haven’t had a large family portrait in … actually never; whether you have a child that is going into Kindergarten or that just lost their first tooth, a child graduating from high school or your oldest son or daughter that just became engaged; the list goes on and on with lifes most important and ‘essential’ milestones to remember; photography captures that memory, that milestone and allows you to always look back and reminisce about that time in your life. With cell phones today, we have the ability to document much more freely and on the go. I’m grateful for that because carrying around a 5lb camera with interchangeable lens’ all the time, isn’t exactly the most convenient, lol. But when you have the time to schedule a portrait session and highlight some of the biggest milestones your life embraces, the way you envision capturing it, it’s worth the value of just one photo that takes you back in time … because you can’t get time back.
I think right now, with the devastation we are all experiencing … in the WORLD … everyone will especially hold dear, a photograph.
I’m looking forward to safely getting back to what I love – camera in hand, documenting lifes most precious and essential milestones and memories with all of you <3