It is SO important to me to document life in photos. You can't tell me if you're having a bad day at work and you look over to a photo in a frame on your desk and see your beautiful wife or handsome husband staring back at you, that you're day doesn't get a little better. I have a hard time believing that as your kids get older and you wonder where the time went that you will regret having those family photos taken because now you can look back and remember what they were like at 'that age'. And I know from personal experience, that when you lose someone close to you, you hang on to the tangible memories, because that's all you have. These are a few reasons why it is SO important to me to document life, maybe not every moment like those crazy kids with their iphones (who am I to talk?!). But to stop mid-year or mid-month or even midday to pause and look around and maybe snap a photo - so you can have it ... forever.
My talented friend Chelsea Loomis took these photos for us.
Sometimes it is hard to know how to say thank you to people who mean so much to you. I want to give something so special, like SO special. To me, one of the very best gifts EVER is to give photos. But I wanted to give more than just photos. So for me that meant only one thing - DIY project! Yay! I always say, Yay! My husband always says, "Wait, you want to do what?" and "How do you plan to do this?" That's when I say proceed with, "Oh, it will be easy - it can't be that hard!"
My husband is a very patience and helpful man. I think DIY projects are actually growing on him ;) So we set out on this woodworking journey and it slowly came together! Before we knew it VOILA! We had a wonderful product!
I hope this photo display is a wonderful reminder to my clients of the sweet families you have, the babies you gave birth to, the person to whom you said, "I Do" and the memories of this past year!
Of course, I also wanted to give back to my amazing 2014 Senior Models. So they're walking away with a little more color and sparkle for this season!