I have this fear about pictures of my kids. I’m afraid I’m gonna wake up one day and be devastated by the fact that I totally missed getting a picture of them looking a certain way or at a certain event.
I know it’s basically me worrying about how fast they’re growing up and not wanting to miss it. So you’d think I’d take pictures of them every day. Nope.
As typical as it is, I was much better with Aurora when she was little. It’s funny because I think it was partly because I was worse at photography then so I just shot her on auto with whatever light.
I do want a ton a photos of them. My dad’s a photographer so we don’t lack for shots of me and my sisters as kids. And I love ‘em.
I wish I could capture all their amazing expressions. It would be like preserving their childhood for me to look back on. But I know I can’t.
I don’t do the regular portrait studio photos. But I do wonder if I should have. For the most part those are pretty shots of them looking “nice”. I certainly wouldn’t mind having them, but they’re not crucial to me.
But one thing I have done with both kids now is have my amazing photographer friend Christianne, do a portrait session of each of them. You’re looking at Theo’s today. Aren’t they great? I always hem and haw at the idea of spending energy and money on this kind of thing, but I never regret it. I’ve only done it once for each of them, but I’d like to do it more. And I’m planning on a family session this year.
My friend and I were both kinda worried that there wouldn’t be any good shots, because, of course, he did NOT want to stay put. If some of the shots look like he’s trying to look around the camera, well he is. We had to bust out the DVD player at some point to keep him focused.
But they sure did come out great. Some even brought a tear to my eye, when I first saw them. So, nope, I surely don’t regret the hassle and I’ve got to try to remember that and do it again.