It has been my goal for a while (and it will continue to be once I transition into full time photographer) to take more personal photos. To do more work that’s just for me. And I’ve wanted, for a very long time now, to have a regular blog series where I share more of my personal work and who I am….as a mom, a wife, and a friend. It’s important for me to be able to share those personal parts of my life so that my clients, and future clients, will learn a little bit more about me as a person and not just as a photographer.
So for now (unless another name comes to me like a stroke of genius in the night) I’m calling it “Something Special Sundays” and I hope to be featuring something every week…or at least that’s the goal.
So for installment number one, it should be no surprise to those of you that know me that my daughter is probably the most special person in my life right now and that I may have a slight addiction to sharing Instagram photos of her on Facebook and Twitter. There’s a photography saying that says, “the best camera is the one that you have on you.” One day I’ll find out the original attributer of this quote. But anyway, it’s true. You don’t always your 5 pound DSLR hanging out with you, and over the first year of her life my iPhone has been the camera of choice. Instagram and I have become best friends. So this morning I brought Olivia into bed with me. This is very special because she’s now at an age where she finally likes to snuggle. She’s been sleeping in her own room since she was five months old and we never had her sleeping in our bed as an infant, so the times that we get to share in the morning are so precious to me. But this morning she actually fell back to sleep!! She’s never done that! For a whole extra hour I got to snuggle my sleeping (snoring) one year old in my arms (which after 20 minutes the left one had gone numb, but it was so worth it).
Yesterday I got to meet the newest baby of our close circle of friends. Lisa, whose maternity photos I blogged about recently, had baby Jude on the fourth of July and we got to meet him for the first time yesterday. This tiny little peanut, who is the exact same height and weight as Olivia when she was born, was a stark reminder of how fast they grow. I cherish these moments that I get to have with Olivia because I see how quickly she’s growing up and I know there’s going to come a day where she won’t want to snuggle with me anymore. Just the thought of it, while I type out these words, brings tears to my eyes.
So take some time to snuggle the ones you love. Soak it in and forget about all the worries of the world, because life is too short to not remember the little things.