Each month, I look back in reflection on my favorite moments, captures or days. This, in a nutshell, is what I love about photography; documenting the little things. It also provides a glimpse into the past to provoke emotions, share memories and tell stories.
I have the best clients. Honestly, I am sure many photographers say this but I mean it from the bottom of my socks. I have been blessed with working with some of the kindest people on the planet. I have very few issues (if any) with the people I work with and each session seems to go off without a hitch. Just this week I received numerous gracious emails from my clients thanking me for the work I put in when in reality, it is me who should be thanking them for making my job so fun and easy. So thank you, from the bottom of my heart to each and every one of you!
2. Tiny Baby Feet Growing Bigger
If you are new this blog and do not follow me on Instagram then you may not be aware of my slight obsession with baby feet and baby toes. I often tell my son that I am going to eat them. Why do women want to eat the things they think are cute? I have no idea. All I know is that I love them and they are growing far too fast, so is the little person attached to them.
3. Long Goodbyes with Sweet Friends
We have loved living next to these wonderful souls. Many tears were shed, many hugs were given but first, many laughs were had. And if you are reading this, sweet friends, we miss you everyday!
4. Work, Work, Work
The selling of a home is no easier than the purchasing or maintaining of a home. I was unaware of this when we started the process and have since learned a valuable lesson. Here it is: No portion of homeownership is easy, faint of heart beware.
While packing and working and moving and managing kids, we also were told a few things needed to be fixed before the sale could go through. I will spare you the boring and ugly details and just share that one of the things needing help was the deck. Of course as kids do, ours made the best of it and used the support walls as a place to play games and entertain themselves. I wish us adults were better at this.
5. Empty House
Taking these pictures was HARD, like I had to force myself to pick up my camera hard. Not only was my body and mind tired from the amount of work that goes into a move but I was so so sad to be leaving this home. It was owned by my aunt for 20 years before we purchased it from her and was filled my childhood memories as well the memories of my kids growing from little babies into the little people they are now. But I knew that one day I would look back on these photos with fondness and be happy I took a moment to remember this transition. I’m still sad but the future looks so bright for us and looking at these is getting a little easier each day.
I’m a family photographer in the Boulder and Denver area. I blog about my photography sessions, raising young children and what moms should know when they’re looking to hire a family photographer. If that’s interesting to you, sign up below to get email updates straight to your inbox. Thanks for reading!