It happens a lot, really. I get a call or an email from a mom or dad asking about photos for their little one. After a little introduction, they so often say “we wanted to get pictures for her 1 year birthday, but things just got so busy and we never got around to it”.
Guys – I am here for that. I am here for your 6 month newborn photos, your 18 month birthday photos and your 8 year old first day of school shots and your we-don’t-have-a-milestone-but-I-love-this-age shoots.
This mama said the same. Her sweet girl celebrated her 1-year birthday a few months ago. And guess what? She was perfect. I imagine this little one will grow up and look back on these photos one day. Maybe she’ll show her own family. Nobody will wonder if she’s 12 months or 14. They’ll talk about how her eyes are the same.
Often we get really caught up in the timelines. It’s normal. But when we take a step back – nobody is going to tsk us for taking photos on either side of a traditional milestone. I am always just so impressed with the families who think to actually take the time to stop and celebrate and freeze time. I mean, I do this professionally and am regularly in awe of the families who shoot with me.
So if you’re waiting for the perfect moment? Don’t. Let’s celebrate what we have today and leave tomorrow for tomorrow. <3