In a discussion with a client after a recent everyday life session, the mother commented on how surprised she was at how moving the overall experience was for her. She is a single mother and for her it was a way for her to tell the world—yes, this is my family, me and my son. The other thing that came up was the realization that I captured moments that she never sees because she is too busy being the best mama she knows how to be to her son. When we were chatting about this, I was high-fiving myself in my head. I thought, “Yes, this is what I do! I photograph the moments parents miss because they are busy being parents—EXACTLY!”
When you are running around the kitchen after a long day of work or taking care of your child, it is easy to miss how your child looks up to you. You are focused on getting that hot food on the table before a major meltdown happens. Or before your wee one sticks their finger up the dog’s nose.
During bedtime when you are reading books to your little person, it is easy to overlook noticing how they play with your hair, grab your hand, or look at you. Parents are tired from a long day. By bedtime, we are often seeing double and we just need to get through Brown Bear one more time, so our children will go to bed and we will have a short moment to ourselves.
My family storytelling sessions are about finding the beauty of your everyday life. Beauty that you might not see because you are focused on being a parent—and that’s okay, I’ve got your back.