Each and every January 1st I get incredibly sentimental reflecting on the past year, wondering how I just blinked 365 days away. I’ve noticed this more since having Oliver, looking at his growth chart and counting how many inches taller my baby is, packing up outgrown clothes and toys. I really notice it when looking through last years Christmas photos and noticing all of the big changes.
Photos are wonderful for that. From old torn and faded family farm photos, my baby photos, high school, college, travel, wedding, pregnancy. They all seem a lifetime ago. Sometimes I can actually put myself in the exact place of the photo, the memory can be so strong that I can smell that particular bath soap, hear the music to that dance, or feel that horse picking it’s way through the mountain.
This last year I have photographed 29 new babies, and almost break out into tears when I see them a few months later at the grocery store, at a community event, but most especially when I get to photograph them again with their families. The interaction between parents and their brand new babies is glorious and I can’t get enough of all that love. After only spending a very short amount of time with these little ones, I feel forever connected to them.
Thank-you for choosing me to capture these wonderful moments, xo