I love taking family pictures. They say something to the effect, “in this place and time, our family looked like this.” Family pictures are nice to have around in the present, but in the future they are priceless. (No wonder “Throw Back Thursdays” are so popular on Facebook and Instagram.) Looking at pictures of our families in years past brings brings us emotions of happiness, joy, wonder, nostalgia, and maybe even sadness. They help us remember. They help us feel.
BUT, my most favorite images, are the ones we get behind the scenes. The moments before the family picture. The tickles during the family picture. The unwinding, silly fun that happens after the family picture. I call them the “in between moments,” when the smiles are brightest and the personality shines most.
I LOVE the “in between moments” of this family. Such happiness and beauty!