It’s the time of year when we all become reflective. As a mom, I can’t believe we’re half way through first grade, that our baby is starting to talk, and that we’ve lived in Houston for several months now. If I didn’t stop to reflect on where we have been, I don’t think I’d even remember. The sweet details of our day just flash before me, and without recording it, I would miss so much.
Recording to remember is one of my primary goals as a photographer. I want record a moment not just for the special outfit or precious smile, but also the feelings and thoughts behind the face. And, I want people to see the family love behind every child. We each have a mom, dad, grandmother, grandfather, brothers, sisters, friends, and caregivers that are very much part of our beings. We don’t stand alone on this earth. There’s a connectedness supporting each us, as children and adults.
And so, I’m starting to see a pattern emerge in my work in 2013. My favorites are rarely the stand alone portraits; they tend to be images of parents loving their child. The incredible love that a parent has for their child knocks me over every time. And I think, that as we all grow older, the pictures of us parents with our children will not only be our favorites but also our children’s favorites. There’s nothing better than a dad’s squeeze or a mom’s kiss or a sister’s hug.