I've always loved and admired amazing photography. As a father, I started by taking pictures of my own family. One of the primary motivations was my desire to capture them as they are in the moment, to preserve the memories.
So, when I got the opportunity to do a family shoot for these dear friends, naturally I jumped to it. They were about to have their third child at the time, so we did a few maternity-esque shots, some random family time, and documented their two little girls' immensely contagious joy.
I've been around long enough to know that time passes quickly. All of those fleeting moments when our beautiful little idiosyncrasies are on display are precious - they make us who we are at any given time. Left uncaptured they can easily be long forgotten as the next season dawns and we enter a new stage of development, maturation, and growth. Cliché as it may sound, time truly does fly by.
Okay, so that's a pretty intense bit of philosophical introspection for a family photo shoot blog post. But, because I am blessed to actually be friends with this beautiful family what I love about this shoot is how much the personalities of these precious little girls and their parents came through. It makes me happy to think that in 10 years they'll be able to look back at these photos and vividly remember some of these moments.
So, without further ado...