I understand that photography is an investment. And I take my job very seriously. I also know how fleeting each moment is. Sometimes, we don't realize how quickly our memories fade until we pull out an old photograph. Sometimes I swear I can hear the sounds, or smell the smells, or feel the feelings of a memory when I look at an old picture.
The little noses, the tiny dimples, the "way back when" moments. People grow older. Babies don't keep. Hair turns to gray, and wrinkles appear. I can think of many phases in my life (ahem, right after childbirth) that I didn't want my picture taken. BUT, I now know how important those moments were to document. Now, that I'm a little older (and VERY wise;) those are my absolute favorite pictures and I'm so grateful for them.
I know your images will be something you look back on to remember a short chapter of your life story, and I am so grateful to be the one to help you tell it. My one piece of advice is that you don't wait. Don't wait until next year to have those pictures taken. Don't wait to hang them. Book the session. Make the memories. Laugh. And let me take it from there!