And these are my people.... and our attempt at a 10 second timer resting on the double stroller. The plan was to take one pic at each of our stops along the way up the coast. But then we forgot!
We live for adventure and exploring--and the beach. Oh, how we love the beach! You'll find us outdoors most days, going a bit stir crazy if home for more than a few hours. :-)
My favorite thing in all of life is being 'mom.' These two are my world, and the reason I first started in photography. The time is going so quickly and I don't want to forget a single detail. And not just the "smile for mom!" details. But our real life together--the messy, crazy, adventure filled days of life with kids. And so my "diaper bag" is really just my camera tucked inside a backpack, ready for action. I never ask my kids to "say cheese." In fact, I don't even ask them to look at me. I don't want to look back someday and see how well they perfected the grin, but how they lived with such excitement and wonder for each new day.
I don't want to just give you a pretty picture to hang on your wall, but real moments of deep love. To always remember the way she held so tight to your neck. The way his nose crinkled when he laughed. To never forget the laughter, the silliness, the forever uninhibited love.
So I will most likely ask you to run and spin, to throw your kids up in the air, and to tickle them till they are red in the face. To hug and kiss and laugh and breathe each other in. We only have a short time together, but I make it my aim to use that time creating a memory you will cherish forever. For you to be able to have a small glimpse of the outside looking in, and to see your crazy beautiful life just as it really is.