Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Not so little kids -- Southlake, TX Family Photographer

So, everyone gets photos done when their kids are little and cute and changing every day, but far too many of us let the years go by once our kids get a little older. For one, the kids RESIST. Suddenly they are too busy to get a family photo. They are more self conscience about their look.

Don't let it stop you! Fight back! These are memories worth having! I am amazed when I look back at adults to realize they change just as much as little kids. And often these changes are more meaningful -- they are choosing their own paths and following their own dreams. No, they might not all agree to be matchy, matchy -- but they are choosing their own style and their own passions.

Document it. Frame it. Enjoy it. My new favorite quote is, "Never regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many." Your kids might resist, but secretly I really think they feel special knowing you want them on your wall. They like knowing you are proud of who they are and what they have become. They still want their mom to brag and pull out the photos. They still want to be on their Dad's office desk. They like knowing that you see them as adults and not still as the little girl in the frilly pink dress.

This photo shoot was so much fun -- this mom was adamant. They were doing family photos. It was her Christmas present. I was so proud of her! Yes, it meant working around schedules. Yes, it meant it was freezing cold. But none of that matters when it is all said and done and the photo is framed on the wall.



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