If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you’ve probably read comments here and there about my desire to photograph my own child more. I take lots of pictures of my family, snapshots at every big event or just here & there when cute things happen… but with as many “milestone sessions” as I do with other children, I was never good about doing them with my own son. I regret not having done as many during the big stages of his 1st year… those sessions I love so much from newborn to the just walking phase.
So, last year I promised myself I would make a point to set aside time to do them more often. I started with 18 month pictures last May, and waited until our annual beach trip to Hilton Head to do the pictures. I still love those pictures and already can’t believe how much Luke has changed in a year’s time. I loved that “session” so much that I decided to do more with him this year while we were in Hilton Head in mid-June. It always tests my patience doing pictures with my own child. I guess having a mom with a camera in her hand so often makes some children want to do anything BUT cooperate for pictures. It is so worth it, though, as I would never want to forget these moments in his childhood.
Many MANY thanks so my sweet husband and father-in-law once again for helping me with this one. Trying to manage a 2 1/2 year old on my own, with my camera, with sand everywhere… it just wouldn’t work without some assistance!
Happy 4th to you & yours!