Here’s Asher just chillin’! He was sleeping with his hands above his head when I laid him on his back., so I just tucked those hands under his head for this tough-boy shot.

I love how natural this session was. I was really trying to be in the moment and just capture the things that made my heart flutter. I’ve been in a bit of a rut lately…I so needed this moment to happen. Dad snuggled in perfectly next to baby and then kissed his forehead. I don’t know what it was about that moment specifically, but I remember thinking…AHH, now I remember why I want to be a photographer. Sometimes I struggle with feelings of does this work matter?  is this what I’m supposed to be doing? why do I make people pay me for this again? In that moment I was reminded as to why I got into this career in the first place…

Recently, I went through and organized all of my photos that I have since childhood. I sat for hours and just remembered what each season of life was like and in so many ways it reminded me of who I am because of where I come from and who I’ve shared my life with. Pictures do that for me and I’m betting my career on it that they do it for you, too. Plus, growing up my mom always said that if the house was burning down, the only thing she would risk her life to save would be her photo albums. One time I asked her why and she said that everything else was replaceable, but the pictures weren’t. She said she couldn’t recreate or buy those memories. I think it’s safe to say that really stuck with me, because here I am preserving memories and helping people remember.

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