It heals wounds and can fly and crawl. We waste it and take it and always think we have so much of it. We wish it away and then we beg to have it back, but the one unwavering, constant thing about time, is that it passes.
As a photographer I get a front row seat to the passage of time. I get to see perfectly round belly's carrying the most precious of cargo and then I get to meet the cargo! I watch as tiny limbs become chubby ones and brand new unfocused eyes become bright and curious. I see gummy smiles turn into giant toothy grins and the first wiggly baby tooth that somehow feels like the first right of passage into the realm of big kids. I watch families grow from three to four, new siblings filling in the ranks and with each new addition, time seems to pass a little faster until it hits us. Bam! All of a sudden we find ourselves feeling lost and confused. Wondering how a whole year has passed without us knowing.
We all get hit with this realization now and then. Facebook's memories is a perfect example. Just like in life, we're happily scrolling away when all of a sudden, a memory. Maybe its a little paragraph about how your first born took their first steps on this day. Maybe its a shaky cell phone video of your baby's first few mouthfuls of solid food. Or the ever popular tear jerker, a birth announcement. Whatever it is, it happened, and it always feels like yesterday.
Yesterday is a pretty amazing day.
Documenting yesterdays is my thing. It's what I do. I have so many images and videos of my own family that I can watch their little faces mould and shift from infant to the 7 year old I somehow acquired. Seven years! And yes, it still feels like yesterday! Which brings me to the point of this post...
I want everyone to have their yesterdays! I want to give you more then a moment, I want to give you a whole years worth of moments! I want you to watch them grow, hear their voices change with the seasons, celebrate birthdays and holidays and I want you to be in them! Not just the one taking cellphone snaps, and no selfies don't count! Because parents, that time thing? It just keeps on passing, and one day your kids are going to want to look back and see you. The real you. Messy bun, PJ pants, dancing badly in the kitchen you.
Enter a year in the life sessions. 12 months, 4 photo & film sessions and a boatload of frameable, watchable yesterdays for you to hold on to forever. I can't stop time but I can freeze it for you ;)
“Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back.”
― Harvey mackay