Hi! Remember me??? I know….I know……I haven’t blogged in SO long! But I’m back!!! And I’m sharing a fun personal post from today!
Zoe will be 6 in 2 months and she’s never had a real haircut. I took her for a “dry cut” last summer, just to clean up some ends, but this summer, her hair was destroyed! The chlorine wreaked havoc on her gorgeous tresses and fried her hair. It was a fun summer, full of camp, the beach cabana and a LOT of swimming. But what wasn’t fun for this momma, who had to attempt to brush that hair and definitely not for the girl who cried because of the knots. I wanted to get her a real, proper haircut but I wasn’t trusting just anyone to do it. We decided the only person fit for the task was my long-time hair dresser, Andrew John (he also cuts my husband’s hair for the past several years!) Andrew is the best and we pay a premium for him and his cuts always grow out amazingly, which is one of the things that makes his price so worth it, since I only need a few cuts a year! He also doesn’t typically cut children’s hair, but we were going to make him do it anyway! He was happily up for the task and Zoe loved feeling like such a big girl! She sat perfectly still (not easy for a kid that constantly fidgets!) and was quite serious most of the time. She didn’t talk or ask questions, in typical Zoe-fashion….she just took it alllll in. She also got a big kick out of us holding her water for her to take sips from, in true princess, pampering style. Ever the diva!
Little sister got to tag along and read magazine and color. She already had her real first haircut last month, after she decided to do a little trim at home herself. She did quite the hack job (thankfully she did NOT touch her bangs!) but it was literally a few days before we were leaving a big family cruise. I needed to take her to have her hair cleaned up before we left. Never a dull moment with that child around!
I received an inquiry for a photo shoot the other day. I replayed to the client with my pricing. She got back to me and said “That’s a little too much for me to spend on pictures right now. One day though!” And honestly, that made me angry. It made me angry because these aren’t just ‘pictures’ I take. And when exactly will it be “one day?” Your children will not be this age ever again. This moment in time will not be here ever again. At one point does it become THE “one day” that you will invest in preserving those memories?
I can say with absolute certainty, you will never regret making the investment into having beautiful images made of you and your family. You will never regret displaying beautiful art of you and your family in your home. You will never regret smiling every time you past those images hanging on your walls. You will pause, and admire them and remember the moments making them. You might even get teary-eyed. And you will thank yourself for not putting it off to “one day.” You will thank yourself for making that one day be today.
Spring is here and that mean Mother’s Day is fast approaching. And with both of those things, comes my favorite type of session: mommy & me sessions. I will again be doing Mother’s Day Mini sessions at the end of April into May. That’s when all the pretty stuff is in bloom, like cherry blossoms, forsythia and magnolias. Grass will be green again. Leaves on trees. Birds singing. And you and your kids being captured in all your beauty and love for all of time. this year, I am not limited these to certain days, as I want to be able to dedicate as much as I can to each session (I will do 2 or 3 in one day at the most!)
These will be 30 minute sessions and there will be two packages available. Both will include 8×12 Fine Art Prints. I am completely obsessed with fine art prints (can be upgraded to a standout, another client favorite!) The second package will include a 6×6 linen covered album!! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your session. Spots are limited!
And put an end to putting off that “one day”…..