As your children grow there are ‘those things’, you know the ones, the little things that are unique about your children. The ones you know you’ll always remember. An expression, a look, a feature. That thing you know they’ll grow out of but you wish you could bottle up and keep forever. As a mother I know these things well and as a photographer I love to capture them. For each of my own children I’ve worked hard to capture those things that made them unique in my images but I’ve found with each one, there always seems to be that one thing that I’m focused on. For my daughter, it’s her hair. She was almost completely balled as a newborn. In fact, she didn’t really get much hair at all until she was about 1 year old. By two however, she had a head full of curls. It may seem silly, but when I look at that head full of curls I see everything that is perfect in her. Her chubby little cheeks, her silly expressions and even her jokes. It’s as if each one of those curls contains her childhood, tightly wrapped, neatly on her head. Perhaps it’s because she’s my last little one, but now more than ever I’m obsessed with her beautiful curls. I hope she keeps them past childhood, but if she doesn’t, I know I will. They will be wound around my heart the way she is forever.
When I capture an image like this of my own child, I can’t even describe the joy it brings me. That simple little image that holds a memory so dear. It’s this, in it’s very essence, that I hope to give to you. A chance to hold in your hands forever, that memory that you will never forget. For each memory can flood your brain and fill your heart with emotion you thought you’d only experience in that moment. This can be both a blessing and a curse, but I choose to count my blessings. And children are those blessings. They grow so fast, with days that last a lifetime and years that go by in a flash. When I can capture a little piece of that short time, for me, it’s truly priceless.
Painting With Sunlight Photography specializes in Warm, Simple, Beautiful Maternity, Newborn, Child and Family Photography in the Louisville, Kentucky area. Feel free to look around while you’re hear, I’d love to hear from you when you’re ready for more information or to schedule your session.