LET'S TALK ABOUT GRANDMA AND GRANDPA.
Maybe you are them. Maybe you treasure them because they give you brief breaks and take your kiddos for date night. Maybe you're like me and your Mom is your bestie and you can't function without calling her daily... Sorry, Mom. I have to update you on the fact that so far today my kids have screamed at me like four times about their pancakes not being the right shape and that I accidentally managed to throw my latte at my own front door. Facepalm.
Grandparents are the BEST. Our kids love them. You probably snap tons of photos with your phone at Grandma and Grandpa's house. But have you ever invited them along for a professional portrait session? Maybe you should! You can totally catch them in their element with a fun Lifestyle Session, or have them tag along for an Extended Family Session!
My parents, who are wrapped around my kids' little fingers, live way on the other side of the country in the frozen tundra that is North Dakota. You know, that place you keep hearing associated with the words "polar vortex." Well, they come down to visit at every chance they get since we've moved to Texas. Last time they were here, I made sure to document as much as I could. Simple things like our trip to Bee Cave Central Park, my kids' happy place.
I know that one day my kids will treasure these photos SO MUCH MORE than any of the hundreds of styled portraits I have taken of them, obsessing endlessly on every last detail.
THEY WANT TO REMEMBER GRANDPA PUSHING THEM ON A SWING.
OR GRANDMA SNUGGLING THEM WHILE HER HAIR BLOWS GENTLY ACROSS THEIR FACE
So, don't forget the Grandparents. Capture those moments for your littles.
And print the photos. So they can flip through an album like our parents did with us.