Taking time from the busyness of life to photograph the reason we do it all is always a special gift but the value increases significantly when you know that you are saying good-bye to a house.
It's funny how our homes hold so much for us.
Inside of them is more than physical possessions that we've carefully selected or have had handed down to us from generation to generation. They are the place that our children run around for hours inside and outside. The ones that those same kids learn every nook and cranny. As parents, we've paced back and forth in the living room while holding sick babies. We've created elaborate meals to feed our families. Our kids have built forts in every room.
Our homes are our safe place.
And when you have had memories like these and many more in them, you want to somehow trap it in a bottle. To suspend those memories, not just for yourself but for your kids who will someday want to see and remember with you this part of their lives. It was such a gift to be a part of this session. It made me take a moment to recognize those moments in my own home. Thank you for letting me be a part of it!