Abigail turned 5 months old on Saturday. She is beautiful. She brightens up my days and gives me a whole new perspective on life. When people say "children grow so fast", they are absolutely right. We too, change quickly. Time does not stop. We age as the days and years move past us. Abigail makes me realize this more than ever. But she is also teaching me how to slow things down a bit. She is teaching me how to enjoy all the moments and all the little things in life that we need not take for granted. What a gift she truly is.
As you can imagine, I photograph my daughter constantly. My husband and I joke in the morning sometimes, "did you grow overnight?". There was a moment, particularly around the three month mark, when she totally transformed.
For this reason, I am so grateful that I always have my camera by my side. I already have thousands of photos of her on my hardrive. But the ones I know I will cherish forever are the printed ones. Every few weeks I send a batch of photos to print, mainly as 4x6 and I put them in a good old-fashioned album. It's simple, but it's an art form that is becoming extinct as we know it. Photo labs everywhere are shutting their doors because they simply don't have enough business. This is so sad to me! I hear about it all the time, nobody prints their photos anymore! I think it's great to have photos on your phone and share moments on social media, but what will our children have to remember us decades from now? For this reason, I think it is important. I don't print all of them - just a handful or so for every photo session. They don't have to be perfect. In fact, I prefer the ones that are the most candid and raw.
Here's a little glimpse into what has been keeping me so busy these past few months - and what has filled my heart with the strongest love ever :)