October 31, 2019

One day… The value of family photos

In case you aren’t feeling the whole parenting thing today, let me start by telling you this:

You are doing a GREAT job!

Redbourn family photography at home

Keeping a human alive, especially one who is entirely reliant upon you, is no easy task.

Your days of parenting are long. You’re getting no time to yourself. Kids start the day ridiculously early, plus you’re probably surviving on broken sleep. Why don’t our babies understand about giving us a break?

boy in PJ mask costume eats breakfast with tired mum

Life with children is messy, real and exhausting. And it’s tempting to wait until things are “better” one day to have those family photos taken. 

The idea of one day

One day, you’ll feel well rested again.

One day, you’ll get to have your cup of tea hot, without microwaving it six times.

One day, the house will be spotless again and you won’t step on Lego.

One day, you might get to shut the door and go to the loo alone.

One day, you’ll get out the door on time again.

I know that you want all of those things on occasion. So do I.

And maybe those feel like they’d be the right day for photos…

little boy licking his plate at home in st albans

The value in right now

The flipside of ‘one day’ finally arriving is…

One day, you’ll be well rested but also frustrated at dragging them out of bed.

One day, you might miss them pulling at your legs while you use the loo.

One day, you’ll be free to work and commit time to yourself again.

But they’ll need you less and you’ll miss these little moments.

rainy day tea party, st albans photoshoot, photos at home, rainy days, photos at home,

So as hard as it feels some days, as exhausted as you are, as rubbish as you think you look, it’s always worth valuing your now. Don’t put off capturing your family memories just because you’re knackered with a lukewarm cuppa and have a piece of Lego between your toes 😉

fun family photos hampton court,

As they always say, “this too shall pass” so hang in there. However, this bonkers stage of life will pass and become a distant memory. Your photos will be there to remind you about the beautiful, exhausting chaos that you lived.

Why not opt for some authentic family photos that will document the here and now for future you?

If you’re looking to have some heart-burstingly gorgeous family photos taken this is how the process with me works

About Tori

Hi I’m Tori, welcome to the home of all things happy! Here I reckon you’ll find some of the happiest photos in Hertfordshire…I love being around love so I was made for photography. Your wedding, your family days, your passion projects; they all give me the grins. Anything you want to chat about, I’ve probably seen it so get in touch because I love a good natter. Plus, maybe we’re friends that just haven’t met yet, who knows?!