Working as a birth photographer in Boca Raton, and really in all of south Florida, almost all my birth clients order an Heirloom album from their birth story, and sit with me while I design a framed collage for their baby's nursery (and sometimes mom's workspace at home).
Most times, my birth clients have done a maternity session and even a newborn photoshoot with one of my partners (I work with Lena who does all the lifestyle photoshoots in Delray Beach and with Erin who creates memories in the studio from newborn sessions and even generational shoots for my families), and we always include these sessions in my client's birth albums. It's so sweet to see the progression from pregnancy to meeting baby, to bring baby home to meet their siblings.
But it's not always as quick and smooth to print your own pictures.
Everyday I wake up and have an overflowing list of priorities and obligations -- come on, I'm a mom, you're a mom, you know exactly what I'm talking about.
So here I am with a five year old and what have I got printed? Images from when she was three years old. I'm a little behind. I have a gallery of wall art above my dining room table that remind me of some of the most special and happy memories I have of both of my kids and my husband, and even myself. I am so glad I have them. My kids love looking at them and reminding me of every special moment they see up there.
When my parents and my brother comes over with his family, and any time we have any guests, we always get into the conversation of these images. When they were captured (each photo is from a different photo shoot we have done) and how much they love them.
They make me so happy.
And it's time for me to pick up the pace and bring the memories of the last two newest years in our family's life come into our home.
I started putting together a folder on my desktop with photographs from various milestones of my daughter's life, in preparation to print her one of the same heirloom albums that my birth clients get, because I know it's going to last her whole life, and so I'm not worried about her ripping pages, or getting it scratched up. That's not even possible with the durability of the pages (they're museum grade - think archival, thick, lasting 100 years).
Here's a few of the memories I plan to put in Kate's album... I just started this a few weeks ago, so I have a lot of work to do. Leave me a note, tell me what you think!
Pictured below Kate is at her pediatrician's office to have stitches removed, singing in a recital at school, and hanging out with her godmother.