We all do it: Gush over old photos and memories.

“Remember that time when we used bagel bags to sneak our own popcorn into the drive-in? Look at how little the kids were! Oh my gosh, is that watermelon all over his shirt? I miss those times.”

A summer day, playing outside.  2018

A summer day, playing outside. 2018

 

We all do it: Gush over old photos and memories.

“Remember that time when we used bagel bags to sneak our own popcorn into the drive-in? Look at how little the kids were! Oh my gosh, is that watermelon all over his shirt? I miss those times.”

I’d love to shake up the industry of family photography.
Perfect” color-coordinated families holing hands on a mountaintop and pretending to have the happiest moments of their life when really there’s promises and threats about behaving behind gritted smiling teeth… yeah, those should be a thing of the past. Unless done right, family photos can be a real pain in the ass. It’s great to have sweet (and rare) photos of everyone smiling in the same frame and all… but is it real?

Real to me is the unseen moments of parenthood and family-life. Bubble baths, bedtime stories, and backyard s’mores.
Trips to the market, sawdust and sneakers, laundry-folding and the inevitable time-out.
Real life is where wine and sweatpants go together.