I have been dying to photograph a documentary for a family in their home for quite some time so I was ECSTATIC when Jessica inquired. To me, these everyday moments are so important, it's what your kids are going to remember and what you guys will talk about for years to come. It's what I look at in my family photo albums when I go to my grandparents house. And we look at them for HOURS. And laugh. And ask questions. Not only that, but as a mom don't you feel like the days are long and the years are short? Stressed out about your day-to-day schedules and you count down the hours until you can lay your head down, yet by the next birthday you're saying "my baby's not a baby anymore!" when in reality your baby wasn't a baby 4 years ago?
We were there for the laughter, the tantrums, the disciplining, the dancing, the cries, the mess, breakfast, lunch, nap time, and everything in between. Jessica said something to me at the end; "We didn't have the luxury of building our own home with perfect everything and I was going to wait until I at least redid my kitchen but you know what? Who knows when that is going to happen and I don't want my kids to grow up and then I regret not doing this". That seriously hit me. These are the good years. Right now. Time is something you can't get back. And when you redo your kitchen, you'll look back on your old kitchen, you'll look back on where it all started!