Just returning to the studio from a wonderful and refreshing winter break. As a family portrait photographer, there is no time like January when I get to sit down and think quietly for as long as I need. After the craziness of fall / holiday season, it is a definitely necessary down time to recharge and plan the rest of the year. There are things to update on the website, travels to plan, appointments to schedule for the clients, goals to set personally and professionally, and many other projects to start.
Out of million things to do in the month, my favorite and first project of the year is to review the images of my recent years and selecting few to update the gallery. There are so many familiar little faces have grown so much since the first session. I was there when the baby was just born still in the beautiful round womb shape. I remember that the room was so warm and cosy that it did not feel like working at all for me. I remember how her tiny the little - almost transparent skin- toes were. And now that little baby talks to me about what's happening at her school! She offered me her snack to share during the session and I caught the moment in the video clip, because it was so precious. "Kyung, would you like some crackers?" Every time I see my clients' little ones, most of them I get to see every year, it makes me astonished by how fast and beautifully they grow. Every one of them feel like my own...
I am sure all of you feel the same way about your precious child(ren). With a blink of an eye, my baby is as tall as I am calling mom in his deep man voice. My little one is graduating elementary school this year!
My photographer friend just shared this perfect video on facebook this morning and it made me cry. A parent has 936 weeks between a child’s birth and graduation.... And I thought I would post it as my first blog post in 2016. I hope this touches your heart as it did to me.
While my mind is already chasing to catch all those ambitious missions, I want my 2016 resolution to be "Stay closer to your heart." I hope I can help you not to miss the moments of your journey, too.