So men, here’s the thing… it’s not a big secret… but us moms? We love pictures. I don’t know why exactly, but we do. We really just want to freeze time. Our kids grow so fast and we know it. So, we drag you to a family portrait session. Then your photographer catches you off guard. She wants to take a portrait of just you and your wife. You immediately think back to the last time you had a portrait taken of just you and your wife… your engagement/wedding portraits. You remember how awkward that felt. Please, push that aside. Here’s why…
For as much as we love our children… we also love YOU. Our husbands. The man we chose to spend the rest of our lives with. The father of our children. So, when your photographer (that’d be me, right?) pulls you aside for pictures with your beautiful wife during a family session… be happy. be real. be you! You know how to get us to loosen up. What to say or do to make us laugh and get the real smiles. So do it. Have fun with your wife. Forget about the photographer for a minute, let her do her thing. You get to just look at your wife and revel in how lucky of a guy you are. Think about all the fun you’ve had. The crazy children you’re raising together. The amazing life you created. Think about how grateful you are for this woman whom you have your arms around. Hold her tight and enjoy the moment.
You two are the backbone of your family. Celebrate that. Throughout the ENTIRE family session celebrate that!! Have fun! Play with your kids. Hug your wife. You have immense power here guys… you can make your wife smile. REALLY smile. And you may just find that you insanely love the pictures of your wife looking so radiant and happy. Maybe even as much as she loves seeing you so happy.
Love. It’s a beautiful thing, don’t you think?
Thank you for your not only willing, but, joyful participation in your family session. Thank you for allowing your kids to have a beautiful portrait to look back on and see how much their parents loved each other. Your wife thanks you. I thank you. You guys rock.