I often find myself smiling as I edit photos. It's as if each photo takes me back to the day I took it, and I remember everything I felt that day.
Alicia and Gary met me in Wausau for family photos. It had been a few years since they last had family photos done. They are a wonderful family and we had a great time. We captured one moment...one sunny afternoon in June of 2017. My hope is that they will look back at the photos and remember all the events of the summer, the years before and the years that follow, just by looking at a picture.
Today is Father's day and I posted a temporary profile photo on social media. It's a picture of my dad surrounded by my 4 kids. The quality of the photo itself is not very good. But the memories...my mom had died 2 months before the photo was taken. My dad was out for one of the first times since. We went to my husband's parents house, and as the 4 kids ran around in the back yard with squirt guns and water balloons, my dad began to laugh for the first time in months. I look at the photo and see small children...I look in my house and see young adults and teenagers. Yet I remember all the emotions of that day 7 years ago, just by looking at the photo.
Anyways, back to Alicia and Gary. They have a beautiful family, warm hearts, and wonderful smiles. And now, they have photos to last them a lifetime, to capture the sound of laughter, blue tongues, and the moments that flee all to quickly into the future.