This life we live, we're only getting one shot at it.
There's literally a million reasons to put photos off. I know because I too have had my own reasons. There's even more reasons to not do lifestyle session or an in home family session.
Your kids are too wild for photos? Embrace it. They're little and they're perfect exactly how they are. Childhood is precious, let's allow them the space to be who they are.
You need to lose that extra baby weight? Me too! But it might not happen in a couple months like you planned or maybe it will but I have your best interest in mind and you are ridiculously beautiful and perfect with or without that extra baby weight. In fact you're rocking the shit out of it. You grew a life and that's the most badass thing I can think of. Seriously. Please give yourself some credit. You are a badass. Rinse. Lather. Repeat.
Your house isn't Pinterest perfect? Here's a secret...NO ONES IS and that is normal. I can tell you what, that's the last thing you will be noticing in your photo when you're seeing snuggly loving photos of your family. You're going to see the love.
Your lives, they're messy, a little crazy, those dishes in the sink they look perfect there. One day it will be clean but they're a reminder that we are needed by these little people. We are SO needed that we put getting those dishes done to tend to their needs. That is part of being a family. Sacrifice.
You're sleep deprived, but those babies, one day they will be sleeping in their own beds. But RIGHT NOW, right now you're waking up tangled in each other's arms. A beautifully intertwined sweaty mess of love.
The tantrums and crying, those are ok too because they have your arms to fall into. You are their home, and THAT, that perceived imperfect moment of chaos, that is your actual life and you are LIVING IT RIGHT NOW. I know all caps feel like shouting but I AM! Those moments, we aren't getting those back. Those babies, one day they'll just sleep through the night and you will miss waking up with their sweaty head on your chest.
Let's not be afraid to be vulnerable anymore. There is so much more beauty in your lives than a perfectly posed photo. No good story or movie is only happy and perfect. That would be so stagnant, predictable and boring. I know that you are so much more than that, because your family is completely different than any other family and that is so interesting and completely perfect to me.
If you feel a connection, if you're reading this and I am hitting a nerve, please reach out to me. I am the photographer for you. I want to meet you and see all the wonderful things that makes your family who they are.