The Little Things In-Between
Seattle Family Photography
She was very clear about what she wanted when she hired me.
“We have lots of occasion photos-Christmas, birthdays-but we want to remember the little things and the in-between moments.”
Seattle Family Photography | Little Things are the Important Things
This comment struck me and made me smile. This is my favorite kind of photography. Capturing the little things. Making art out of the everyday. The every day is stunning, and beautiful, but it’s the every day that is so hard to remember.
Anytime something stunning happens in my life, I worry I will forget it. I know I will forget it and that saddens me so much. I want to hold onto these moments like a toddler holds onto a new puppy. (Yes, with a loving death grip.) We don’t remember these amazing feelings or moments like we so wish we could. They say it is fleeting because it is. These moments literally fly away from us. They breakdown and erode into the caverns of our minds. Perhaps they are simply covered in cobwebs, or perhaps they are gone forever.
You know that feeling you got when you knew you partner loved you as much as you loved them? Or that feeling that bubbled up inside you when you held your baby and they held you back so tightly? I mediate on the feeling, and what it is for just a moment. I want to remember what this feels like. But then I have to let it go, and be loved in the moment. I want to absorb that true, whole, complete love. It’s a moment I have to let go of my want to remember and simply be. When I release myself to feel that love, it is weightless. Just like fleeting memories, I too can fly, if only for a minute.
Then life happens, and we are again weighed down. If only we could bottle this feeling up of letting go and being so wholly loved and so wholly loving another.
“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” – Ansel Adams