Life is busy. We get distracted. We're never quite ready when we want to be.
Months ago, these dear friends welcomed their newest little into their lives. Although we captured that sweet newness in the days following her arrival, the family pictures were a little more difficult to coordinate. There's always that worry about clothes not fitting just right and not having time to find the right outfits, never mind finding the time when schedules align. Here's my perspective: There will never be a "right" time. It will never be perfect. The kids will never fully cooperate. Clothes might be a bit too bit or too small or not the "right" color. That's life.
It's that assumption that their is a "right" way that keeps us from doing the things that we want to do. As soon as we release that expectation, we can make room to embrace what is. We can make room for life to happen. When we embrace life as it is, not what we want it to be, wonderful things transpire. So, after delving into the issue at hand (and not taking "no" for an answer), we made this session happen. Clothes were picked from whatever was at hand. The location was the back yard. The result was magic. All expectations were abandoned and, for an hour, we all made time to embrace life as it was.