“We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.” -Ralph Hattersley
Sometimes I find it nearly impossible to put into words what photographs mean to me.
Like once today is over, that’s it. It’s over. You never get THIS day back again. Tomorrow is a new day, and yes, a fresh start. And people think of their lives as this one great big thing, but I see it as a new beginning each day.
A new beginning to make strides towards your dreams. To be a better mother, or wife, or employee, or boss. A fresh start to realize exactly what’s been given to you and your blessings.
And these little people, today they are a little bigger than they were yesterday. Today they are a little more independent than they were yesterday. Today they are one day closer to moving out. And while it seems like it’s so far away and will never happen, think about it- you get 52 weekends per year. 18 Christmases from birth to graduation. 18 summer vacations.
18 seems like such a small number, doesn’t it??? I don’t know about you, but I already want more!
And while I haven’t figured out the secret to making them stay this size and age forever, the only way I can preserve it is by photographs.
So that in all of my tomorrow’s, I can remember my yesterday’s.
While I can’t make them stay babies forever, at least I can remember that very moment and that feeling. The best preservation of time there is.
Never mind how valuable these will be to you in 10 years, 20 years, 50 years and beyond. To you, to them, to future generations. Sadly, most people don’t realize the value in a photograph and money captured in time until it’s too late.
Laura Jennings is a Wedding and Portrait Photographer based in Northwest Florida. Aside from her business, she can be found with her family and friends. She is a Momma to 3 beautiful children and a wife to the best husband any girl could ask for (her words). Also, on the sidelines of the soccer field cheering on her daughter, playing cars and Super Heroes with her son, fishing, hanging out on the beautiful Emerald Coast beaches, not sharing anything that combines chocolate, caramel and sea salt or in the kitchen baking like a Martha Stewart wanna-be. You can find her on Facebook too.
Serving all of Northwest Florida from Jacksonville to Tallahassee to Pensacola, including Destin & 30a, Fort Walton Beach, Panama City Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach and more. I am also passport ready and available to travel!
Looking for a few more fun things to do during your trip here? My husband and I also run a Stand Up Paddleboard and Fishing Charter business here in Panama City Beach. Stand Up Paddleboarding is so much fun and easy to get the hang of! Check us out at Panama City Beach SUP and rent a board for the day, a week, or take a fishing trip!
If you’re thinking of making Bay County or the beach your home or would like to own investment property here, my husband is also a Bay County & 30A Real Estate Broker serving the beaches and surrounding areas. Visit his site here: Bay to 30A Realty and ask for Chris!