The things we hold close

My family has moved around...A LOT.  In our 13 years of marriage, my husband and I have lived in 9 homes.  My oldest son (who is almost 11), has been to 5 new schools in the past 5 years.  You learn a lot when you don't stay put and you almost become numb to change.  We don't hold on to a lot of 'stuff' because, well, that's just one more thing we have to pack and load and unpack the next time we head to a new home.  

But, each time we move in to a new home, one of the very first things I do is start hanging family pictures on the walls.  It's not something I have consciously done, but looking back I have always felt immediately like a new place is home as soon as I can see my family memories in it.  I think that is one very big reason I gravitated toward becoming a photographer.  Things really don't mean a whole lot to me, but in all of the images of my family, I can see every single memory we have made together. It really tends to change your perspective when you get intentional about giving yourself visual reminders of the important things in life.

Previously, my photography blog has been strictly all about the portrait sessions I am showcasing for my clients. I will continue to showcase each and every session because I want my clients to know how truly amazing I think they all are.  But, something has been tugging at my heart lately and I just feel like it will tie in seamlessly to my passion for my business. 

So, from here on out, you will frequently find posts, ideas, and tactical ways to live life more intentionally.  Learning to really cherish the things most important to you on a daily basis.  This has been something I have really been working on within the walls of my own home for a years now and I can't even begin to tell you how much it has changed the Spirit in our home.  We feel more deeply.  We are happier.  We are learning to speak to each other and act according to the way the other person feels love. We are taking time to be present.