As parents we like to think we have learned a few things during our time on earth that will be a benefit to our children. I am not forcing my children to be exactly like my husband and I, but sometimes we can't help it. It is that age old battle of balancing between letting your kids be themselves and forcing our years of wisdom onto them. It is far too early to know if any of my kids will fall in love with photography like I did.... although currently I am thinking it isn't in their future. But this year I had the magical moment where something I learned growing up is being reborn into my daughter with passion. My daughter LOVES to sew! Before my photography days I taught sewing, I even sewed my wedding dress. This year Sasha was finally old enough at age 6 to start at the same sewing school I taught at. She doesn't just like it, she loves it. With all the grace a 6 year old can muster to accurately sew a straight like, she has made jammie bottoms, shorts, purse, bag, pillow and is currently working on a shirt. Her sewing class has become her friends and she knows each one by name and age. It truly makes my heart sing like nothing else when she runs off to class with excitement and joy. My husband has also gotten a taste of this same feeling as he and Will hammer away on duling piano improvs or he and Jonas head off their dirt bikes. These are the moments that make me proud to know I am not just a parent- but I am the right parent for these kids. It's the peace of mind that comes from thinking, "maybe all those experiences of my life where also for the benefit of my kids." It seems to be the peaceful feeling that life makes sense.
This session below was fun because it captured the moment where the experience of a parent gets passed down to child. It is too early to know if this little guy will be the skateboarding star like his dad but you can definitly see the twinkle in this kids eyes as he falls in love with that same sport as his dad.
No two families are ever the same. I love to capture each families unique personality... which is definilty what happened in this session. Thanks so much W family for letting be a part of such fun moments. Here's to hoping that the wisdom we worked hard to gain through growing up serve a good purpose in raising our kids.