So as some of you know, I'm a horrible insomniac. I can stay awake until all times of the night and then I just don't want to get up in the morning. As much as I love sleep, you would think it would be easier to go to bed. What comes with being this way is that I have the tendency to watch too much tv and stay on the internet for way too long. In the case of tonight, I was reading a post that a mentor of mine made and she asked a very simple question...When was the last time you and your partner had pictures of just the two of you? It made me think.
I'm pretty sure the last time that my husband and I got our pictures done was right after we got married in 2006. I'm not talking about "selfies" on our phones, or a friend snapping a quick shot of us. I'm talking a professional photo that captures us with no kids, no distractions, just us. That picture was taken before we our two children and since then, I spend so much time taking pictures of them and everything else that I rarely am on the other end of the lens. We change so much as the years go by. Take my husband for example. He has a full, mountain man, biker, burly thing going on with the beard growing on his face now. I'm in my mid 30's now, not my mid 20's, I won't discuss what's changed about me. The truth is, I look at that picture and see a couple of kids, so in love as newlyweds and completely unaware of where life would take them. They were just happy to be starting that journey together. If we took a picture today, what would I think looking back on it almost a decade from now?
So I ask you, when was the last time you had a picture of you and your partner taken? If you don't have one, then when was the last picture you had taken of yourself? One where the photographer caught a moment in time that you could look back on and remember where you were, what you were doing, and who that person in the picture really was.