Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Advice, Beauty, Camping, Celebrations, Childrearing, Children, Encouragement, Family, Happiness, Life Lessons, Love, Mother, Parenting, Personal Growth, Weight, Women | Posted on 07-03-2014
Tags: body, capture, Capture Today, family, family photo, memories, perfectionism, photo, self-acceptance, weight, women
I have a sweet friend with a lovely, beautiful, and healthy family. We were talking about doing those family photo sessions. You know, where everyone jumps mid-air on the beach? Click! where everyone has matching khaki pants? Click!
I’m not sure my husband would go for an official photo session. But I kinda want to, even if they are a little cheesy. To capture everyone as we are right now. No time to waste!
My friend told me that she needs to lose 10 lbs. before scheduling her family’s photo session.
My thought? Don’t wait! (Don’t weight?) Do it now! I mean, capture and embrace as you are as a family today.
This picture of my family below is one of my favorites. It was taken on our annual camping trip. We set the camera up on a rock and set the timer. We captured exactly as we looked right then. Amidst a fun-filled hiking adventure. That was six years ago.
You know what? I weighed 30 lbs. more than I do today. I could have waited to take that family photo. Waited (weighted?) to be a more perfect weight. But I would have missed out on something super special.
We all remember that hike we took through tall weeds to get to the tip of a peninsula. We remember balancing the camera on a rock. We remember the giggling. Our outfits weren’t matching. But our smiles and our happiness…at that moment? They matched.
Turns out: we captured that day and that moment–exactly as we were–perfectly.