The Gift That Lasts Forever | Raleigh Family Photographer

 This picture will make a little more sense after you read below.  Every time I see this picture I am overwhelmed with emotion.  I travel back to this day and I remember it all and can even feel the butterflies in my stomach come back.  Photo Credit- Elegant Imagery (Florida)

This picture will make a little more sense after you read below.  Every time I see this picture I am overwhelmed with emotion.  I travel back to this day and I remember it all and can even feel the butterflies in my stomach come back.  Photo Credit- Elegant Imagery (Florida)

The Holiday Season is definitely underway.  Lights and decorations are up in the neighborhoods, retailers are starting to announce their extended Holiday hours, and the shopping has begun.  All is well until you start to think about what to get your mom, your wife, your nephew?  

Photography is an amazing thing that is more than just a picture of a couple exchanging vows, the tiny features of a newborn baby, the high school senior ready to graduate, or the mom who wants updated pictures of her family of 4.  It is the memory behind all of that.  There are not many items that you can go back and look at and have a whirlwind of emotions and thoughts come running back at you at once.  You can see the location in your mind, you can remember the surroundings and atmosphere, and you can remember how you felt.  

To this very day I can look at pictures from our wedding (over 6 years ago) and it feels like it was just yesterday.  I see a picture of me looking out a window and I am instantly back there again.  I immediately recall that moment, I was alone, relaxed, soaking in the day.  It wasn't long before I was about to walk down the aisle and I just felt calm yet anxious.  I see a picture of my husband waiting for me at the other end of the alter and I remember only seeing him, feeling like it was just the two of us in the room.  Feelings of extreme happiness, excitement, with the butterflies in my stomach like when we first dated.  To the same token, I can look at a picture of my two children together that I took back in May.  I remember wanting to take just a quick picture of them before we were leaving for the afternoon.  I love that picture- my daughter is leaning in to give her little brother a kiss.  It is just perfect to me.  Every time I look at that picture though, I smile and have to chuckle.  While I love that picture, it was an insane battle getting them to even take one together.  You don't know it looking at it, but I do and to me its a part of the memory that makes me laugh and light up each time I see it and part of why that picture will always be special to me. 

The gift of photography is a gift beyond words,  it is timeless and will last forever.  Whether you are wanting to give someone a session, or give them a gift to buy prints and products from their recent session, I can help you! I pose no minimum requirements on gift cards, so we can easily put something perfect together for your person!

I hope you are having a wonderful start to the holidays!  Looking forward to helping you pass on forever this Season! 

Enjoy!