In case you are unaware, This Is Us is a popular TV show on NBC. With it's focus on a family, showing different stages of their lives. Nearly every episode ends with me in tears. Maybe its my profession, maybe its because I'm pregnant, maybe I'm just sentimental at heart but it strikes a chord with me. Life is about the moments. Some are bigger than others with a building up of emotions and anticipation. Others... simply happen. Sometimes I sit down at the end of the day, almost in shock at how pleasant and near-perfect it was. Maybe Henry was especially funny, or my husband made me belly-laugh harder than I can remember laughing before, or we just didn't have those little hiccoughs that make a day "average".
I truly smile the most when I'm with my little family. My business is built on helping people feel that joy and make memories together. It's not about making one perfect hour where everyone looks good, behaves and smiles when they're told. Sure, we try to do all of that too, but it's about collecting little reminders of that deep happiness that only your family really brings you. It's about reminding you of the extraordinary in your day-to-day, everyday.
Invest your time with the people you love, it is probably the only thing you wish you did more of. Work comes second, laundry comes second, dishes come second, LOVE comes first. When you look at your life, your memories, your portraits, I hope you smile and think "This really IS us."