So I was asked if I could do a father-daughter session back in April and I was super excited over this. This father and daughter really touched my heart. As a family they had been through so much together over the years. To see the love and the amazing bond they have for one another is simply amazing.
I was talking to the father while we were walking to different locations and he was telling me how doing these pictures were important. They were important because we are never guaranteed tomorrow. And if tomorrow doesn't come for him what does she have to look back at.
This really hit me. As much as I dislike being in front of the camera myself how will my own children look back at special memories of me? As much as we love looking at pictures of our own children, they in return need the same of us. And I forget that too often. As someone who has lost their own father at the age of 7 years old pictures are all I have of him. I cannot remember his voice. I cannot remember his mannerism. And I have very little memories of us together. I cherish those few pictures of him because he is a part of me. My children are a part of him as well.
I'm sorry if this blog comes off a little sad but I think we all need to remind ourselves (when we try to talk ourselves out of being in front of the camera) that these are for our children and our children's children, not for us.
So on that note, here is this amazing bond between father and daughter that I am so thankful to have been apart of. -Amanda