Is making pancakes a photo worthy experience? I think so. When I think about life years from now, when my kids are grown and out of the house, and it’s really quiet, you know what I will miss? All that small stuff. Making breakfast while they play around in the kitchen. Listening to them laugh and yell and make noise in the living room while I tell them not to jump on the couch. I might even miss picking up all the random legos I find everywhere in my house. The small stuff. That’s the stuff that makes our house a home. That is what I will miss. This is why I love documenting a Slice of Life Session. These sessions are about the little things. The everyday beauty. Plain and simple, it’s about your little slice of life.
I joined the Moog family last week for their session. I had heard about Jen through mutual friends months before, but I didn’t have the opportunity to meet her till we both volunteered for a school PTO function. Jen had been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma this past Fall. I caught up with her story on her blog, Multiple Myeloma Mom, and I felt for her. As a mom, as human, as someone who has seen the toll cancer can take on a life. And as a photographer, the first thing I could think of is that she needs to document her life. Just as it is, right now. So I reached out to her and asked if she would be interested in a Slice of Life Session. I told her it wasn’t a typical portrait session, but I thought that it was so much more than that. She was very excited to do it, and I was happy to be able to offer it to them. I hope when you view the images below, you will agree that capturing the little things really is important.
I wish the Moog Family all the strength, love and resilience that they need to get through the battle ahead of them. From the short time I spent with them, I could see they were a beautiful family- full of fun, good spirits and joy. I invite you to read more about Jen and her journey on her blog. Thank you for taking the time to join me here. I hope this starts of your day off with a smile, and as Jen would say, #gameon