This beautiful package arrived in the post yesterday.
Along with the gorgeous prints, there was a DVD hidden inside. It was a DVD that held the beautiful images Trish captured of our family one evening two weeks ago. From playtime to dinnertime to bath-time to bedtime… Trish documented it all.
I won’t lie. When I first saw the photos a week ago, I definitely shed a few tears. It’s impossible to describe how precious it is to have a slice of our family life captured in this way. The way Trish sees through the lens is just amazing. I adore her work so much.
There’s something about the evening ritual that reflects so much of who we are as a family. Yes, Rick and I often get grumpy and impatient during meal times and it’s usually when we’re at our lowest energy levels, but it’s also the time of the day when we’re all together. It’s the time of the day when we eat together, laugh together, talk together, joke together and sometimes even shed tears together. It’s the time of the day when we tell stories, run around in our PJs (well, the boys anyway) and exchange hugs. It’s the time of the day when we read the bible together, pray together and tell each other how much we love one another.
And so, inspired by Trish’s amazing photos, I’m starting a new mini series here on the blog. Each week, I will share a few photos from the photo shoot that captures a particular moment in the evening, and I shall write words to go with them.
Using Trish’s images and my words, it is my hope that I can record our story right now. With each year that passes, our story will surely change. But for now, this is our story.
And it is precious. And absolutely worth telling.
(Make sure you visit Tealily Photography to see more of Trish’s work.)