"The days are long, but the years are short". When I look at my kids I feel this sentiment to my core, as I'm sure most parents do. In parenting, some days can feel so long and so trying, so isolating and so overwhelming. Then you look at your kids in a quiet moment and realize it's all flying by in the blink of an eye. You try to soak up every squeeze hug, every sloppy kiss, every sweet cuddle, because you know one day this phase will all be done. It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it.
My mom was amazing at recording memories of our childhood. She was always taking photos, creating slideshows and photo books, and writing down memories and special moments. When I lost my mom I realized just how important this stuff is. It's our way of capturing our life for our kids. A way for them (and us) to look back and see how far we have come. I feel so fortunate to have the wealth of family photos, stories and memories that my mom compiled throughout our lives. I want to make sure I do the same for my kids. That's why I love having family photos taken, to capture our current moment in time. I find it especially important since I'm typically behind the camera. I want my kids to be able to look back and know I was here, and that I loved being their mom.
I love capturing memories so much that I thought it was only fair to share. I've partnered with Sara Elisabeth Photography to offer an Incredible Lifestyle Family Photo Shoot GIVEAWAY! Enter for a chance to Win 1 of 10!! Yes 10!! Lifestyle Family Portrait Sessions with Sara Elisabeth Photography. Each Prize includes: 1 Hour Session + Three 8x10 prints + telephone consultation + in-person proof session. Package Valued at $350!
Sara has taken our family photos twice and we have loved it both times (See Our Last Session Here). It’s evident that Sara loves kids and isn’t afraid to joke around and play with them to get a great shot. If you have busy kids like ours, this moving lifestyle session is perfect. No long periods sitting still and lots of chances to get their energy out. I can’t believe how little Ben & Lucy were in this last session, and I absoloutely love the addition of an extra little baby foot in this year's photo.
For our session we went for a walk to the Junction to get ice cream and Sara captured fun moments along the way. It was possibly the windiest day ever, but we made it work. You can choose to go to the park, play in your backyard, bake some cookies or any other family activity that you would love to capture with your littles. That's the best part, it's customized to suit your family.
Enter NOW by simply commenting below with your name and email address (or alternatively you may comment below and submit your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org for entry). Plus make sure to check out our Facebook page & Instagram feed for 2 more ways to enter! **For an additional 5 entries sign up for Sara Elisabeth's Newsletter!
*Contest is open to all Canadian residents 25+, but session must take place within the city of Toronto (no travel costs will be provided). Session is to be scheduled with Sara Elisabeth Photography at a time convenient for both the winner and photographer and must take place before August 31st, 2017. Each session is one hour and includes a telephone consultation, an in-person proof session, and 3 8x10 prints. Contest closes Thursday June 15th at 11pm EST. The winners will be chosen at random and messaged within 24 hours.
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*This is a sponsored post which means I was provided compensation and/or product for this post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.