Someone once told me that when you become a parent, the days can be slow, but the years go by fast. When my husband and I became parents several years ago, I began to appreciate just how quickly those years pass. And as anyone with at least three kids knows, life for us is all about zone defense. Now our days are filled by our three boys, and all their superhero passions and Jedi mind tricks.
I just wish they’d slow down a little bit, which is why I take so many photographs. As photographer Aaron Siskind once said, “Photography is a way of feeling, of loving, of touching. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” And so while I’e always loved taking pictures, it wasn’t until I had my own children that I began to understand the importance of documenting: how photography can tell a story, and capture life with all its big and little moments. New babies and holiday joy, but also those everyday moments—quiet times as children observe the world around them and LOUD moments when they scream and laugh because that’s just what kids do.