I was inspired this morning. While surfing Facebook this morning I stumbled upon a video of a friend of many of my friends who recently lost her battle with Breast Cancer. She was very young and had two small children. There was a slide show of photos that someone had put together and posted on her page. I was watching the video and couldn’t help but think about my own kids and the things I would want them to remember about me and the moments I would want them to look back on and smile. As I watched the slideshow, I realized that the photos where everyone was posed and looking at the camera were nice…but they didn’t “move” me. Oh but the ones where she was pulling her little girl in tight and kissing her cheek while the little one squirmed…now that is a moment that little girl will look back and be able to KNOW how much her mommy loved her. She will be able to see how her mommy looked at her with adoration. We forget as parents that our kids love us for exactly who we are, with our imperfections that we fret over. I think with Facebook and all of the social media many of us want to post the “perfect” family photo and make sure that everything looks just “perfect” before we post it for the world and all of our “friends” to see (and the people we don’t really even like, but want to impress). I am encouraged this morning to embrace my family and kids and the moments we have together as they come…imperfect and all. I want to encourage all of my clients as well, when you look at your images and choose them…make sure they are moments and memories you and your kids will remember if something were to ever happen. I will leave you with a few images that may not be my very “best” images, but they are moments that were shared between families during sessions that I LOVE! Have a wonderful week!