This boy is mine. And yet, not mine. Of me, and yet, destined to be not of me but of the world. I know everything about him. And yet there is so much more to know. To unfold.

I feel like I wouldn’t recognize this boy if I didn’t see him every day. Last weekend I dropped him off somewhere on a Saturday night, with a group of friends. Pocket full of some cash and a cell phone. A new era. A new version of him. Someone I hardly recognize yet someone I know to the depths of my being.

As Moms we get to watch our kids grow and change before our very eyes. In many ways they will stay the same, and in many ways we can’t anticipate, they will take our breath away with what the do, what they choose, and who they become.

We can’t stop time, but we can capture it for a moment. Family photography is a way to remember. To still the hands of the clock, even if just for a fraction of a second. Family sessions for 2018 booking now into fall season. Contact me at lifelensandlove photography for more info. And be sure to follow my Facebook page and Instagram for all of the ways I am celebrating Mom for the month of May.


Gina Graham is a Mom, photographer, and writer at lifelensandlove photography. For more information, find me at lifelensandlove.com