As we approach September, the bittersweet ending of summer nights and lazy days. The ending of sweet summer cookouts, sunburns and sandy toes. We also approach the beginnings of Fall. The falling of the leaves, and pumpkin spice lattes. The start of new schedules and routines.
This year marks the start of a new chapter for our family. As for my son (and my first born) starts kindergarten in just a few short weeks.
As I've proudly documented his first steps, wrote down his first words, documented his first teeth, and watched him make friends and savor moments. My Mama heart is so full and so incredibly proud.
As a children's milestone photographer, I get the pleasure of documenting the first year, even second year milestones often. When they are younger it seems like their milestones of coo'ing, crawling, walking and talking happen so quickly.
Though over the years, the milestones get further apart but aren't short of anything magical. Over the past couple of years, these four boys have grown to become good friends. As they head into kindergarten together, I wanted to document their big milestone and their magical adventure together.
I am a lover of Disney films, and love a good explorer story so this styled session was just what the Dr. ordered to help this grieving Mama and her kindergarten blues.
I wanted to remember these little 5 year old boys, and this stage for the rest of my life. I wanted to document their friendship, and their age of exploration, imagination and creativity. The magic in their eyes as they see the world through a whole different looking glass.
So, one day I could wake up and hear their little laughs as I thumb through these images. So, I could remember the "Mommy, I wuv you's" and be transported back to this moment when my Mama heart broke so hard letting him fly off to kindergarten...
Let us not forget these times with friends, as we explore, grow and love. For these are the days we will look back on and wish we hadn't grown up so fast. As Peter Pan says all too well "Little boys should never be sent to bed, they always wake up a day older."