This is so important! Messy homes, naughty kids and extra weight aside, photos of you and your family or loved ones is an essential part of maintaining the memory of this time in your life. It's so fun to look back through photo albums (actual, physical books of photos) and talk about how great things were 'back then'. And, unfortunately, sometimes we loose people or pets we love and cherish. Photos are a gateway to emotions that you may have otherwise lost.
There's no better time to have a documentary lifestyle photo session, than now. While it's a great idea to hire a photographer to capture your family with the fall colors in the background to create a portrait for your Christmas cards....it's also a great idea to hire a photographer to document the moments that won't last. The moments that make you FEEL something.