The office on Netflix.
Me hoping my husband won’t walk in.
Why? Because of this line in the last episode of The Office -
“I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them...somebody should write a song about that.”
Andy was right…
These ARE the “good ol’ days”.
For me, it’s my 2-year-old climbing into bed and snuggling with me 15 minute before my alarm goes off.
It’s the glee and joy from our 3 boys playing with glow sticks.
It’s Jackson's’ two missing teeth on bottom.
Noah’s questions...ALL of the questions, about EVERYTHING...
So now my question for you…
When you look back on today in 10,20,30 years...why will TODAY be the ‘Good old days?’
I’m going to get off topic here for a second - but it will all come together. And the “Mackelmore part” is coming too ;)
Why it is that people like you, like me, like everyone, would fist save their loved ones and then grab their photos if their house was on fire before any other belonging?
We all KNOW we would...but it’s really hard to describe why, isn’t it?
It’s a feeling...in our gut, in our heart, not really in logic.
I’ll give you my best shot at that answer.
It’s because these images aren’t just a piece of paper, proof we really did exist and how we looked.
We save our photos first, because when we see them we get transported back into the “good old days.”
Memories that were buried suddenly come rushing out.
Things we had forgotten even happened since they happened.
How we felt.
Why we felt it.
Our photographs are the bridge between forgotten and remembered.
Between past lives, and lives re-lived as we tell our children and grandchildren the story of the photo.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words...but when a portrait is paired with a story? When a portrait gives you the context of who the people are…..What’s THAT worth...INFINITELY more than a thousand words, in my opinion.
“Someday soon your whole life’s gonna change…
You’ll miss the magic of these Good ol’ days….” - Macklemore and Kesha
What portraits of today will YOU show your children and grandchildren that will tell magical stories about the ‘good old days?’
I’ll be capturing people's “good old days” soon...both with 15 minute mini sessions and full family portraits.
The magic of children tickling mom and dad...
...the way Dad throws Bryson up on his shoulder like a sack-of-potatoes- just like he does everyday after work..
...the way little Oliver furrows his brows whenever his older siblings chase him…
The mini session Early Bird Offer ($97) expires today 11/1 at 10 pm and you can find out more here. (Perfect if you don’t want a full-on session, but want to give “good old day” gifts to people in one decision)
For a full 45-60 minute session, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you more info.
In BOTH cases?
I’ll be asking you what makes today the ‘good old days’ and will incorporate that into your session :)
Lisa “good old days” Edwards
Lisa Wareham Photography
P.S. Please hit comment and tell me - When you look back on today in 10, 20, years...why will TODAY be the ‘Good old days?’
P.P.S. After you respond back with PS #1, check out the mini session early bird offer here.