“For everything there is a season…”
Every family senses the start of something new, and it’s often reflected in a photography session. The engagement surprise. The wedding package. The maternity shoot. The newborn session. We’re so accustomed to capturing the big, life-altering moments and freezing them in space and time to forever look back on. The walls of our home are adorned with these events and the memories they bring. But what about those days in between? The season that doesn’t feel like a season when you’re in it. When the days are long and the years are short. If we’re lucky, we get a good Christmas card picture for the year or manage a half-decent school portrait.
But what if you could make that fleeting time stand still? That’s what my film photography did for the Marco family at their home in Colorado Springs. As the sun shined over Pike’s Peak and the foothills surrounding their home, I captured this military family on a typical Saturday morning (albeit dressed to the nines instead of sporting pajamas and microwaved coffee cups). Together we made lasting, core memories out of a simple morning at home doing what this family of four loves—building a MagnaTiles castle and baking their favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe from the Magnolia Table cookbook. As a military family, they’ve called a lot of places home. But one year after moving to the U.S. Air Force Academy area and a whole lot of home renovations later, their house finally exudes that feeling of home (and it shows!).
My prayer for this session and this family? That for generations, these photographs would serve as a reminder of simpler times. Memories of tiny toes and belly laughs. Of sneaking extra chocolate chips and enduring slobbery kisses from the dog. Of endless tickles and “one more cookie”. Memories of a season when family time was everything and living in a house that (finally) felt like home.
Shot on Mamiya AFD
Scanned by: Rewind Film Lab