I want you to forget everything you know about photographers
and trust me.
We tend to forget the every day stuff.
We forget the things we need to remember.
The small moments. Quick smiles, stolen glances, fidgety fingers. We're so busy focusing on the big stuff instead. First steps, starting school, moving out, getting married. We forget the way their tiny hands slip into ours, without conscious thought or concern. We forget the way that chubby cheeks prop up long lashes. We forget the way children move so easily around their environment, chaotic with happiness. We forget the way that particular part of the best man's speech hits the right note, and brings brief tears to everyone's eyes.
We forget the stuff we really must remember. So let's make memories.
If I had a pound for everyone who told me they hate posing for photographs
I'd be a very rich woman indeed.