I can’t help but smile when I look at this adorable family. Being a parent is one of the hardest and sometimes thankless jobs there is, however, being able to showcase a family’s true emotion and love for one another in their environment is one of the most rewarding parts about my job. The the photographs we create together are a badge of countless hours of undocumented life. Rarely do things go as we like and children nearly never do exactly what we want them to. Thank God! It is those spontaneous moments we can’t control that make life so sweet and full of laughter. In our living room it reads, “If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.” A visual reminder to pause and embrace life around you; the spilled milk, the unfinished laundry, the pile of dishes, the alligator tears, and the sleepless nights because our life is filled with these imperfect moments. I have come to celebrate the small victories that come with being a father of five and I am thankful to document families in a similar season of life. It is such a privilege and a blessing I have come to cherish as a lifestyle photographer. Life is messy, but at the end of the day we wouldn’t change a thing.