The only reason I take pictures is for the memory. This is why I like family and event portraits the best. Being able to snap a photo that can hold that memory completely in place is truly an amazing thing! When I take a picture (weather it be from my phone or from my camera) I'm not thinking about the "now", I'm looking to see how it will look 10 years from now. How will the portrait make you feel in 10 years? You want to look at that photo and be able to say, "awe look how little he was!" or "look how cute she was with her first tooth coming in!". Instead of shooting a quick picture from my phone today, I made sure to take a few special ones. would you like to know why? It's because it was my sons first day of kindergarten! The first day of starting his journey of education! The start of kindergarten is so special to me, and I wanted to make sure I created a special memory to look back on when he graduates high school some day. I can not wait to look back at these portraits 13 years from now and see how little he once was!