Cliff and I are the perfect example. We've been together a really long time (today is actually the 11th anniversary of our first date!) but we're not married and don't have kids. As a result, we've never had professional photos taken of ourselves. (Those pictures you see at the top of this post? Yup. Those are it. All taken in a hurry while on vacation, some taken by random people who were kind enough to hit the shutter).
To be honest, even though I photograph families, I didn't make the realization about our own photos until we moved into our condo. Our walls are so bare. We filled them with some of my own art, but it was clear something was missing -- us!
On one hand, this is all a little embarrassing to admit. On the other, I think this situation is something a lot of couples like us experience -- and that's really sad. Just because we don't have children and aren't married doesn't mean our life isn't worth documenting. I always tell my clients that a family photo session isn't just about getting pictures taken -- it's about making memories. Now, Cliff and I are going to do just that!
As a way to set the record straight and be an example to other couples like us, we're working with one of my favorite photographers, Katie Nesbitt, to schedule a family photo session! I can't think of a better way to celebrate our 11th anniversary!
I strongly encourage other unmarried, but committed couples to follow our lead. I promise you wont regret it! (Hint Hint: If you want to hire me to take your photos, click here to get started!)