Last post of the year! And I chose this session from 2012. The Costco Session. This is true, real life photo session. I didn’t tell the kids to do anything. I just followed them around, with the mothers’ permission, of course! They didn’t have to smile or even look at me. Didn’t tell them to lay down on boxes or hold mom’s hand. They were free to be themselves. At Costco! Oh happy day!!
Why take pictures at Costco? My oldest is almost 23 and youngest is 11, with 2 kids in between. I took many pictures of birthdays and Christmas over the years. However, I never took pictures at Costco. I have spent so many hours there with the kids in tote. I actually miss the craziness of taking kids there. Now, I can take as long as I want or go as quickly as I need to. I go by myself. Teenagers don’t want to tag along except on rare occasions.
If I could do it all over again, I would take my camera and take pictures of my kids at Costco, or Target or wherever. Yes, even just my iPhone. These pictures aren’t award winning. But they are precious in a mother’s heart. Time goes by so fast. Too fast.
Pictures don’t have to be perfect. They help you remember slices of your life. So, go. Take pictures of your day to day life. You don’t need fancy cameras. Just have fun.
Thanks C & S for letting me hang out with you and the kids at my favourite store. You guys are the best!!!