Can you really put a price on photography?

What is it worth?  to you?  to me?  to Grandma? 

It’s impossible to know.

All I know is that when I look back at the images of my children from 3 years ago, 2 years ago, 1 year ago, or even yesterday, I think to myself…”Sheesh…they’re growing up sooo quickly.”  I love being able to capture their every move, milestone, favorite something-or-other.  I love having a constant record of their lives.

BUT, when someone else can capture them for me, it’s different.  A lovely kind of different.  Someone else has a different eye, different artsy approach, different view of their cute spots. 

So, when Jen, her hubby Trev, and my pal Jess came out to visit last month, Jen started snapping pics as soon as Peachie brought out the Play-Doh.  When Peach wanted to pretend it was her birthday (she was making Play-Doh cakes with Trev) and wanted REAL lit candles, I happily obliged because it was a special treat.

It felt REALLY nice, at this particular moment, not to have my camera out.  Don’t get me wrong…I LOVE taking pics, but I just watched Jen do her thing and knew that I’d be receiving some phenomenal pics in a couple weeks.

Yesterday when I was doing my nightly blog surfing, I clicked on her blog and I was SOOO thrilled, and flattered that she’d do a post on my kiddos.  LOVED it. 

So thanks, Jen, for capturing my cuties.  You know I love your style.  Thanks for giving me permission to snag this storyboard, too!  :)

My point of alllll this above is…it’s nice to take a bit of a break and have others take some pics of your kids (even if they’re not professional photographers).  Whether they try to or not, they will have a different perspective than you will, so sit back and enjoy what is taking place!  It’s SO NICE to see the world through someone else’s eyes and there’s nothing better than pictures of your loved ones. 

OR…if you want…you can always have a professional photographer take pics of your kiddos and/or family.  That’s always fun, too.  :)   For some parents, it’s hard getting over the initial — “Oh, man…I don’t want MY picture taken,” but it’s soooo fun to look back at those images and remember those fun times.  Plus, photographing a family is FUN!  :)   Photographing KIDS is fun!!!

{I totally got sidetracked.}

Anyway, if you’d like, hop on over to Jen’s blog to check out the rest of my kiddo pics!!!  She’s super sweet and has some incredible stuff on there.  :)  

Oh, and to sum it all up…Jen’s pics are priceless to me.  Really.  They’re perfect.  They’re my kids being themselves–happy, playful, cute.  Those candid moments that I want to remember forever.  I’m so thankful she was able to capture that time for me.

Thanks, girl.  {mwah!}     ~m

3 Responses to “~Priceless~”

  1. manda Says:

    You know that she is going to cry readying that right? The only reason I know that is because I cried too. Jen Fox (am I allowed to say that on here?) is amazing and I want the whole world to know that. That is if they don’t live closer to you, because you know I would recommend you… of course. :) How could she resist though? I don’t think your kiddos could take anything but breathtaking pictures.

  2. jen Says:

    how cool is the mom that says yes to real candles!? thanks for the fun shout out :)

  3. Mimi Says:


    At first I thought this was going to be about raising your prices. . .

    Maybe you didn’t get many comments to this post because people (like me) checked out Jen’s blog and made a comment there instead (like me).

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