Those boring moments are now so freaking awesome right?
Just sitting on the couch watching a movie together after the kids go to bed, beer in your hand, sharing some popcorn.
When I tell him I'm too tired to clean up after cooking dinner and he says "that's fine baby", and then cleans up for me letting me rest on the couch.
It’s leaving the last treat; the last brownie, cookie, piece of cake, scoop of ice-cream, whatever. Something so simple, but means so much!
It's coming home to a clean house after traveling out of town, lying in bed and just watching Netflix.
We don’t look for grand gestures, it’s the small ones in our lives that make the biggest impact!
Those real everyday moments.
Romance in our home as parents is taking care of the new baby so the main caregiver can take a silent shower (not totally silent because we still are sure we can hear the baby crying...)
It’s having a date night in after canceling plans because the kids got sick.
Its brief brushes of skin to skin as you walk by one another.
It’s letting the kid’s watch youtube so you can have a normal, grown-up conversation about anything.
It’s drawing straws over who gets to sleep in on Saturday morning, and the person that loses bringing coffee in bed.
It’s bringing home pizza instead of flowers so no meals need to be cooked.
It’s saying sorry for having a short a temper after a long day.
It is without question or hesitation, jumping in the car to go to the doctor’s office when unexpected, worrisome news comes, even though you were fully prepared to drag your 2 sick toddlers with you and do it alone.
Its simple acts of service that make up real life romance in today’s modern family home. The grand gestures fade as we age, but those simple everyday moments are ingrained upon our soul. The real life ones, not the glamorous ones made up in the movies.
This beautiful real life of ours is a love story. It’s messy and gooey, and real.
Here is where I get to the part about the totally awesome gift idea!
This Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to celebrate your real life, everyday love affair! Tell your beautiful story of romance and love with a Short Story Session, A Half Day in the Life Session, or tell the complete story with a Full Day In the Life Session! You can claim your 15% off (savings up to $225) just by placing a deposit on a session between now and February 14th. The session can take place anytime during the first half of 2018!
You’ll also get an 8x12 fine art piece, professionally mounted and ready for framing (artist’s choice).
Afterwards, you’ll get the opportunity to purchase what you love from an a la carte menu of prints and products; a stunning way to celebrate the love of your family every single day.
(Here is a copy of my new and improved 2018 investment guide with a few fun new items!)
I'll happily send you a pretty electronic voucher to present to your loved one on Valentine’s Day!
This story session voucher can be used to book any family session listed in the investment guide, including annual pass holders, newborn or fresh 48 sessions! The session can either be in your home, or at a location of your choice.
All sessions are unposed and documentary in nature - they're intended to capture real life - check out my gallery and blogged sessions if you are currently unfamiliar with my work.
(Sessions are for immediate family only and must be booked before Valentine’s Day of 2018 to take advantage of this promotion.)
Are you ready to celebrate your real life love story? The dirt, the loudness, and the beauty?
(or forward this post to your significant other)