9 weeks ago we welcomed our first baby, Max, into this big world! We’re so incredibly happy to be parents, and have taken about a billion photos of the little guy so far.
And in between the time spent staring at him, photographing him, playing with him, and taking care of him, I’ve actually had a couple moments to think!
See, on one card we received was the following quote:
“Do not hurry the journey at all” – Constantine Cavafy
And that got my mind going. Right now, with our little guy, I often find myself thinking about how I can’t wait until he can walk, talk, we can take photos together, and so on. And then that quote pops into my head, and I remind myself to really enjoy this stage. All those things will come in time, but it’s important to focus on what makes him so wonderful right now.
It’s not hard to see how this concept applies to photography too. No matter where you are in your photography journey, don’t hurry. There are so many wonderful things about each stage, it’s important to take the time to recognize and appreciate them.
So just a little reminder today to enjoy where you’re at. Now I’m back off to snuggle my little man. :)
P.S. If you’re into poetry, the poem the quote came from is quite wonderful. You can read it on Constantine Cavafy’s Wikipedia page.