Last week I talked about milestones for your pups. We just celebrated Bailey’s three year Adopt-A-Versary and can’t believe it flew by so quickly.

And today is yet another day for celebration! As you read this I am in Savannah smashing cake with my grandson for his first birthday! Super grateful to be able to visit my daughter and her ever growing family (hint, hint) AND my best friends there.

As I looked back on this first year of his life I am reminded once again of the saying “The Days are Long but the Years are Short”

It’s the sentiment that we often feel like we slog through never ending days of struggle, monotony, and learning. And at the end of 365 of those days it feels like we snapped our fingers and the year is past.

I felt this sharply in the year 1994. My daughter Amber (mom to Henry) cried what felt like non-stop for six full months. I begged the doctor for help. I joined a parent support group. I tried everything to alleviate the suffering of my tiny human. Then at 6 months old she started crawling. And the crying suddenly stopped. She could chase her sister and move freely around the house.

Now 28 years later I look back at snapshots and professional portraits with a smile on my face. We both endured and thrived. And somehow I blinked and here she is an adult with her own tiny human.

And you bet I drag my full camera bag to her house for photos every time I visit!

This is a note to remember to take copious snapshots of your pets and humans as much as possible. It’s fun to look back at how they changed and how they behaved.

Suddenly those longgggg days are brighter days and missed days.

Of course as a photographer I encourage you to hire a pro every year or two to show the “Now”. Your pets, you with your pets, younger days, grey hair days and silly expressions in high resolution prints to never forget.

Photo consultations are complementary!

When the short year is lapsed in the blink of an eye you will have these images to time travel with a smile.