I call this the forgotten age.
It's that age in-between when kids transition from young elementary, school-age kids and morph into their teenage selves. Sage and Bright are smack-dab in the middle of that transition at 10 and 11 (almost 12, we have to add that, don't we ;) ).
Life gets busy. You start driving kids to and from school, to and from practice - sports, music lessons, voice lessons, language classes. It's easy to use busy as an excuse to not photograph them. It's easy to say there will be more time later to do so. But the time goes so fast. And it's not fun to look back and think, why didn't we photograph them between 10 and 15?
But that is what happens. And in the blink-of-an-eye, your ten year old is now seventeen and needing Senior Pictures.
I'm so glad Nancie said nope, that's not going to be us! Her main focus was allowing them to be relaxed and spontaneous (something this age knows well!) and to be able to look back in years to come at 'a memory of what was.'
This time is so fleeting. It is a memory of what it was like. And just like they were once little toddlers and preschoolers together, now they are tweens on the next phase of this journey.
It's so remarkable to capture it on film.