My best friend has been gently encouraging (yeah, that’s what we’ll call it – ha!) me to get out my “big girl” camera and take photographs of my daughter more frequently. I always intend to listen to her but life happens. Tonight as I sat on the floor with my 15 month old daughter snapping Instagram shots like a crazy person it dawned on me that this was a moment I never wanted to forget.
I sat in the middle of my daughter’s bedroom floor surrounded by all the toys and books she had pulled out for us to play with and it dawned on me: This crazy beautiful mess is the best part of my life. Laundry needed washed, the dishwasher needed emptied and we are in the middle of a home renovation project but none of that matter… all that mattered was sitting in the middle of my daughters room that looked that a tornado had blown through enjoying the crazy beautiful mess.
Kelly Broyles is a WV children photographer located in Elkview, WV