Sue + Larry

World, meet my rents! These two cuties have been married for almost 32 years, and I look up to them so so much. They've shown me what true hard work, love and dedication can do for a marriage, and I try my hardest to use their example and advice in my own marriage today.

Last month, my husband and I joined my parents in Ocean city for a few days of relaxation, and the moment we finalized plans to take this trip, I immediately began planning their session. I cherish photos so much, especially so because I'm a photographer. I see how quickly we can lose someone we love, and it's such a blessing to have these moments frozen in time for us to look back on for years to come. I knew we couldn't leave this trip without getting some updated images of them!

Take more photos.

Growing up my grandparents never took many photos of my parents. To be honest with you guys, I think I've only seen maybe two pictures of my Mother as a baby. I don't know if any of you can relate, but it hurts a little. I love being able to compare my baby pictures with my mom to see just how similar we were as kids. I wish I had more. More images of her as a kid. Playing. Making silly faces. Enjoying her youth.

Luckily, my parents broke that cycle, and there are a million pictures of my siblings and I. Some of which I wish never existed, but they give a good laugh, and always bring our family together, so I won't complain too much!

It doesn't matter if you're at your goal weight, or if your hair is dyed. You don't need fancy clothes, or even a fancy camera. All you need is your loved ones, and a phone. Take photos. Get in the photos. You owe it to yourself and your kids. Trust me when I say, they don't care nor will they notice your insecurities. All your kids will think about 10, 20 years from now is that they have photos with their parents.