Wiff Harmer made my husband tear up. Really – she did. Her weapon was her camera and her wound was the realization that childhood moments are fleeting.
I am a huge advocate for spending money on professional photography. I have a clear memory from my own childhood of my mother lamenting an expense that her friend indulged in: professional pictures of her children. She said, “I wouldn’t trade the way we live our life, but I wish I had more beautiful pictures of you all.”
Cameras today are totally different making our own photography ability 1000% better than what most of our parents could achieve. Plus, digital photography has eliminated the guess work of film. But, a professional can still capture the light, expressions and giggles better than most of us.
With Mother’s Day coming, I think a gift certificate for a session with Wiff would be one of the best presents you could ever receive. Sitting Fee: $150, 5×7 are $30, 8×10 are $45. See her website, www.wiffharmer.com for more information. Here’s a sample of her work which you can request in Black & White or Color.