Drew McWilliams | Photographer | They grow up so fast

They grow up so fast

December 05, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Black and white family photograph of mother and father with baby sonFamily photography in Northern Ireland by Drew McWilliamsFun with their baby boy There is no denying it.

Enjoy it while they’re little. Everyone says so

They grow so fast.

And that phrase seems both so totally true and so totally false at the same time, because in the day-to-day of it nothing seems fast at all.

A meal can take an eternity. A sleepless night a lifetime. And yet everyone says so:

They grow so fast.

Mother holds her little baby girl and dreams of the wonderful things she'll do as she growsMy babyBlack and white family photography in Northern Ireland by Drew McWilliams

And so I want to hold him in my arms a little longer today, because already my baby is gone. Already there is a little boy in his place. And one day not too far in the future, there will be an older boy in his place, and then a teenager, and then a young man.

And so I keep holding him: heavy on my shoulder, the weight of him substantial, in his nursery where time stands still.

(Source: Liz Curtis Faria. 'In the Nursery, Where Time Stands Still')


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Professional family and children's portrait photography in Northern Ireland. Drew is a qualified Associate member of both the 'Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers' and the 'National Photographic Society'. He is qualified to Licentiate level with the 'Professional Photographers Association of Northern Ireland' and is a Master Photographer of the 'National Photographic Society'.