Why Live & Laugh Photography?
My name is Maria Grover, I am the owner of Live & Laugh Photography. I have three little girls and a little boy who are, at the moment, ages 10, 8, 6, and 3. Anyone who has small children knows that kids don’t stop. One minute they’re having an adventure on a flying bunk-bed, another minute they’re talking on the phone to Cinderella, the next minute they’re asleep, and then they’re back in full force. I knew (for the most part) what I was getting into when I became a mom; I knew they’d never stop playing -- what I didn’t know was how fast they'd keep on growing.
Every day my kids are different than they were the day before, practically minute-to-minute I can see them picking up new habits, likes, dislikes and more—in a word, changing. Any parent loves to see their family grow; I love watching mine. But as we move forward I’m constantly missing what’s left behind. I guess I want to have my cake and eat it too.
That’s why I love photography; I studied it in college and have been practicing it as a business for ten years now. It's an art specializing in capturing those special moments of “now” so that as the changes come I can protect a little piece of what it was to be “then.”
So why Live & Laugh? Because your family will never be the same as it is right now, and we embrace that. Live together, laugh together, save some of it in a portrait, then live and laugh some more! We can’t stop them growing, but we can remember them small.