I sometimes go periods of time where I think to myself "Do I even want kids at all?"
I know, my mormon friends and neighbors probably just fell out of their seat reading that.
Don't worry. When I take (and edit) photos like this, I'm reminded that yes indeed, a family is something I see myself wanting in the future. The idea of Steven looking at our child the way this dad looks at his little girl?
-insert long wistful sigh here.-
That being said, I've never really been the type of person who felt the strong and immediate need to reproduce. I know I'm young and this "biological clock" thing may kick into gear later on into my twenties, but I've met plenty of couples who got married just as young as I did and then immediately started trying for a baby. I think families are sacred and important and beautiful so I respect the choice they've made, but Steven and I decided long ago that we didn't want to go that route.
The conversation went a little something like this:
Daryl: Do you want kids?
Daryl: When do you want kids?
Steven: Not now. Definitely not now. But sometime soon, maybe.
Daryl: -sigh of relief- so, if you had a deadline for when you wanted to have kids by, when would that be?
Steven: -ponders- probably by the time you're 30ish.
I was eighteen when we had this conversation. SO WE'VE GOT TIME, FOLKS.
What are your thoughts on the babies/no babies debate?
P.S. These photos are from a family photoshoot I shot this weekend. More coming soon :)