I can't tell you how often someone tells me they want a portrait session but first they want to lose weight or find better-matching outfits. And I know exactly what they mean-I have those same tendencies. But listen: life is uncertain and our time together isn’t a fixed thing—even if it’s just that our kids grow up and leave for Harvard. I'm begging you, don't wait! Take pictures right now as you are--a little too busy, chronically sleep-deprived, wishing you were 5 pounds lighter. Later you'll appreciate how beautiful this crazy life is.