I remember just before my wedding, someone told me to take a few moments of quiet to really take it all in. Slow down time, look around, and remember the moment. 

Recently, my youngest son had the opportunity to play football at BC Place in the BC Provincial Championships. I told him the same thing. Take a few moments, look out into the massive  stadium, and remember this moment. Regardless of the outcome of the game, this could be a once in a lifetime experience. I don’t know if at 14 years old, he actually got it, but I did catch him staring out into the stadium before the game, so maybe he did.

I was so fortunate to be able to join the team down on the field as their official photographer. I spent the entire day photographing everything I could for him and his teammates so that everyone would be able to keep those memories for the rest of their lives. I am pretty sure that the boys appreciate having the photos (many of them came up and thanked me for all my pictures) and I know that the parents appreciate it. 

These are the memories that we want to freeze in time.