I absolutely love fine art photography. There’s something really special about the beauty of a timeless portrait … and these two … Well, they absolutely rocked their photoshoot!
When Felicity and I were planning a photoshoot for Constance’s first birthday, we knew we wanted something different to a cake smash … so a fine art photo session just made sense.
I am totally in love with these images. Felicity simply looks stunning, and Constance looks so adorable in her pink tutu.
But today’s blog is less about the fine art, and more about who I am photographing.
As a family photographer, I often talk about the importance of family photographs – but who is in these photographs?
Most often than not, the children are. Which is unsurprising … Children grow up the fastest, change the fastest, they are our pride and joy and we want to be able to remember them as babies, as toddlers, in their first years of school, as teenagers, etc. We try to cling on to those memories as much as we can, because one day we know that our children will be all grown up, and all we will have left are our memories, and some photographs.
And I totally agree … photograph your children! As much as you can … hold on to those memories, as tight as you can!
But there is also a flip side. Imagine you only took photographs of your children, and you weren’t in any of them … What memories would your children have of you?
One day your children will be looking at those photographs, and remember you. They will remember their childhood, the happy times. You might look at the photographs together and maybe even show them to your grandchildren. They will be surprised at the colour of your hair, or the clothes you were wearing.
Constance is unlikely to remember this photoshoot, but she will definitely remember the photographs. She will grow up seeing them around the house. And then one day, when she is older she will look back at them with fondness … and hopefully, in turn she will have her photo taken with her own children.
I wrote this blog today because Mother’s Day is on the 31st of March and I am a firm believer in celebrating motherhood. This is not to say that fathers should not be included in photographs – in fact, I highly recommend it. And I have some Father’s Day blogs lined up for June.
So, to celebrate Mother’s Day … have your hair done, put on some make up, wear your nicest dress and come and have some beautiful timeless photographs of you and your children.
In the next few days I’ll be posting some days for Mother’s Day mini sessions, so keep an eye out and book yourself in, or if you can’t wait that long … give me a call.