We all know that time flies, but sometimes something happens to make you realise just how fast it is actually going. This happened to me recently when I took pre-baby photos for my friend on her due date (she lives on the edge!) followed by a newborn shoot less than 2 weeks later. But it was the fact that I had also done an engagement shoot with them and had the privilege of being their wedding photographer that made me realise that not only had time whizzed by, but that life changes literally in the blink of an eye.
From a carefree couple in love, through the precious vows of marriage, to the strange last days of it being just two, and finally to the exhilarating and exhausting days of being first time parents. It has been an absolute delight to watch two wonderful human beings I am proud to call my friends move through these transitions, and I can hardly wait to get my camera round to the baby chub that is now forming rapidly on these fragile little limbs!
One of the things I love about this pair is their willingness and desire to be in the photos. All too often I hear clients (read ‘women’!) say, “Oh don’t get me in the pictures – I’m so unphotogenic/need to lose weight/hate my nose…” And I’ll admit, I feel that too. But life is short, people. And your kids don’t see what you see. And they will want to look back on photos so they can judge you for your hair style and fashion sense – indeed, it is their right, so who are you to deny it?!!
I have some spaces available over the next few weeks for sessions out and about or at your home, so if you think you might need to get yourself in the picture, why not give me a shout? I mean, Mother’s Day is just around the corner and it would make an awesome present – I even have gift cards if you would like to purchase a session as a gift and book at a time that suits.
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