I’m so lucky to have a job where I get to photograph beautiful families, with the most adorable children.
I also have the most incredible bush location 2 minutes down the road from my studio.
Kids love this location. Kids can be kids and explore and play.
This location also has the most amazing light come through in the afternoon.
Its certainly a favourite of mine and many clients.
So often as mums, we are the ones behind the camera (or phone) taking pictures of our families.
Capturing those snuggles and tickle time with Dad.
As a photographer i understand the importance of beautiful images of families. As a mum, it’s all I want for myself.
To me, the perfect image isn’t the one where we are all smiling and looking at the camera. Its the ones where the kids are smiling so hard they look like they are going to burst because mum has just given them a big kiss, or tickled them so much they can’t control their laughter.
Those are the ones with all the feelings.
Every year I do a limited number of family sessions.
These sessions are 20 minutes of high intensity, play and fun. Everything to keep little ones engaged and happy.
Because let’s face it, they don’t often want to play the game and pose exactly how we want them to.
And why should they? They are kids, and we need to capture them being kids.
Running, playing, dancing, pull funny faces. After all, thats how we are going to capture those perfectly natural little smiles.
Here is the Brearley family, in all their playful, tickling, laughing glory.
So often as mums we are the ones behind the camera. Calling for our kids to look and smile at us while we hold a phone or camera in front of our faces trying to capture that perfect shot.
When do we as mothers ever take the time to get beautiful portraits with our children?
It is a gift to them, a gift to be passed down generations.
These are their memories, your children's memories.
"the bond between a mother and daughter is so precious, time goes by so quickly. When you capture moments like this, it's so special. Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favourite" Stacey, beautiful mother to Stella