I love seeing mothers who are just brand-new at mothering. And I love meeting mothers who are about to send their not-so-little ones out of the nest.
But I have noticed that something strange happens to us, women, when we become mothers. We put our children first. (Of course, we’re there to care for them!) But we also pull ourselves out of the picture (literally!). Most of my mum’s tell me that their portrait session is all about the kids. Many of them are reluctant to step in front of my lens.
I can’t point any fingers. I am describing who I used to be. I have hard drives full of images of my daughter. Only a handful of those include me. My excuse: I’m the photographer. I’m behind the camera.
This year, I decided to take on a personal self-portrait project. This project is the best thing I have ever done. Yes, I’m capturing me. But more so, I’m capturing my daughter and I together. She loves nothing more than getting involved when I set up the tripod and the remote….and I…well, I adore these pictures of us together.
Happy Mother’s day to my mom and to all the moms out there.
This little girl was a smily and sweet and calm as her parents. We had a wonderful session…and such an enjoyable time. Thank you guys! You are a beautiful family.
What an amazing shoot this was! It isn’t often that I get to combine the joyful exuberance of a child with the self-conscious assurance of a teen on the edge of adulthood…all into one shoot. But here I did, twice-over.
Isn’t this family gorgeous? We had so much fun. There were dogs and footballs, reflections, skateboards, indoors, outdoors, laughter and lots of energy. Enjoy!
How impatient I’ve been to share this session! Doesn’t this little one have the most gorgeous and expressive eyes? She was an absolute star and such a pleasure to photograph. (As were her Mum & Dad… ) We even made the most of a mid-session catnap. 7 months is a wonderful age and a perfect time for portraits. Enjoy!