You’ve probably noticed that I’m gravitating more and more towards documenting real family life. What does this mean? It means no getting dressed up, no posing, nothing scripted, just your ordinary everyday life in all its beauty. I think sometimes with all these perfect pictures of perfect homes and beautifully dressed children we see on Pinterest and Instagram, sometimes we feel like our real life isn’t quite good enough. We don’t see the beauty in it. Well, I do. I love that your home is scattered with books and dolls, that your kids choose their own clothes, that there is washing up in the sink. These things show me that your home is one that is lived in, and that there is love and life in your home. That your children are real growing people with their own personalities, likes and dislikes. And these are the things that I want to capture. Not just for you, but for your children. So that they can see all the love and hard work that goes into your family life, every single day.
This is Annika and her two bright and joyful (and reading-obsessed) girls. I hung out with them for a whole morning and simply documented a regular Saturday morning with them. Here is what Annika had to say about what the experience meant to her:
Lia does not just take your family picture. She tells a story.
She tells it like it is, in a beautiful way. And it perfectly reflects my own narrative.
Life as a mother of two small girls is not always easy. There is plenty of chaos, mess and meltdown. But most of all, there is love. It is those little moments of love and laughter that keep me going. It is those moments that I would like to remember and that I would want to show to my girls when they are grown up.
This is what it was like!
Lia documented all of that during one morning. She came to our home when we were still in pyjamas. At first, I was a little uncomfortable at the idea, but soon, it felt as though Lia was part of our normal morning routine.
Lia has a great way with kids. She talks to them and let them tell their story, everything on their terms.
And the pictures were GORGEOUS!
Would you like to remember all the little things that make up your every day family life right now? Get in touch and ask about my real life sessions. I’d love to hang out with you one morning or afternoon. If you’d like to make it happen, drop me a line via this contact form and I’ll be in touch.