More than anything, my job is to document your life honestly and beautifully. When it comes to family life, I believe those two things, honesty and beauty, are not mutually exclusive, as we are often led to believe by the media, “lifestyle” magazines and Pinterest. I can’t help but feel in our image-bombarded world, that parents are under increasing pressure to project to the world a view of a “perfect” family life of ever-smiling children in a perfectly decorated home, with all toys neatly tided away and stylish artwork on the walls. For some, this might be a reality but for most of us, we are all just doing the best we can, trying to focus on what is important – our kids – while just about staying on top of all the other demands of daily life. And to me, this – real life – is where the beauty is to be found in spades. The beauty of parents helping each other out when a new baby joins the family. The beauty in the wonder on their faces when they stare at this new little person, that they can’t quite believe they made. The beauty of the genuine connection and curiosity between siblings as they start a relationship that will last longer than any other.
I cannot tell you how happy it makes me that this family understood this and trusted me to photograph the beginning of their lives with their second child with honesty. Because they now have a set of images that their children will be able to look back on in years to come and see the care and attention which their parents lavished on them, the fun that was had and the joy that their parents took in their existence. Forget glossy magazines and lipsticked, salon-haired mums, THIS is what is important. And THIS is what is beautiful.
If you are expecting a baby and would like to have your life with your new little one documented honestly and beautifully, fill in this form and we’ll make it happen. I look forward to getting to know you and your family!