Did you start motherhood photographing every moment and when you look at your camera roll these days it’s more than a little patchy?
The best of intentions….
Since becoming a mother I’ve learnt one thing….. you start with the best of intentions. Until they get a bit older and actually, those ideals (no sugar anyone?!) are REALLY hard to stick to, so it creeps out a bit.
They won’t watch TV….. great when they’re tiny but when you have a tired 3 year old that struggles to sit still, desperately needs a rest, can’t read yet and you need to cook their supper……?
Taking photographs is another. I haven’t conducted a double blind placebo controlled experiment to prove this but I have a theory that this scenario is the norm. I have hundreds and hundreds of photographs of my son as a tiny baby documenting miniscule aspects of each day. He’s 4 now and weeks go by without me taking any kind of picture, let alone a decent one that I can actually use for anything other than taking up space on my camera roll!
We all allow gaps to appear in our family history
The regular photoshoots we had when he was small dried up. I’m busy. I don’t look my best right now, I’ll do it…… and then it doesn’t happen.
We have all this time….. until we don’t
Being honest this is an emotional topic for me at the moment as my son is starting pre-school after Easter (only 6 weeks away!!!) so that he’s settled in before he starts reception in September.
I genuinely have no idea how we’re here with him about to start school and I’m praying for a time machine so that I can go back and do it all again. Slower. More in the moment (even though I was really conscious of this the first time around it still went too fast!). It’s hard being a mummy. We have so many pressures on our time and very often we feel like we’re not doing any of it well enough. But we are, we’re just human!
So here’s the solution (you knew there’d be one, I like a happy ending!)
We struggle to live in the moment as mothers. There’s always a million things to do and our heads are whirring about the next task, so here’s a suggestion. Take time to stop. To capture your family right now. With your children exactly as they are, before they change and grow even more. Set this time in stone (well, being honest I can’t do that, but I can create you some beautiful images to enjoy on in various other means!) and enjoy the experience whilst you’re about it!
I’m inviting you to schedule a family portrait session so that you can capture your family as they are, right now. Whether your youngest has just lost their front tooth or your eldest is about to become too cool to hug you in public (or they already are and you need an excuse for them to be affectionate with you!!), invest this time together.
We can arrange professional hair and makeup so that you look and feel fabulous (you’ll still look like you, just the best version of you!). You will have access to my studio wardrobe (or you can wear your own clothes, whichever you prefer). You’ll then have a full family portrait session with a full bank of images to choose from.
I’d love to talk to you about how I can help you plug the gaps in your families history, so give me a call if you’d like to find out more.
There’s a strong chance you’re reading this and cringing as you’d like to do it but always feel really awkward being photographed, if so, have a read of this blog, it will hopefully put your mind at rest! https://kirstynorthover.co.uk/is-feeling-awkward-preventing-you-being-photographed/