As Mum’s, we spend so much time behind the camera taking photos of our kids. They grow up so very quickly and we want to capture every little milestone, growth spurt and personality quirk along the way. It’s wonderful to be able to look back on pictures of your children and reminisce about how little they were and how much they’ve changed. And let’s face it, there’s nothing kids love more than seeing photos of themselves when they were little too.
As we are busily capturing memories of our kids, how often do we as Mum’s (or even Dad’s for that matter) get in front of the camera with them? Our hair isn’t right, we want to wait until we’ve lost some weight or have nicer clothes on…the list goes on. I have to say that I’m as guilty as the next person in shying away from the camera, but now that my kids are 8 and 11 and the reality has hit home that they are growing up in the blink of an eye, I want to make sure that I’m in all the photos for them. They don’t see the daggy outfit, lack of makeup or those few extra cuddly kilos. They’ll just see you. Their beautiful Mama (or Dad) and remember how much you loved playing with them, cuddling them or just loved them in that moment.
Emily booked in a family session with me because she wanted to get in front of the camera for a change. Here’s what she had to say after our portrait shoot at Maroochydore beach:
“I randomly booked a session to get some family photos. Not something we’d even thought about, but so glad I did! I’m always the one taking the photos so it was so nice to be in some with the kids. Sunshine Coast friends: I highly recommend a session with Krista! No staged photos, just lots of playing together on the beach, which Krista captured so beautifully. (Incidentally the same beach where we had our wedding photos 😍) Thanks Krista!”
Would you like a family portrait session like this one? Contact Krista on 0421 831 310 or click here to find out more.