Since becoming a Mum my style of family photos has changed dramatically. Before I was a Mum I was doing all those pretty posed newborn photos and I was taking a lot of posed family photos and getting frustrated when the kids didn’t want a bar of sitting and listening to some strange person behind a camera. There is nothing wrong with this style of family photography but as a Mum its not what I like when it comes to my boys.
I would rather tell a story with my images and let children be children, have fun and not be too serious.
Earlier this week I decided to take the boys out for a mini photoshoot and exploring, we went to Mount Crawford Forest. We had a blast exploring and taking in the fresh air, it reminded me of how big and grown up they had gotten. Looking back on these photographs they would have to be one of my most favourite set of photos I have taken of them. They aren’t perfect and of course I tried to get that one photo of them smiling at the camera at the same time, as you do (didn’t quite work out). But the reason they are my favourite is because they tell a story for me. I will remember how Ollie got stroppy because Charlie kept walking away from him, that Charlie found a new obsession with pinecones and their adventurous/cheeky side.
I love seeing their little personalities shine through the photographs and the memories that comes with that.