So, a little over a year ago I was told I needed to make more space on my blog server by my hosting company, so I spent an afternoon going back through 8 years worth of posts (!!) to delete all the sessions I no longer wanted to show and subjects I no longer photograph; random events, babies and kids (this was hard to do, so many cute faces!), families, pets, and other old work. It was hard to do because I was (and am) proud of all of those sessions, but my business evolved a lot since 2011-2014 and I want my blog to reflect that. Anyway, in my deleting haste I removed all the lifestyle sessions I’ve shot (probably 6-7 over the past couple of years) because I thought I didn’t want to advertise that I do them…
I’ve since changed my mind!
Because every time I do a lifestyle session I leave feeling happy, nostalgic and, well, important, because I know that these simple images taken at home of day-to-day life will mean so much in years to come for these families. Capturing the ‘boring’ routines, rituals and details of your home while living with little (or big little) kids is so important because although you think you won’t forget, trust this older mama, you will. I’m so glad I took many, MANY photographs of my kids and our home over the years, but a small part of me wishes I had done a session like this to have myself in the images too; still, just seeing what our house looked like, what the kids’ favourite toys and books were, how our days have changed, it’s all super important and gives you a sense of roots and family history.
Sooo, all this to say that I will be offering a lifestyle package soon (conditions will apply as I find this type of session works best with certain ages), so if you are interested please get in touch!
These images were taken at Carolyn and Ausaf’s home last month as part of Lillian’s Baby’s 1st Year package (I always try to do one lifestyle session with this package). 6 months is a perfect age for this, and I absolutely loved spending a morning with this happy little doll and her family <3
I just had to share this last photo because even though it might not be Carolyn’s favourite, I feel like its honesty and rawness is the perfect representation of motherhood, and that Lil will look back at this photo in 20 years and think: my mom was beautiful.