When I was pregnant with Lacey, Gabe was 2 years old, and he used to drive his cars up and down my belly and talk to me in his little jibber jabber. I used to love it. It’s really one of those memories that is so special to me. This session reminded me of that. With Mother’s Day around the corner I’m reminding myself to take the time with my kids to just listen to them, love on them and be grateful to have the best job in the world raising them.
I can’t believe how fast time goes! Charlie was in a year ago for his newborn session and I feel like it was just a few months ago. He came into my home studio for these with his momma. I’m loving with mother’s day around the corner that I got some nice ones of them together. It’s such an awesome thing to have photos of yourself with your littles. I know I only have a few and I really cherish them.
It’s been ages since I’ve registered for a workshop, but they are so great to get the creative juices flowing and to see things from another angle. I came across Environmental Portraiture with Kerry Varnum, so kind of on a whim I registered for it.
I haven’t done many workshops, but out of the few I have I think this one has been my favourite. The pdf files were packed full of great tidbits and helped me to see things from a different angle. Kerry was great at CC, helping me to see things in a different light as well.
I think the best thing about this workshop was it forced me to take more photos of my kids. Your homework is to shoot every day, Monday through Friday, and although it was hard, I found when I pushed myself to do it, to be creative and follow the weekly challenges I was so happy I did. These are some of my favourite recent images of my own kiddos. What I love most is that they include more than just a photo of my kids. There’s a story and meaning behind everything included.
These are some of the images I took during the workshop. Check out Kerry’s site and get information on the workshop here: http://www.kerryvarnumphotography.com/capturing-the-everyday-environmental-portraiture-with-children/
One week ago today I went over to Darcie’s gorgeous acreage for Theo’s newborn session. He was 7 days old, and I know that because we share a birthday <3 I really enjoyed shooting at their home in a more natural way. He wasn’t a big fan of being posed or moved, and I was ok with it because I love how clean, simple and natural these are. Oh, and the two boys together just makes me melt