If you’re a mum, I have a question for you. How did you document your child’s first days of life?
Going back a few years ago when my little girl entered the world, I didn’t really think much of it. Strange for a person who loves taking photos but it’s true. It wasn’t until a photographer came to my hospital bed and said that they could do photos for me while I was here in the hospital.
Honestly, I panicked. Why hadn’t I thought to have organised anything before now? I love being organised!
I said yes to the photoshoot.
Don’t get me wrong – I was thankful to get some professional photos of my daughter and us as a family as, at this point, I felt it was my only option. But it wasn’t my style. It wasn’t us.
My child was placed on a small cushion on a tall trolley with a black backdrop.
Everything was placed ‘just so’.
They forced a beanie on her head so they had a ‘variety’ of shots.
The shots all look pretty much the same.
Most of my clothes were creased and stained. Certainly clothes I wouldn’t have worn for a photoshoot.
I felt pretty rubbish. I had JUST had a baby and recovery was going to be slow and a little painful.
Plus, a little makeup wouldn’t have gone astray.
Now, you’d think I’d learn the first time but would you believe it – I did it again. Yep… I used the same company in the hospital for my son. WHAT IN THE WORLD WAS WRONG WITH ME?!
I think I felt a little guilty giving better quality images to my second child and not my first. How incredibly stupid! And do you know what made it so much worse? Every image of my son looks identical to my daughter. EVERY SINGLE ONE. So much so that my brother saw two images my parents have framed of my kids side by side and said, “Mum, why have you got two of the same photo up here?”
I wish I was joking.
At least something good came out of it. I found my style – lifestyle photography. And I’ll be damned if I don’t help other mums from making the same mistakes I have made.
How does this sound?
Photos in your own cosy home. Your little sanctuary.
Time to settle in to life with a little one.
No stiff or unnatural poses. Just baby-led poses.
All the creature comforts in one place.
Time to feed and change baby if they’re unsettled.
Photos that reflect your family and the love you share.
Much better, right?
These shots are what I wanted for my kids and now something I can provide for you. So please, take the time to think about what photos you want to look back on in years to come. If these photos resonate with you, please get in touch.