The Story Behind the Pictures

I truly believe that photography is storytelling with art – not just words. I think this is why I am so drawn to the documentary genre. 

“A picture is worth a thousand words.”

I don’t really know where that phrase comes from, but whoever said it was right. This is why, after your sessions, I will write a little blog post sharing your story, and a bit about our time together. Don’t worry though, it’s not just your story I will tell. It is also good for you to get to know me, so I will be sharing a few stories of my own!

So, let’s begin, shall we?

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You may have seen this cute, squishy bum on my Instagram or Facebook feeds, but what does it tell?

I took this right around when my littlest turned five months old. I was busy working, putting the finishing touches on this site, actually. My eldest was in nursery, and it was just us. I had been struggling to find somewhere she wanted to stay so that I could work, but nowhere was good enough: tummy time on her play mat? No. On her back? Nope. Sitting on my lap? Also not good. Exasperated, I finally put her in the playroom, on the rug, with her head up on the pillow. I wiggled her feet and played with her a minute. The sun was streaming through the window, and even the cat came to have a look. She seemed content staring at the cat, so I took my chance, back to the computer I went.

I looked over every few minutes or so, and there were happy sounds as she played with a toy. Then, I heard a squeal. I turned, and she was holding her feet! It was the first time she had done that! She shoved a foot in her mouth, then looked at it, then she grabbed the other one. Well, I wasn’t going to let the moment pass by, I grabbed my camera and caught this. She played with her feet for nearly an hour, and even now that she is a bit older, her feet are still her favourite toy!

My eldest never really played with her feet, so for me this is a novelty. Needless to say, I don’t want this phase to end, but it will, alas. At least I have this to remember it by.

Do you have any stories to share?

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