Mothers should be present in images with their family beyond Mother’s Day
More often than not, mothers would prefer not be in family portraits and leave their sweet little ones to be photographed.
Although this is understandable (we know you might get little to no time to feel prepared for professional portraits but this is something we can always help with), we strongly encourage you to get in front of the camera for at least a few shots. We encourage you to take part for your children. For this moment, we don’t want you holding the camera or acting like a circus clown to get a smile, we just want you to be photographed with your child(ren). We feel it’s important for everyone to have these memories captured with their parents or loved ones. It’s also important to remember that they will love no matter what you look like because you are their mum!
A few years back Julia wrote a piece on her personal blog, I Carried a Watermelon, about being photographed with her daughter. She wrote,
“I have a lot of beautiful photographs of my daughter. I have a lot of beautiful photographs of Baby with James. But because I’m usually behind the lens, my presence in these photos is felt, but not seen, like a ghost. On James’ iPhone case, he has a fantastic photograph of Baby and him from her first birthday shoot. She’s beaming with her big, beautiful smile and James looks pretty hot, too, if I do say so myself. Every time he shows it off, I feel a twinge of jealousy, thinking how much I’d like a great, recent photo of my darling girl and me. Last week, I decided it was time to stop being the ghost and get in front of the lens. We needed some photographs to promote Mother’s Day for the studio, so it was the perfect opportunity for me to overcome my fear of being photographed. After all, how can I tell other mothers that they should be photographed with their children if I wasn’t willing to do it myself?”
In the end, Julia did get in front of the camera with some brilliant shots to show for it. So, even though Mother’s Day has come and gone, we would love you to have some special photographs with you and your little(s). Whether they are taken with us at the studio, at your home with us or even taken by you on your iPhone, push yourself to be present in those images.
Julia summed it all up quite well by concluding her post with these few words,
“One day, when we’re gone, I can promise you that the last thing our children will think when looking at photos of us is that we’re a little chubby. What they’re going to think is, “That’s my mummy.”
Why not organise a time in the studio (or on location) with Julia and our hair & make up stylist to make it that much more special? We were delighted with how this mummy-daughter shot for Veruschka and her little one turned out. If you are interested in booking, please call the team on 020 7042 9777 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t wait to get planning.