I love meeting new families who are excited about their family photos. Tara, Hayden, Theo and Briar were really looking forward to having some beautiful images created for them. On the surface, images like these are just photographs, moments in time captured forever… but are they something more? I believe so. They are the memory of this whole stage of their lives. They are the memory of how cheeky Briar’s little smile was and how Theo’s beautiful wide eye’s light up. Those faces are only little for a short time. They only show the innocence of baby-hood in their vulnerability for a few years. These photographs are memories of a time when Theo was obsessed with cars and balls. A time when he loved being outside investigating his surroundings. They are a visual cue for the memory of Briar being so trusting of strangers, social and comfortable around new people (even those with big cameras in her face!). A time when Briar might go from completely happy to meltdown in 2.8 seconds (see below for meltdown photo. haha). These photographs are not just fleeting snapshots of that split second when the shutter opened and closed. They are your lifeblood, the soul running through your family, the openness of childhood and the love parents have for their little ones.
So thank-you, beautiful family, for taking time out in your weekend to remember the love you share for each other and for deciding to turn that memory into something that you will always have. Thank-you for trusting me to document it for you. xo Kate
“Thanks again so much for the pictures, they turned out so amazing and they were everything I wanted, so thanks! You really made the whole process so easy for the kids and we have had so many positive comments. I have been telling everyone about you!! I’m so happy to have some beautiful pictures to have forever! ”