Two days before I was due to photograph the 50th wedding anniversary vow renewal of this Groom and his Bride, I was invited into their home so we could get acquainted before the big day.
In this old school Italian family’s home, I sat at the table with the happy couple and some dear old friends of theirs who had been married for 43 years.
This here marriage novice had the most insightful discussion with these nuptial heavy weights on the secret to longevity in a union. We ate cheese and figs and drank wine and in no time I felt like I was part of the family, and it was beautiful.
The big day was touched gently by sadness, as it also marked the end of a mourning period after the loss of a dear one, but I truly believe I saw many generations of this family present, those with us and those passed, all celebrating 50 years of amore and famiglia.
LOVE & FAMILY
What else is important?
I’m honoured to have been able to chronicle the day, and capture just a few of the precious moments that this family had.
The biggest thing I’ll take away with me from this experience were the words of the Groom, the evening we met.
‘In life, in the home, there will be storms, but soon, the sun… she come out.’
Sage advice for a novice.
I’ve known Wendy for about 9 months, so the whole time I’ve known her she’s been pregnant. It felt like the longest pregnancy ever, probably even more so for the gorgeous Wendy!
I was thrilled when Wendy asked me to come and photograph the latest addition to her family, Darcy. Little three-week old Darcy is so tiny and sweet, and his big sister, Chloe, is just crazy bonkers about him, as is the family pooch. Everyone just wants to be near him. Or on him.
I adore shooting families at this precious time, because I can feel a little piece of that newborn magic for the time I’m there….and then I get to go home with my nipples in tact and sleep more than three hours at a time. Win.
Wendy made having a newborn in the house look effortless, as she simply radiated love.
If you would like me to come and photograph your family, or know someone who would love some lasting memories, drop me a line.
Hooking up with my fellow Tuesday bloggers over with the divine Jess @ EssentiallyJess.
“I only drink champagne when I’m happy and when I’m sad.
Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone.
When I have company I consider it obligatory.
I trifle with it if I’m not in a hurry and drink it when I am, otherwise I never touch the stuff unless I am thirsty.”
― Lily Bollinger
I’m not doing to great on the Summer To Do List this season…..but some things I just couldn’t neglect.
I’m Flogging My Blog with Grace today, cos it’s sweet, sweet Friday.
I recently had the pleasure of capturing Marcus at three weeks old.
You forget so quickly how tiny babies are, and in the blink of an eye they’re big and robust, and that breath-taking vulnerability is gone.
I had a really difficult time choosing the images to give to Marcus’ family because I fell in love with them all. Newborns pull the funniest faces as they road test all of their facial muscles.
In case you haven’t guessed, Marcus is the result of the bump I shot before Christmas. He was born the very next day.
Talk about perfect timing.
If you missed the gorgeous images of Yasmin, check ‘em out here.
As before, I have to respect the family’s wishes of not showing too much of their beautiful baby as they’re not comfortable with images being on the net….. again, you’ll have to take my word that this kid is a keeper.
My beautiful trainer, and now friend, didn’t take any pregnancy photos with her first two babies. She kinda always meant to, but never quite got around to it.
Those two babies are now 5 and 7 and have become absolutely divine children. They’re sassy, articulate and funny little monkeys and I was lucky enough to spend an hour with them and capture this beautiful moment, when this little family is about to be joined by one more.
Yasmin and her lovely husband Andrew, are not as comfortable with images of their children online as I am, so you will just have to trust me when I say that I am so proud of the images I captured of these kids, as their personalities really shone through.
Luckily for you, Yasmin has allowed me to post some images of her and her gorgeous 38 week old bump, and some discreet shots of the munchkins.
Maybe I love these because I have a lady crush on Yazz, or maybe it really was just a joyous afternoon, filled with magic, and I pressed the shutter at just the right moments.
This year I’ve decided I will be making myself available for photography work. I’m so thrilled that this gorgeous family was my very first job.
If you would like to enquire about doing a shoot with me, please contact me on email@example.com
I just can’t pick one. I simply can’t choose…..which one is your favourite?