My most favourite photos from my childhood are the candid ones my dad took with his 35mm camera. It was a completely manual focus camera where I’m sure it would take him time to compose the shot before he clicked the shutter. No one was looking at the camera or smiling at it, we’re completely unaware of my dad. The moments he captures are really a moment in time where we’re doing whatever we’re doing and not stopping to pose for the camera. When I look back at these photos, I feel extra sentimental about them because of the very authentic moment that I get to “relive”. And so, after I started shooting film again, I made it a goal to shoot more of these kinds of lifestyle portraits. I started with this shoot of my daughter berry picking with my husband, sister and her boyfriend. When we got to the farm, we handed my daughter a basket and told here there’s berries out in the fields for her to find. She was super determined and went right at it. We missed the strawberry season but luckily raspberry season started and she filled her basket in a matter of minutes. I was really happy to see Belle Lumiere feature the shoot on their blog today, it was such a special time for our family, it was low key, nothing fancy but extra meaningful.
I want to be able to capture these kinds of memories for other families too. So many families have the go-to group photo where everyone’s sitting and smiling at the camera but what will you really remember from that moment when you look at that photo again several years from now. What about that time when you all got up early and made pancakes together or slept in late to roll around in bed in your PJs? Or when you made hot chocolate to sip on the dock of your cottage. It’s these everyday moments I would want to remember of my family and have captured so I’m offering a 20% off any lifestyle session booked from now until December 10, 2014. Just mention this code HLPFALL2014 when you email firstname.lastname@example.org
I can’t wait to hear about your favourite family activity!