So, my previous blog was about dad and me portraits. I just love photographing fathers and their children. They just have a soft spot in my heart. Well, since I wrote about dads, I figured I should also write about moms. Mom and me portraits are a lovely way to capture the relationship with your child or children. Even though I specialize in portraits of children, I think it’s important to also show the relationship between parents and their children. Not only that, I think it’s important to show how small they were at that time which makes it even more nostalgic. Showing personality is one thing. Showing the love that a mother and her child have is something totally different.
Normally, I like to photograph indoors because I have better control of the entire scene. It just makes it easier for me. Being indoors helps to keep the little one under control (to a certain degree). Since I normally photograph in my clients’ homes, the child or children are in familiar surroundings and usually won’t have a desire to roam around and explore. To be honest, I prefer when the temperature is above 60 degrees. Ok, I might consider 55 degrees but I really hate the cold.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I have a teenage son. He’s about to be 17 which is mindboggling to me. I’m still trying to figure out where all of the time went. Anyway, what I have learned is that teenagers are different. I don’t know how else to explain it. They just are. I don’t believe they are all the same but I do believe they all have their bouts of moodiness. It’s during those times that I know I miss when he was three.
To me, three years old is a perfect age. They can follow directions. They can tell you what they want or don’t want, like, or don’t like. At this age, they are really little people who are just not starting to learn how to manage their emotions and their desires. Of course, they still need help but they are trying. What I like best is that they are really helpful. It doesn’t matter whether or not they can actually help you, it’s just sweet that they try.
I know I can’t capture all aspects of your relationship with your child(ren) but I do believe I can capture the essence of it. What more do you need? Plus, you’ll have wonderful memories and a fun time too.
“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” ~ Rudyard Kipling