I know I’m not the only adult that says this, in fact we all say this. ”When did the years start going by so quickly?!” As a child, the school year would go on, and on, and on. But as we grow up, all of a sudden we are putting the Christmas tree away then what seems like the next day getting it out again. Only this time there are a few cobwebs on the box.
At the start of the year I sent my eldest son off on his new big adventure. School. Prep. And just moments ago, his last day of Prep. Sure I’ve had a rather eventful year, but I honestly don’t know how this year has gone by so quickly!
I look at these two photos and it’s photographically obvious how much children change in the space of a year, and therefore how important photography is. Every year I do a personal project, thePROJECT, taking a photo each day of my children. Last year it was every day of summer, however this year I will be sticking to January. It doesn’t have to be an award winning portrait. It could be taken on the iPhone (and once or twice last year it was!) But I encourage everyone to take up a challenge, if you have children, a growing belly, or even a goldfish! At the end of the month, you have a fantastic visual story to tell!
Comparing these two images the year floods back to me, and how much my son has achieved. He overcame nervousness of school, self-doubt that he “just can’t do it” and is now writing sentances, asking me mathematical questions and has been referred to as a “sociable butterfly”. But more importantly I see how much he’s changed & grown.
As a primarily newborn & baby photography studio, we meet so many families at the beginning of their families journey, and it’s hard to not want to witness every new chapter, the children growing, playing with their siblings, and of course, documenting this for the generations to come.
From 2012 Iris Creations Photography will be offering ‘Simplicity’ sessions. These sessions are designed for our clients, and new clients to have professional photographs taken of their family, without the need for a formal ‘sitting’. Once you baby is walking, taking, the idea of being inside a studio becomes a little boring (for them at least!). Simplicity sessions will be held at various times of the year, outdoors, and are designed to update the family photographs. They are shorter sessions, lasting around 15-30 minutes, enough time to have fun, get some wonderful images and more importantly hold even the shortest of attention spans!
Family photography should not be a hassle, it should not be daunting, it should be fun, and something that is fantastic to do on a regular basis.
For more information on Simplicity sessions, and to register your interest for our first event in February 2012, please contact us via the tab above or by clicking HERE.