Motherhood in photographs {Family photography in Milton Keynes}

Motherhood in photographs is a vast spectrum of images and everyone has a different idea of what motherhood looks like. It often depends on your own experience of motherhood, of the influences you have had in your life, of the idea of what society deems it should look like or even the images that fill your social media timelines. The reality is motherhood is different for everyone and that is amazing. We all have different lives that we have created for ourselves and to me, the value of your images of motherhood is that they mean something to you. Photographs in your home, your space are often the ones where you are most at ease. 

As mums, all too often we don't see ourselves in those pictures of motherhood but we are the ones living exactly that. Photographs can help to tell the story of your motherhood; the firsts, the exploration, enjoying the little things and, of course, those cuddles. And most importantly to me, it is about real life motherhood, letting your kids know that you were there too and very much part of their everyday life. 

So here are a few images of my favourite images, sometimes it not about the 'perfect' picture but about the story that it tells...

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Considering how much I love taking photographs of others, I'm not a particularly keen on being photographed. But as a photographer and as a mother I know how much I value being in the frame with my kids and to prove I was part of their childhood too! Taken as part of the 30 day September Challenge

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The little things...{Buckinghamshire family photography}

When I photograph families I ask ‘What is it that you would like to remember about your family right now?’ Is it the freckles appearing across the nose of your four year old or is it the toothless grin of your six year old? Or the favourite toy of your two year old and the fact you have three of their favourite comforter just incase you lose one? It might be that your child is rapidly heading to their teenage years and you want to record the changes. To write this post I had a little look back through our family photographs, I've taken a few (!). And look what I found...

 Frozen. How could I forget? She wore the dress, had the umbrella (who doesn't?!) and sang. A lot. 

Frozen. How could I forget? She wore the dress, had the umbrella (who doesn't?!) and sang. A lot. 

 Grazed knees. From when he could walk. He still seems to have bruised legs aged 10, and that obsession with wearing shorts.

Grazed knees. From when he could walk. He still seems to have bruised legs aged 10, and that obsession with wearing shorts.

 That utter deliciousness that is 2. Their faces change as they move out of those toddler years. 

That utter deliciousness that is 2. Their faces change as they move out of those toddler years. 

 Yes... those freckles. But this photo is not just about the freckles, oh no. See that sweep of a fringe? It lasted all summer. With a lot of head flicking and sweeeeping!

Yes... those freckles. But this photo is not just about the freckles, oh no. See that sweep of a fringe? It lasted all summer. With a lot of head flicking and sweeeeping!

So, to me, family photographs really are about helping you to remember the little things. These will tell your family story as it evolves over the years. Authentic images that remind you of those little moments in time. Whatever it is, if it is important to you I can help you to capture that memory. So take a little time to thing about it... what would you like to remember about right now?