Remember the little things
Chelsey is a nurse and has a flexible work schedule, so she gets to spend a lot of time at home with her sweet girl. Watching her interact and experience the world with wonder and awe is something she always wants to have memories of. When I asked her before the session if there were any special moments of interaction or activities she wanted to remember, she said:
“I want to remember the little things. Her walking around in her jammies dragging her blankie behind her, petting the monkey stuffy that is attached to her soother, playing in the snow and trying to throw snowballs with her little mitts. Her chubby cheeks, her love of food. I want to remember the way she loves being held, holding hands, blowing kisses when she says bye. Her and her dad laughing and playing together. I want to remember our quiet time together before nap, when she snuggles on my lap, and I read her a book.”
I got to their house and Ellie was still in bed. She looked at me with curiosity when I entered her bedroom with her mom. However my presence didn’t worry her. Chelsey later told me she was usually shy with strangers but she was comfortable around me because of the way I approached her.
The morning routine
They had breakfast together. As Chelsey had previously told me, Ellie threw some of her food on the floor to share with their dog. You can tell the dog knows the drill—patiently waiting to clean up the leftovers under the table!
The rest of the morning, they cleaned up, played, went for a walk and watched some TV. When Ellie’s dad came home for lunch, she was very happy to see him. She ran to the door and they instantly started playing together.
Marie-Pierre was very friendly and easy to be around. She made me feel comfortable almost as if she wasn’t there. She captured real moments and never asked us to pose or redo anything. She was always ready to capture the best moments of our family interactions, making it feel more real and providing images that felt natural.
Looking at your photos I feel you really capture a child’s innocent nature. I simply hope to remember the precious little moments that will fade into the past. Like her temper tantrums, where she pretends to fall and sits on all fours whining. Or the sweet moments of snuggles.
The little things that are a part of daily life might not always seem important, but they define who we are and our family dynamics. They are worth remembering and sharing with our little ones once they are older and want to know their story.
What little things do you want to remember?
If you’re not quite sure, you can book a complimentary consultation and I will gladly help you brainstorm for ideas.
I'm Marie-Pierre, an easygoing mother of two and a documentary family photographer. I believe we can all learn and grow from other people's experiences. Real life stories help us relate to each other, open our minds and feel better about ourselves.
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