In the beginning, you don’t have much. It’s all about making plans and creating something together. My parents describe their early days when my sister was five and I had just been born. They moved us to the beautiful Blue Mountains to an old house that my Dad completely rebuilt over the next ten years. In the beginning, there wasn’t much money, just lots of plans and dreams.
Helen and Martin are now at a similar time in life with their little man Lloyd. In 2009 I visited the UK and we took a day trip to Brighton. Helen was pregnant (we didn’t know till later). In 2010 they visited Australia and I captured baby Lloyd’s christening. Last week I was in their neck of the woods in London and able to capture their 2011 Family Story, this time at home. Life’s tiring with a little man that doesn’t sleep the night and stressful making ends meet in London. It ain’t easy. But it won’t always be like that because Helen and Martin are skilled and making plans. So capturing a sense of ‘the early days’ was appropriate for this session.
Open the back door and navigate your way through the washing.
Helen and Martin have plans for that patch of concrete.
Soon it will be a wooden deck and the garden will have lots of flowers.
Martin is a little…crazy…and sure knows how to make Helen laugh.
Proud as punch that he can carry the watering can!
Love those cute cheeks.
Mamma’s little helper…it’s all about capturing Lloyd’s size, he’s so little!
Dad’s a bit tired, lost in thought.
Like father, like son.
He keeps them up, he cries, but still…he’s their little Bubby.
Using every moment she can, Helen enjoyed her 1/2 hour of digging and planting.
Those little dimply fingers are definitely worth an image.
Martin was contemplating how little time they have at the moment.
I love the sense of time in this…the haphazard backyard, largely unchanged since they moved in.
The serious thoughts crept away.
Love the worn pile buildup on your jumper Martin!
Poor little man, he’s teething at the moment, it’s a bit trying on everyone.
A teeny weeny moment, a fragment of a second, captured…my favourite one of their collection.
Helen’s eyes are closed and her arms around her little son.
She wouldn’t be anywhere else right at this moment.
Image collections such as this one are intended for book presentation. To me, stories present best in a story book format. A lovely, lush leather bound book with parchment paper Martin? Yes, it would be perfect.
These moments come and go in the blink of an eyelid. No matter how small, they are worth capturing in photographs.
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