I love that my daughter is fascinated by the camera. It fills me with absolute joy. She occasionally has days where she gets sick of me photographing her. I can understand why.
As a parent I sometimes feel guilty, I feel like I should be playing with her instead of pointing a camera at her, but I think this is kind of the norm now, people are always photographing things for social media, so I guess I’m just like everyone else now. On this occasion, I took a sneaky selfie on my iphone and I’m so glad I did because I captured this moment.
She’s just so photogenic and adorable, it’s hard not to take her photograph, don’t you think?
In all seriousness I feel like I’m often annoying people by constantly taking their photographs. My teenage son especially!
I don’t mean to, it’s just something I love doing. I want to capture every moment so I don’t loose it.
I kind of assume that everyone is fed up of seeing photographs of me, so it’s nice to mix it up and have other subjects to photograph every now and again. I’m only going to get better with practice!
Excuse my lack of makeup. I shoved a hair band on and decided time with my daughter was more precious. I quite liked this photograph of myself however. I look like myself. Sometimes I get fed up with makeup.
I get fed up of trying to present a persona to the world. I often think because of how I look people expect something different from me.
They expect me to be loud or super confident. They expect me to be put together and trendy. The truth is I’m not. I’m a bit goofy and a nerd, but I like that about myself.
Afterwards we had a little play in the garden. I just love her dress. It’s got all you need is love written on it. It’s very sixties and it’s true. Love is all you need. She absolutely adores her little tree house. I got it from Argos and it’s been the best purchase ever. I just wish I could have bought something like that when my son was little!
Finally I wanted to share a photograph I took on Sunday. I think it’s one of my favourite portrait photographs I’ve ever taken.
My daughter is wearing a long knitted cardigan with a matching beret and it’s just gorgeous. Everybody suits a beret. I can just see her in Paris when she’s older! I get the feeling she will be more creative than me!
I am so excited to watch my daughter grow. I wonder what she will create when she gets older. Maybe she’ll have a penchant for photography?
Enjoy your day everyone. Keep your family close to you during this difficult time and remember what makes you, you and cherish that.
You are one of a kind and there’s something amazing about that isn’t there?