I entered into a bit of a “mums get into the picture” mission last year, and loved photographing mums with their babies and young children. But I quickly realised that mums with grownup kids are nowhere to be seen in photographs, why is that?
There is so much focus on young mums with young babies, but really mums are for life, not just for those younger years and for Christmas. And as we grow older and have children of our own, we only come to appreciate our mums even more, as we realise what they went through and gave up in order to have us and look after us. So my mission this year, is to get mums into the picture with their grown-up children!
Warming up to this new little mission I spent a while looking for a mum and daughter to do a shoot with, yet in the end they found me. This stunning girl walked into my studio one day with an equally stunning baby girl, and I was quite mesmerised! So not only did I get to photograph her gorgeous newborn, I since had the pleasure of her coming back into the studio with her own mum, and I had a ball shooting gorgeous images of the three generations – I genuinely LOVE these images, what strong and beautiful women!
A final note to the women looking at these images huffing and puffing thinking “it’s ok when you are beautiful and young like that”; even this girl came to me declaring that she hates having her picture taken and that she never likes pictures of herself.
Three precious generations, full of love and support!
Wouldn’t you cherish a series of gorgeous images with your mum/daughter? Wouldn’t your husband/dad love images like this of you and your mum/daughter? Wouldn’t generations to come in your family appreciate having these to look back on?
Big thank you to Kavita, your fantastic mum and baby Riya for letting me photograph you all!