Mums in the digital age spend much more time behind the camera capturing their kids, than they do in front of the lens being in the photos with their children. Sometimes this is because there's no one else to take the photo, sometimes it's because we don't like how we look and sometimes it's because we don't feel we can spare the extra minute to turn on the self portrait mode on our smartphones or digital cameras.
However, there's now a movement happening on social media, complete with it's own hashtag #proofofmum, encouraging mums to step in front of the camera so that in years to come, our kids will look back at photos and remember what their mums looked like, and be reminded that we were there for all their events and milestones.
Our Mummy & Me Sessions taking place in April and May are all about getting mum into the pictures. The focus is on capturing the connections we share with our children at every age, and making sure mums get plenty of gorgeous photos they like, not just one or two. Of course Dad can come too, it just takes the pressure off mum having to play photographer and get the shot in focus, and ask everyone to look at the camera and smile.
There are certain memories we always mean to capture when our kids are small but we don't always get the opportunity. These are personal to each mum, whether it's a photo of you and your older child cuddling together before a new sibling arrives, an intimate breastfeeding photo or a fun photo of the whole family picnicking together. Make it as personal as you like, bring your children's favorite outfits and toys, and if you have certain moments you'd like us to capture, we encourage you to tell your photographer on the day so they can record them for you.
Bringing Grandma along offers a rare opportunity to capture several generations in one photo. All mums should be celebrated on Mothers Day!
To book your session visit the Calendar page and find out when sessions will be held in your local city in April and May. Mummy & Me sessions can also be booked for other special times throughout the year such as when new babies are born.