Essex Family Photographer: 25 portraits – Putting mum in the picture
Thank you so so much to all the mums who came to have their portrait taken with their little ones.
We not only recorded a little piece of family history for you all, but also raised over £500 for NSPCC.
Thank you also to Picture Frame Gallery for hosting the pop up studio and Tigerlily Florist for providing each mum with a lovely flower.
I hope you were treated like royalty by your families today.
As a reminder of why I like to do this… here is an extract from the article I read three years ago…
“Someday, I want them to see me, documented, sitting right there beside them: me, the woman who gave birth to them, whom they can thank for their ample thighs and their pretty hair; me, the woman who nursed them all for the first years of their lives, enduring porn star-sized boobs and leaking through her shirts for months on end; me, who ran around gathering snacks to be the week’s parent reader or planning the class Valentine’s Day party; me, who cried when I dropped them off at preschool, breathed in the smell of their post-bath hair when I read them bedtime stories, and defied speeding laws when I had to rush them to the pediatric ER in the middle of the night for fill-in-the-blank (ear infections, croup, rotavirus).
I’m everywhere in their young lives, and yet I have very few pictures of me with them. Someday I won’t be here — and I don’t know if that someday is tomorrow or thirty or forty or fifty years from now — but I want them to have pictures of me. I want them to see the way I looked at them, see how much I loved them. I am not perfect to look at and I am not perfect to love, but I am perfectly their mother.”