Sweet little Gavin, I am so thankful that you were my send off session. At 10 days old he came into the studio with his adorable family ready for his very first photo shoot. He was a dream to work with, happy and content through the entire session, willing to let us try anything we asked of him. What I didn’t know was that it was going to be my last in the studio – for an undefined time. It took me a lot longer than usual to edit this session, my mind just couldn’t focus 🙁
This is such a ‘strange’ time for everyone. That heavy feeling many of us are feeling – the one that keeps us in bed a little longer in the morning, the one that has us grabbing cookies from the cupboard… when we are not hungry. That feeling of grief… we are all grieving the life that we were all so accustomed to. Getting out and enjoying our beautiful Province, Country… World. There are so many things that I think about through the day. From the new mom’s who are close to delivering and scared of what that might look like going into a hospital. To the new moms hoping to come into the studio and capture this precious time in their lives, the toddlers who don’t understand why they can’t go play in the sand box at the park, the school aged children who all miss their friends, teachers, classmates… to the teens who were all planning their graduation celebrations for grade 12, university etc. There are so many pivotal moments in our lives that will all look very different now.
But life doesn’t just stop. Our families are growing, changing and we will all learn to find ways to adapt to this current reality. For me I’m trying to think of ways that I can help new parents still capture those precious first photos of their families. For those interested, I’m going to create a Facebook group to teach a few tips/tricks to enable you to capture some home images. I’m happy to even offer an editing service for the photos you do capture… as I’m not sure how long this will be going on – we (photographers) may need to find ways to help our families create amazing memories through their images.
For now, I leave you with the ‘outdoor’s inspired session. How fitting for a time when we are asked to stay indoors.
I CAN’T WAIT TO BE SNUGGLING NEWBORNS AGAIN!!!