Y’know…I um’d and ah’d for so long about booking a family photoshoot, due to (what I now know are) ridiculous reasons. What if we didn’t get the photos we wanted? What if it was awkward? What if I looked horrendous? What would we wear? What if all the pictures looked unnatural? Isn’t it a waste of money as children grow so fast? What is the photographer found our kids annoying? What if the kids didn’t behave? I could go on, but I’ll spare you.
A lot has happened since then. We booked a date, we ironed our clothes (shocker I know), we hopped in the car, the rain held off and the wind was present, but kind. The photographer is a family friend and a fellow mum of three boys, it wasn’t awkward in the slightest, she actually really likes kids, she tells you where to stand, she tells you where to look, she tells you what looks good (and what doesn’t), she tells you when your hair is in your face and when you need to pull your skirt down, she tries to make the children laugh and knows that a baby will get grizzly. All, so she can snap the perfect photographs, that you will love and treasure forever.
I don’t say any of this lightly, because I am so over the moon with our photographs. Helen from Helen Rose Photography managed to capture my absolute favourite expressions in each of our children. Expressions that I love, and know I will miss, and maybe even forget in years to come. She encouraged us to have some couple photos too, which I wasn’t keen on, but now, I am so glad we did. I know it will be so precious in years to come remembering this stage of our lives, in such a special way.
Helen is also on Instagram, and if you pop over you can watch a short video featuring yours truly, Jared and our little gang. Helen also does maternity, newborn, wedding, baby and child fashion photography. So grab who you need, dress up, get some sweets to bribe your kids with, and let Helen (and nature) make you look good!
So now, I’ll be quiet, and let (some of) the photos do the talking.
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