For those who haven’t been present for my entire photography journey, I have photographed Ana since she was a bump, my first EVER shoot, back in May 2013 when Love Luella was a hobby.
I continued to photograph Ana and her family at regular intervals. These images are just a snippet of our Watch Me Grow* journey. I feel like my photography has grown along with them!
Now, I get to do it all over again with her little brother Deri. I started a few months ago with a maternity lifestyle shoot with Ana, El and bump.
I got to meet Deri a little later than usual, normally I would photograph newborns within the first 10-14 days but Deri had a cold and we wanted him to be comfortable. Let me tell you; he was worth the wait and more, the spitting image of his sister and the most intense gorgeous stare! Ana has taken to her big sister role like a duck to water and being with them a few weeks ago was a real treat.
Knowing that I will get to spend the next year photographing these two beautiful children, three years after photographing them for the first time-it fills my heart with pride, I am so honoured. To call it a job with this family is just not true. It’s always a pleasure.
In terms of Watch Me Grow photography I have been getting back to where I feel most comfortable, lifestyle, documentary, natural and relaxed. Simply observing and photographing (and maybe a little playing) with families.
Here is a mini summary of my journey with Deri so far; I am so excited for the rest.