Hi Mama! Always behind the camera?it’s your time to get in front of the lens so you can be a visible part of memories you’re making with your loved ones.
One winter afternoon in January, I met Magda and Martin for their pregnancy outdoor session. I couldn’t take them anywhere else other than my truly favourite outdoor setting, Cardowan Wood. The weather conditions that day were spectacular. How often do we get to embrace and experience such beautiful scenes in wintertime in Glasgow as we have done this year? Why not embrace the outdoors and the magical setting of Scotland in wintertime and opt for an outdoor winter photoshoot?
The warm rays of the sun breaking through the trees, frost covered branches along with the rustling snow under your feet. From the first glance, I knew that this photo session would be very special. Before the shoot Magda mentioned Martin was uncomfortable in front of a camera and was not so keen to be photographed, but to me they both felt very comfortable, natural and adapted to being photographed with ease. I didn’t see any shyness in them from my viewpoint. Something that makes my role easier.
It was a real deep meaningful walk in the woods. I just waited in the distance for the perfect moment to press the shutter and capture their essence together.
To freeze the look of love they had for each other. Sincere smiles along with their deep connection, a joyous sense of humour and the happiness of being together waiting to encapsulate their emotions and feelings as naturally as possible through a lens. All of this you can view in their pictures.
During the session, I was very touched by the couple and their story together. You can read below to see how photographs have a truly special meaning and value for both of them.
After this session, I realised that I also don’t have any photos with my sister and brother and my parents. When I think about it, I am overwhelmed with sadness. Because in recent unpredictable times our family and friend dynamics can change in an instant as many of us including Magda and Martin have experienced in recent years.
One of my New Year’s resolutions is that as soon as I can meet my relatives again, instead of concentrating on photographing children, I will photograph myself with my parents and siblings in order to preserve a physical copy of our relationships and treasure them for many years to come and for my children and future family to look back with fondness and to engage in discussions around our family, friends and loved ones to keep the memories alive.
How many photographs do you have with your loved ones? If you feel that there are gaps across the years when it comes to this please do not hesitate to contact me!