Some of my favourite sessions are where mums ask me to photograph them with their kids. How often do you jump in a photograph with your kids? This session was a Mother’s Day gift from Tamara’s husband. A precious gift that captures her kids as they are in this moment. They clung to their mumma as I photographed them – asking to be picked up and hiding from the camera. There will come a time when they don’t need to be so close; to cling to her leg as she walks or to rest in the curve of her neck. But for now, she is their safe place.
These guys oozed love for their kids. It’s hard to explain that feeling when you become a parent isn’t it? There is something inside that clicks. Caring for a child is so much more than health, diet, cleanliness and education. Parents are their voice, their advocate, their support, their nurturer, their safety, their love.
Our arms are a safe place for comfort and they will never really know how much we love them.