Close on two years ago now, I had the good fortune to be contacted by S to come out and do a family session for her then family of three. At the time, their little one was only 6 months old, but of all the children I have photographed, it’s her eyes that I remember most: they are beautiful and deep and wise far, far beyond her years…or then, her months. And she was happy – deeply happy in the way only loved children can be.
I’ve followed along with S’s life and so I knew when she and N were expecting another new baby, and was thrilled that she got in touch for me to come and spend some time with them to catch these fleeting early days. Their new little girl is so sweet, so dainty, so snuggly…almost makes me want another one. Almost. And that little 6 month old babe from 2 years back is now a funny, precocious, beautiful and articulate little girl whose eyes still slay me with their focus and understanding. And when I asked her what her favourite colour was, she told me it was, “chocolate” as she bit into a square. I can’t argue with that logic.
S and N, thank you so much for once again allowing me into your world to document a time in your life that passes much too quickly. I had so much fun and I’m already looking forward to the time when we can do it again.