Last December I ran a giveaway to promote this kind of documentary photography because most people haven’t even thought of having a photographer come along to capture moments like these in their lives! I was so happy to give this session to Naomi’s family because when I read her comment I knew that she ‘got’ documentary photography and would appreciate having these images! It’s been a tough year for these guys with lots of sickness but we finally got together the other day to make it happen 🙂 Here’s what Naomi wrote back in December:
“I would LOVE to win this giveaway for so many reasons.
Carlie has such a patient and gentle approach to her craft. She is like a graceful “fly on the wall” that sees the small details and captures them in a way that they seem to take on a special story of their own.
She has photographed two very treasured moments in my family’s life so far, Matilda’s 3rd birthday and Kayley’s Bridal shower. Both resulted in “heirloom” quality images that will be loved and discussed for generations to come.
Yet, it’s the everyday, weetbix breakfasts and play dough, pj days, that I would want to adorn my photo frames. For these are the moments that makes us… “Us”.
“️Ev and I have devoted our lives to making each day a legacy of love and belonging. Each simple moment an opportunity to show our children how deeply treasured they are and how blessed we are. Many times I miss these opportunities, I am overwhelmed or feel defeated by my lack of “super mum skills”, I am distracted or busy etc. But somehow, I find my feet again and soak in the magnificence that is “doing life” with my family.
“So yes… Please cover my fridge in photos of my daughter trying to butter her toast while her brother face plants his cereal. Photos of the Mexican stand off that is choosing what Matilda will wear today. Photos of me trying to drink 3hr old tea while breastfeeding. Because this is our life, our beautiful, indelible, profound life, and I don’t want to miss a thing.”
Please contact me if you feel the same! I would love for your photo albums to record the beautiful everyday moments, the real life, the things that will really bring you back to this point in time when you look at them in years to come. What’s the story that you want to record for your kids? What are the everyday moments that you don’t want to forget? Let’s document them and record your beautiful life just the way it REALLY is!