How did I not publish this session before today? One of my favourite photo session from 2018.
A house with a story. Surrounded by the remains of the family farm. Big trees. A red car. A dog. An expressive boy with blond hair. A new baby smiling in her sleep. And flowers everywhere cared for my Majella (I brought back my own bouquet that day).
Majella and Finn are not strangers to my camera, as you can see in this article from 2017 about Majella having to wean for medical reasons.
A year and a half later, she was breastfeeding Finn’s baby sister, Reiltín, and I couldn’t have been happier to photograph her family again, with dad this time.
Truth be told, I don’t think Colin was very keen on having his photo taken at first (some dads are a little reluctant at first), but the documentary style of photography is PERFECT for reluctant fathers. They can wear their favourite t-shirt, be their normal self, and just spend quality time with their family.
On the day, when they realise I’m not asking them to look and smile at the camera, I can see them visually relax and enjoy the experience.
Dads, it’s as important to be in your children’s photos as it is for mums!