Why a documentary family session? As parents we have this increasing need to cling on to the disappearing childhood of our babies. Time flashes by before you know it, milestones are passed, challenges are achieved and increasing height is marked on the door frame.
This is exactly why Kev booked the session, to hold on to his son Bruce’s innocent youth! When I asked Kev what he loved most about Bruce, he said his smile and his enjoyment of life. He just loves running, jumping, splashing, chasing and all the things boys should love! Capturing all of these activities in a documentary style means that all of the images show Bruce in exactly the way that his Dad sees him. There’s no posing, there’s no awkwardness, there is just Bruce being Bruce.
Bruce loves walking, tennis and cycling and anything that involves the great outdoors! He also plays guitar and promised me at the end of the session we could go back to his and he could strum out a tune for me!
So we decided to go on a walk to Hod Hill near Blandford Forum in Dorset as it’s one of their favourite activities and I certainly saw Bruce the way his dad does. We entered the little woodland area next to a running stream, and Bruce was straight in there, splashing in his wellies. He found a huge stick which is a typical Bruceism – whenever they go on a walk he always finds a good stick to accompany him on his journey! And we went on a lovely long walk. We chatted along the way and paused for a rest at the stile and Bruce and his dad had a bit of fun joking around!
One of my favourite images from this session is the one of the two of them laughing together. I don’t do it enough myself but it is SO important to have pictures of YOU in the photos with your children. When they are grown they will want to remember you as you were just as much as you will of them! Plus you know what it’s like, you always think you look awful at the time but when you look back 5 years later you realise how crazy you were for thinking it! PLUS – think of your Grandkids – you will need to convince them that everything wasn’t in black and white when you were young!!! I know Bruce will treasure that photo in 20 years.
Anyway, it’s late and I’m rambling… but here is what an outdoor documentary family session looks like… ENJOY and if you like it, I would love for you to leave me a message at the bottom, and maybe even think of me when you’re looking for a Father’s Day prezzie! 🙂
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