moments that matter march | family photography shanghai

This month I decided to do something that I don’t normally do – I decided to get in the frame myself. While I take pictures of my family all the time, I’m very rarely in any photos myself, unless we go for our own yearly family photo session. Often Maxi, my little one, will look at my photos, point out her sister, her dad, and herself, then ask: ‚Where’s mommy?‘ So I got out the tripod, and one afternoon for story time, I adjusted the camera settings and set the remote to take a photo every 30 seconds (this way I could still concentrate on the story properly and please my audience of one!). No make-up, our bedroom was a mess, but Maxi loved looking at the photos with me afterwards, and I’m so happy to now have this photographic memory of one of her favourite daily activities – with me in it, too! And even Nele (who these days is quite sick of me wanting to photograph her all the time ;)) later wanted to have a little ‚tripod-session‘ of her own with me. I think this will have to be a regular thing from now on!

Follow the ‚Moments that matter‘- blog circle, and see the stunning work of Cindy Cavanagh next – I love the colour and tones in her images!

portrait of child reading book monochrome photo of girl with book mom reading to toddler on bed little girl pointing at book mom and daughter having story time mom reads book to toddler little girl gives mom a hug mom lifting up toddler on bed mom and daughter playtime on bedmother daughter cuddles mother and daughter together on bed mom giving her daughter a cuddle

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