One thing I do well with as a mama is capturing moments in photos… Loads and loads and loads of photos. The special occasions, the everyday moments…they’re all well documented and stored for years to come. That being said, despite the thousands and thousands of photos I take of Miss G each year, and the tons of great ones Brad is included in, I have a pitiful number of Gracen and I together. Like, really pitiful. Without a doubt, this is due to the fact that I enjoy being behind the camera much more than in front of it, but that’s no excuse. When Grae is older, I want her to be able and look back on all of the wonderful moments we shared together, mother and daughter.
It goes without saying that, when my very talented photographer friend, Amy Lee, of The Connection We Share, offered us a sneak peek of her brand new Just: Be Portrait Sessions, I jumped at the chance (literally, I couldn’t reply quickly enough).
Amy’s Just: Be sessions are designed to capture the love between a parent and child while they are connecting, bonding, and ‘just being’ together… which I adore. Before the shoot, Amy sends out a questionnaire which helps her design a personalized session, just for you. From the colour that best represents Grae to why I’m most proud of her, the questions definitely made me think. In a good way.
When we arrived to her studio, Amy had caffine-free cookie dough tea waiting for us, which immediately won over the little miss. Grae had been up extra early that morning and it was very near nap time, but Amy was incredibly patient and creative with the ways she engaged her. The shoot itself was laid-back and short, which is any toddler mama’s dream.
When I received our images from the session, I was blown away. They perfectly capture the simple, raw moments of being Gracen’s mama that I never want to forget. They’re soft, honest, and unposed, and truly allow our personalities to shine through. Without a doubt, these images will forever be cherished.
Now for the best news! Amy is generously offering a Just: Be Portrait Session (one parent and one child), plus an 8 x 10 print with the digital negative, a $200 value, to one lucky reader. Simply click the icon below to be taken to the official entry page.
A winner will be randomly selected on Monday, May 20th, 2013. Please note that this portrait session takes place in Port Coquitlam, BC.
To celebrate the launch of Just: Be Portraits, The Connection We Share is also offering the first 5 readers who book a session a $100 credit towards any purchase. Click here to learn more and book a session.