Earlier this year, I decided I was quitting family photography, including newborn family photography. I then realised I was being stupid, and put it down to a temporary leave of common sense. To be honest, I decided to quit because I didn’t think people were that bothered about family photos any more. I got the impression that people cared more about snapping “instant” photos on a phone. Or that they didn’t want to appear in photos because they need a hair cut, or they needed to lose weight.

Or maybe even, and it pains me to say this…that family photos just aren’t that important. Because y’know, they’re right there in front of us.

Baby Seth, and his parents, were the last session I did, and the photos struck a very deep chord with me. I’d already made my decision by the time this session came round…but this session…it was perfect. They didn’t give a damn about how tidy things were, they didn’t care how they looked. They weren’t interested in a million baby poses; they just wanted to capture the start of life, the first few days of this little bundle of gorgeous love that they had created.

That’s one hell of a bond. That’s some serious appreciation.

Only, it isn’t, really. To many people it’s a bit “yeah, well, I’m sure we’ll remember. Anyway, I have to go post a photo on Facebook, and then sweep the kitchen floor.”

Sod that. There are more important things in life, and you should know about them. You see them all the time, but maybe you take them for granted a little bit.

I’ve seen photos of Baby Seth since this session – he’s changed. A lot. but without these photos, his parents, and maybe even his own children, would never be able to see for themselves just how much love there was for him at this stage.

And that’s why I’m going to keep photographing families. Families where everyone is in the photo, including the person who is usually behind the camera. Including the person who isn’t around much because they’re at work. Including the person who is busy trying to do a million things, and doesn’t have time to think about selfies with whomever.

I am keeping on with family photography, because those photo memories, those prints hanging on your walls, are some of the most important things you will ever posses. xx

Newborn Family Photography – Baby Seth

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Baby Seth Newborn Family Photography

Baby Seth Newborn Family Photography

Baby Seth Newborn Family Photography

Baby Seth Newborn Family Photography

Baby Seth Newborn Family Photography

Baby Seth Newborn Family Photography

Baby Seth Newborn, Feb 16

Baby Seth Newborn Family Photography

Baby Seth Newborn, Feb 16

Baby Seth Newborn Family Photography

Baby Seth Newborn Family Photography

Baby Seth Newborn Family Photography

Baby Seth Newborn Family Photography

Baby Seth Newborn Family Photography

Baby Seth Newborn Family Photography

Baby Seth Newborn Family Photography

Baby Seth Newborn Family Photography

Baby Seth Newborn Family Photography

Baby Seth Newborn Family Photography

Baby Seth Newborn Family Photography

Baby Seth Newborn Family Photography

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