I spent a morning with the Duck family and it was such a hoot! I knew when mum, Lisa, approached me with her idea that this would be an excellent session. Lisa said she was having a quick shower one school morning and took a moment to look around her, thought about the kind of mornings they have before school and decided THAT is what she wants me to photograph. My eyes grew large and my smile even larger as she described a typical weekday morning at her house.
I arrived before the kids had woken up. After a quick (and quiet) tour of the house, I got started. The kids had been told that I was coming to take photos and that they didn’t need to look at the camera or smile, just do their normal thing. Everyone was excellent at just being their normal, though I am told that the eldest isn’t usually so well behaved 😉
After viewing the images, Lisa affirmed why I find this style of photography so important.
Saying she thought it wouldn’t be for another 30 years that she would look back fondly on these mornings but through the images I created she could see so much to love and laugh about. She was noticing little personality quirks coming through and seeing more than she thought possible.
Thank you so much to the Duck family for inviting me in to their home to document a fleeting time in their lives.