I spent an afternoon with Suzi and her boys in the cooler months last year and all these hot summer days are taking me back to my preference for autumn and winter.
I met Suzi at her place as she and the kids were getting home from day care and school. We ate afternoon tea together, headed to the park and came home for hot chocolates before Dad came home and they went out to dinner.
This is the absolute best part of a documentary family session. There was nothing particulalry special about this day, Suzi didn’t need to set aside a whole afternoon or do anything differently to what they normally do. Except that I was there with them, taking pictures to let Suzi see how their lives through my lens. See, Suzi is also a photographer and as much as we try to get in the frame ourselves, it is never as easy as when someone else is there to do it for us. Parenting, and motherhood specifically, is a full on role so I always love a chance to show mothers just how loved they are.