What I love most about photographing families is that no two are ever the same. Every time I go to do my job, the conditions are totally different – the light, the geography, the family dynamics – and I need to adapt my skills accordingly. I’ve always been the kind of personality that thrives on variety so I love the new challenge that every new family brings. Tracy contacted me earlier this year wanting a portrait session for her and her boys. She is herself a photographer so has plenty of photographs of her kids but desperately wanted some beautiful memories which included her to hang on their walls. Even when not professional photographers, Mums are often the ‘picture takers’ instead of the subjects but we must remember how important it is to capture ourselves these memories in these formative years of our children’s lives. They will want to remember us, every part of us, and we will want to remember “us” in many years to come too. I absolutely love this session and I just love the dynamic between Tracy and her two boys. They are fun and cheeky and energetic to the point that my quads were seriously in pain when I woke up the day after our session, but most of all they were joyful and head over heels in love with their Mum. Chasing them and hunting down those moments that they’d want to remember was tiring but so rewarding. I’ve probably blogged a few too many here but I just had a hard time narrowing it down.