Why are photos so important? My legacy.

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When I was 16 my Dad passed away unexpectedly – one day he was there & bam, the next he was gone.  During that time my head was all over the place & photos were something I looked for but didn’t really have except for a random collection of snap shots.  I would pay a million bucks to have 1 amazing portrait of me with my Dad – something to look at & go “that’s us, there’s the beginning of me”. 

Now, as a Mum this really gets to me on such a deep level – when I look at my kids I want them to see me – to not forget me.

Earlier this year I had this feeling come over me that I had to get my family photos done – that if I didn’t something would be lost – it was an entirely emotional response to something deep in my gut.  So we had our family photos done & now they’re hanging on our wall & my kids love looking at the photos we have hanging on the wall, they love to talk about & tell me their funny little stories.   

My kids will now see their beginning for as long as we have those photos.  This is just priceless to me.

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Our first ever proper family photos , our heart & soul captured so beautifully by Jess Chia of Essence Images.

Our first ever proper family photos , our heart & soul captured so beautifully by Jess Chia of Essence Images.