Hey Mom’s that hide behind the camera, I’m talking to you.
How often have you been flicking through your family holiday photos and despite there being close to 500 pictures, you’re only in like, 20 of them? And 10 of them are the blurred shots your kid took when they were trying to be helpful. 5 of them are those awkward phone selfies you take by accident when you don’t realise that the camera is on the wrong setting. And well, none of them are at all flattering.
Just me? I think not.
In our case photography is a little hobby of mine. I thoroughly enjoy taking photos and as a result, for nearly all the important moments that my kids have had, there is a photo to remind them of it. The only problem is that I’m never in any of them with them. Savouring these memories isn’t as important to everyone else as it is to me.
Although it’s not really a problem for them right now, we never know what the future holds. How important it might be for our kids to have photos to remember us by. Capturing and storing memories to look back on is something I’m seriously passionate about. It’s important to me. It’s my vibe.
When I met Josie at the last #CTMeetUp, I knew she was someone I could get along with. Such a lovely woman, so calm and just good fun to be around. When she contacted me a few weeks later to do a Mother’s Love portrait shoot with Josie Photography, well you know me. I grabbed onto the opportunity to capture more memories with my kids like it was a packet of Nik Naks trying to escape.
The whole focus of the Mother’s Love shoot it to put mothers into pictures with their children. Not the blurry, disinterested shots our partners may take, but beautiful pictures that you would be proud to put up on your wall. To share with your friends and for your children to remember you by.
So summarise – it’s exactly what every Mom needs.
The shoot was set in the comfort of our home where Zelda from Pretty In The City came to do our hair and make up. You could not wipe the smile off the girls faces because she curled their hair! Something that I haven’t been able to do. Then I had my hair and make up professionally done by Zelda too. I love having my make up done. It’s what Princesses must feel like.
Josie was so great with the kids. So understanding when my little rascals got out of hand (as they do when they are in any kind of public eye, because they like to embarrass me). Even though getting a shot of all four of us, all smiling and looking at the camera at the same time was almost impossible, Josie was so chilled and relaxed. It made it so easy to be in front of the camera instead of behind it.
So I want to offer you this chance too.
One lucky person will be winning a “Mothers Love shoot with Josie Photography” worth R1750.
The prize will involve a photo shoot at a location of your choice (home or studio), with professional hair and make up. The result is a beautifully gifted set of five prints and a flash drive full of edited images.
EXTRA ENTRY: Share a photo on Instagram tagging us in your comments @cindyalfino, @josiephotocpt and #321motherslove. If you want to you can add post link so your friends can enter too: https://goo.gl/yZn3Nv
This photo can be a funny/blurry image of a picture that your husband took, or yet another image of your kids without you in it, or something along those lines. Any reason why you need this photo shoot in your life.
If you’re feeling really generous I’d love it if you could share this giveaway with a friend that you know that would love this opportunity – here’s some text you can use when sharing it: “I’d love to be in a Mother’s Love photo with my children – pick me @cindyalfino and @josiephotocpt https://goo.gl/yZn3Nv”
Now, feast your eyes on the kinds of pictures you will be winning. How gorgeous?!