You guys know already that I’m a total sucker for photographs right?
I love how they capture a story of a moment in time and help you to remember that time later on. Which is really helpful to me because I forget everything. All the time. It’s a problem. So much of a problem that this is one of the very real reasons that I blog. I often look back at posts and get surprised by the things we did. It’s silly really.
Marike and I worked together on this post but technically you could call it sponsored
But my love of a good photograph and a memory extends to more that just what we did at a certain moment in time. A good photograph is so much more than that. It also reminds us of all the important people in our lives and I’m sure that you can tell that in our case, that’s our family. We would be so lost without them. I want to be able to look back a pictures of us altogether. I want our kids to be able to rifle through the photos and remember their Great Grandmother. Their grandparents. Their parents. And how much we all loved them.
So when Marike offered our family the chance to work together on a shoot, you know I said yes. But I wanted to do something a little bit different. We have had the privilege of having a few family photo shoots in the last couple of years and so we have been able to shoot at the beach, in a forest, in our home, in a studio environment and even just on a green field. Each place has definitely provided it’s own slice of magic but I desperately wanted to do something different. And by different, I mean something that you might find a little bizarre.
Do you ever drive by rundown or burnt buildings and have to resist every fibre of your being that’s pulling you to stop there? And obviously not only stop there, but haul your kids out the car and start and impromptu photo shoot? That’s me every single time. I haven’t been able to do it yet because often it’s not exactly legal to climb over someones fence. And don’t even get me started on the kids. But it’s been on my bucket list for YEARS.
When I was chatting to Marike about where to go and that I wanted to try something completely new, she suggested this burnt down building that she knew of and I was like YES! Let’s drop everything we’re doing and go there right now! But I didn’t and we waited to get permission. And it was everything I ever dreamed of! And more, because it’s actually as dangerous as flip in there! Walls could literally fall down at any moment and plaster was coming off in chunks from the walls when you just touched it with the tip of your finger! However we were obviously very careful and no one was injured in the making of these gorgeous photographs.
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