I’d say this style of photographing people is my favourite and most creative way to capture my son. Usually, I’ll sit and watch him play, often we talk as he plays or both of us play. The photos happen in the in-between moments.
This little guy has been my sidekick for the best part of 6 months, and today he’s gone back to school. There came the point where we just lost count of the weeks – a bit of a shock to the system for both of us. I know he’s feeling apprehensive about going back, but I also know that will ease for him.
He told me that he’d prefer to be homeschooled, but he would miss his friends. I think if he could have it his way he’d have both. I’m not so sure about homeschooling full time though, it can be challenging at times, but it’s nice to watch him learn, and to be the one to teach him too.
I especially love it when he gets a moment to be creative, both in is thoughts and on paper. He loves art, so that’s always easy for him, but there are other aspects of creativity too, and I’m enjoying helping him see that in himself. Being creative isn’t just about drawing, painting, photography, design. It’s simply about ideas, solutions and how we use our brains to find them. For me, that’s creativity too. And I see in him an imagination that goes across the genres, which I really want to nurture in him. Homeschooling is allowing me to do that when otherwise, I wouldn’t be able to as much.
Grateful for moments like these. I’ll miss having him around.
I’m Samantha. I’m a London Family Photographer and International Lifestyle, Portrait and Commercial Photographer. Mindful Mama of 2, leaning into conscious living. Lover of plants and light.