A couple of months ago I started a new photo series called ‘Her & Me‘. After sorting through three years worth of ‘Evie pictures’ I noticed a trend. I was in about 10 pictures with her. 10 pictures. In three years.
I know full well that this is my fault. I’m usually behind the camera taking the photos. When I’m given the chance to be in front of it I tend to shy away. I really don’t like having my picture taken.
But, realising there is barely any trace of you in your daughters pictures, despite the fact that you have been there more than anyone, is quite a crappy feeling. So, i realised that it was time to hand the camera over and regardless of how I feel about being in pictures, I would rather have a moment of feeling icky if it means I can capture some moments forever.
Her & Me – September Grumps
This is why ‘Her & Me’ was born. Our new monthly photo series is my motivation to get some pictures of us, purely so I can get to watch us grow together.
I have to say we’ve found it really hard to get any photos this month. My partner Aitan always moans at us, because we are the hardest subjects to take ‘nice’ photos of. There is me that complains every time because I don’t know how to smile or pose. Then there is Evie, who as soon as she spots a camera, makes a face or shuts her eyes.
This month we gave up on trying to get a nice smiley picture of us. But I think that’s ok, because these photos are such a true natural representation of how utterly crap we are at being in pictures together.
These photos were taken on our recent trip to ‘Slice’, a beautiful Cornish cafe in the middle of nowhere. We stopped off for the most delicious lunch there, before we headed on to the Helford Passage near Falmouth where we went for a coastal walk.
We can’t believe how cold it was outside. Just a week and a half ago we were wearing summer dresses and it was blissfully hot. In fact you just have to look at last months ‘Her & Me‘ photos to see the difference in the weather. The sea and coast always looks so crappy when its dull, but in our last photos it looks like we’re somewhere abroad and exotic. It’s amazing the difference the sun makes to the landscape and the colours.
We really couldn’t do this walk this week without the extra layers. We were both wearing jumpers and tops under our coats and Evie insisted on her scarf and hat. It was so chilly.
Next month I’m sure it’ll all change again. It’s so cold I wouldn’t be surprised if the green trees turn orange by then. I’m actually excited to embrace the cooler weather though. It’s certainly great excuse to stop off for a nice warm mug of hot chocolate.
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