As a blogger I take millions of photographs— all the time. And not just for my blog, but for other projects/jobs, as well as personal photos of family and friends. This is always a lot of fun for me and I love looking back at past moments. The one drawback is either my husband or I are the ones taking the photos. Which means we rarely have shots of us together. This is even more of an issue now that we have the little one- there is so much I want a record of!
I know what you are thinking: just hire someone to take some family photos! Well, easier said than done. See, I am wildly picky. Painfully. And I am not a fan of traditional staged photos (for any major event—even our wedding photos have a slightly more candid feel to them). I like to get a peek into someone’s reality and I want to capture a moment of life. Call me a voyeur, but I love for photos to feel personal. Needless to say your average photo studio wasn’t going to work for me.
Fortunately I found photographer Paulo Legaspi. From the start Paulo and I were on the same page when it came to the overall feel of the shoot. He had a great eye and was beyond easy to work with. We shot this past Saturday in The Spice Garden at Fort Canning. It was a beautiful morning and for Lukus, the baby and I it was really like a normal play day in the park. Okay, maybe normal for say the Stefani-Rossdale clan or some other family used to paparazzi capturing their personal moments…
Here are some of the black and white images:
Seriously, though- we are thrilled with the outcome of the shoot! We definitely now have a record of this moment in our lives. Only problem: deciding which shots to frame! Honestly these are just a couple of my favorite images- take a peek at some of the color photos on Paulo’s blog HERE (while you are there be sure to check out some of his other photography- love the photos from his trip to Sri Lanka!).
Tell me- how do you capture moments in time with your family and/or friends? What do you think makes a good photo?