Memorable Moments

posted on 6th of march, 2013

Since she took her first breath and became part of our family, my niece has been one of the greatest joys in our lives. She went from having dark brown hair to the most beautiful blonde locks. And those blue eyes of her are enough to make anyone’s heart melt. Yes, she is indeed my favourite little model. But having said that, she is also the hardest model to photograph due to her lively personality and stubbornness! She has her own strong little will and is definitely not interested in being bossed around by her photographer-aunt.

I’ve always wanted to photograph her in a messy situation and when last month’s assignment came up I knew it was time to get down and dirty! I set up a working space for her on our dining room table with all kinds of paint, paper, stamps and paintbrushes. At first she wasn’t too sure what to make of all of this. I could see she was a bit overwhelmed, but once she started painting, she couldn’t stop!

I asked my granny, my niece’s great grandma, to also join the shoot. She was a bit reluctant at first, but in the end I wasn’t quite sure who enjoyed it the most – my grandma, or my niece! Both of them were covered in paint by the time we were done.

It might have started out a planned and organised shoot, but it soon became spontaneous and lots of fun. It is something we will remember and cherish forever, because one day when my niece looks back at these photos, she’ll be like, “Yup, I had the coolest great grandma EVER!”

I think we too often take moments like these, and our loved ones, for granted. This assignment has made me realise, once again, how blessed and fortunate I am to have my granny, as well as my sister and her family, live a walking distance away from us. Our lives are intertwined and we’re constantly in each other’s space, but it’s great and I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world!

Comments (12)

Posted by Jdanne on March 11, 2013
Congratulations! Nice photos!
Posted by Mike2focus on March 10, 2013
Sweet article and very cute photos. An enjoyable read!
Posted by Lindsaybasson on March 09, 2013
thanks for all your feedback! :) :)
Posted by Mudplucker on March 07, 2013
These are great, thanks for sharing... "Getting Creative" is my favorite of all of them !
Posted by Egomezta on March 07, 2013
Great blog, great images, Thanks for sharing.
Posted by Infokus408 on March 07, 2013
wonderful! always treasure each moment.
Posted by Miraclemoments on March 07, 2013
Lovely set of images from PE :-) She really does look busy.
Posted by Laurasinelle on March 07, 2013
Really lovely! Thanks for sharing!
Posted by Lindsaybasson on March 07, 2013
thank you all so much! :)
Posted by Karenfoleyphotography on March 07, 2013
You really captured the pure fun and excitement of the moment in those shots, Congrats! K-
Posted by Lenutaidi on March 06, 2013
Great grandmother and niece!Awesome niece smiling:)!
Posted by Perstock on March 06, 2013
”Double trouble" is really pure love! Nice shots :-)

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