Posts tagged documentary photography glasgow
Existing in photos with your children this Mother's Day

Mother's day is an emotional and often sensitive day for so many people, for so many different reasons. 

Seeing joy, love, excitement, shyness and toddler tantrums in a photo fills me with a sense of reality, of life and of living. I love the view point that an unposed image gives us as the viewer. The way that documentary photography can draw you in and make you feel like you are in that moment with the subjects of the photo is so powerful. It is real and it is honest and that is what I love most, how perfectly imperfect life is. It is so important to exist in photos with our children. Do we want to look back when these years have passed us by and realise there are no photos because we were waiting for the perfect moment? There is no moment more perfect than right now to be in photos with your family. I am so thankful to my mum for taking so many photos as we grew up, with family members, on our own, with her an my dad. Photos decorated our house and now they decorate my home too.

What photos would you choose to be in this Mother’s Day?

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Getting in the picture with your kids

So often I hear parents say that they just want photos of the kids. They just want to capture their children’s personalities before they grow and change. But the thing is, photos aren’t just taken to be looked at now. They are taken for history, for nostalgia. They are for looking back on in a year, in ten years, in forty years!

So please, for yourselves and for your children, join in the photos, join in the fun, and you will treasure those photos as much as they will.

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A snowy day in Glasgow | Top three tips for photographing in snow

Last year I went out and got lovely snow photos of the kids with my husband and the dog (who thinks that days with snow are the very best days!), and I love them. But this year I am challenging myself to take more of the photos I love the most, the truly documentary style photos. That means zero direction.

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New Year - New Goals | Glasgow Photographer

As 2019 begins, I find myself looking forward to what this year could bring. In the past I have always felt like I should have at least one resolution for the new year, but I can’t think of many, if any, that I have actually stuck to. The very fact I can’t think what any of my past resolutions have been, suggests that they didn’t last long, certainly not long enough to have been memorable! So this year I have decided to have goals instead of resolutions. Things I want to achieve instead of things I want to give up or do more of. 

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