With our perfect Instagram photos and sharing highlights of our ‘best lives, I’m feeling like we may be losing a bit of who we actually are. Don’t get me wrong - it’s my job to capture you all living your best lives and looking beautiful…. and although I take them on my shoots, I shy away from sharing ‘normal life’ photos, because perhaps they are not ‘aspirational’ enough..
But am I wrong in thinking this? I’m starting to think that a photoshoot documenting real life would be a wonderful heirloom to have. REAL stories are precious, and that we will be digging deep for these average moments in the future when we look back at our lives.
This is my little one playing chef at breakfast. It’s not styled in the slightest (clearly!) BUT the light was good and it’s real life. She cut up some dried apricot and scattered if on her toast, dressed in her favourite mismatched morning clothes. Then requested that she blew milk bubbles for fun. The light was good, so I let her.
So how about more of us shared our beautiful every day lives? Wouldn’t we all feel a little bit better about life?