When Friends book in with me for family photos, I get excited but also a little nervous. I know how much my clients value family photos and the pressure is on when it’s a friend. I’m not doubting my ability to capture some wonderful family images, but I want them to be just perfect for them.
Meet my friend Ande, and her beautiful family. Some years ago, Ande lost a precious baby boy at birth. Ever since that time, it has been very difficult for her to contemplate family photos with the absence of her little boy. We talked about ways to incorporate Riley into their family photos and ended up with blue balloons to represent their Angel’s presence.
Ande wrote these wonderful things about working with me on her blog….
“For a long time I have wanted to have beautiful family photo’s taken to show the personalities of each of my children. Images that I can put on my wall to look at when the screaming starts and I can remember that we are all uniquely part of this family, no matter what. I asked my friend and super fantastic photographer Melissa Pratt Photography to take some photos. We sat down and discussed what I really wanted and where. Over the last 4 years each time I have begun the process to get family photos, it brings up a well of emotions as although these images are lovely, my heart knew that Riley would always be missing. Melissa was fantastic and very caringly worked with me to find a way that we could include Riley in some images…….If you live on the Gold Coast or are coming for a holiday I highly recommend Melissa, and I have not been paid to say that”
Check out these beautiful girls
This one makes me laugh hard. I call it ‘kid wrangling’. It is really an outtake but I couldn’t resist including it in their final Gallery
Ande’s parents were up from sydney and we created this lovely photo
And this good looking couple, woo hoo
made these beautiful girls
Love the spirit of the next image. Within a loving family, childhood is a wonderful and magic thing.