HQ&CO. BABY: FAMILY PHOTO TIME

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10 Dec HQ&CO. BABY: FAMILY PHOTO TIME

When you think ‘family photos’ its easy to think the worst. Hay bales and double denim, white backdrops with awkward posing, matching outfits and cheesy smiles… Don’t get me wrong, there’s time and place for the classic awkward family photo (if you’ve been getting our family Christmas cards for the last few years you’ll know my love of them!) but when deciding to get our first official family photos taken, we wanted to make sure they were natural, raw, and real.

Enter Amy Rushbrook.

A quick look at Amy’s website confirmed for me that she was the absolute right photographer for us. Her style feels so raw and effortless, undone yet beautiful. Completely sold, I booked a date with Amy to come to our home and do a family photo session with us – I also booked in to get my hair coloured the week prior because I hadn’t done that since before Leo was born, and this mama’s roots did NOT fall into the ‘intentional balayage’ category…

To say I was pretty nervous beforehand would be accurate. Inviting someone into your home to take photos of your family is a very personal experience, and I had a lot of ridiculous concerns going into this – would our home be ‘stylish’ enough to look nice in photos? Would it be awkward? Would we hate the experience and therefore hate the photos?

I shouldn’t have worried, the minute Amy arrived it felt like we’d known each other forever. She put both my husband and I completely at ease, and we ended up chatting almost more than we took photos. It was all so much fun that at times we forgot we were all there for a photo shoot, and at the end of the session I was so excited to see the final shots that I couldn’t remember why I was nervous to begin with. And now, we have such a beautiful set of images to help us remember this wonderful time in our lives by, and for that I am so so SO thankful. After the shoot we received over 100 photos, and they are ALL amazing, but I wanted to share just a few of my personal favourites…

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It’s been a few weeks since we got these back and I still can’t stop looking through them. Tiny Leo’s little smile gets me every time, and I still laugh at Harley Pup clocking the camera in almost every damn shot. She sure loves the camera!

If you want to see more of her stunning work, head over to Amy’s website here, and if you’re thinking of getting some family photos done I could not recommend her more highly. Excuse me now while I look through our photos for the 8 millionth time…

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