Mothers Day is heading around again. Earlier this year I posted a call for participants in a Mother and Child photoshoot.
The majority of the participants were women who I had met at a mothers group, where I shared why I think it is so important for us to record our history and print the photos that mean something to us.
I love revisiting old photos, whenever I am home in New Zealand, I will flick through my old albums and other family photos. There are some photos that really stick in my mind – the one where I am wearing my mum’s sunnies (which were huge on my probably 4 year old face) in our back yard running towards the camera with my uncle in the background – I love it but I couldn’t tell you why.
There are so many reasons to print out your favourite images that reasonate with you. You may have seen this article not so long ago where the vice-president of Google warned of a “digital black hole”. We only need to look at developements in the last 20 years where floppy disks were superceded by CD and now CD is being superceded by USB.
You don’t need to only print professional photos though, print out your favourite Instagram or image you post to Facebook. Make a photo book of all the images you love from the previous year, or holidays you have taken. Have something tangible that records your memories.
All too often, mums in particular, will step into the background when there is an opportunity to take a photo of the kids, or maybe they are the ones behind the camera. I wanted to give these women an opportunity to be in a photo with the litlle ones and have a bit of pampering with some lovely hair and make up at the same time.
Here are some of the photos from Parent and Child – see more on my website
And here a couple of products that were selected – so lovely to know that these images are going on a wall and will be passed down as heirloom items.
See more of my work on my Photography by Angela McConnell portfolio
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