As a mother and creative, I’ve come to know in my own life that the imagination or a child or childlike imagination is one of the most important creative resources we have in life. And I would argue it is responsible for the greatest inventions of our lifetime. I spent many years documenting lovely family interactions in beautiful light and stunning locations, but my own imagination was pushing me into a different way of documenting milestones in a child’s life. That is, diving into the child’s imagination and creating artwork to illustrate the stories they tell.
I have been photographing Oliver since he was a tiny baby, and over the years he has told me different stories beginning with “what if” and “could you imagine”. I was watching him run through the fountain one day, and as it soaked him I could see the fantasy story unfolding for him. He had transformed into a different world.
I am now booking 2019/2020 concept sessions for children.