One of the most rewarding aspects of being a newborn and child photographer is seeing the child grow. Mind you, it does get a bit scary when you receive a phone call from one of those “children” who then asks if you can do a portrait of her and her boyfriend (I’m not that old am I?) I only realised how important and how rewarding seeing the final images of a portrait session was after our daughter was born. In an age when millions of photos are taken every day, it’s still nice to know that there are people out here who value high quality photography. How many of you take thousands of photos on your phones? I bet most of you reading this do. But how many of you then print those photos out? I bet not many. Years ago, some smart cookie invented a frame that you could stick a memory card into and watch your photos, so you wouldn’t need to print them out. Great!! What a brilliant idea…except if you’re like me and have one, you just never turn it on…but I still have printed portraits of my daughter hanging on my wall both at home and in my office. So what does that tell you? Portraits have been around for a long long time and will still be around long after CD’s have disappeared and memory cards have been replaced with whatever is coming next. So it’s great to take a photo of your child on your phone, it’s usually the one thing that we all have with us constantly !! But whats more important is to have a professional record of a moment in time which will never happen again. So, I have added to this blog post a series of portraits that I have photographed over the course of a couple of years. I bet that while you’re watching it you think of your own child. Their smile, their laughs and that beautiful shine in their eyes when they see you first thing in the morning or when you get home from work. There’s nothing really quite like it is there!!