I feel like I’m going to get a reputation for what I’m calling ‘natural’ family portraits. We can’t seem to go a month without someone being ill and this month the culprit is chicken pox, hence the sleeping boy in the background!
In fairness we’d had plenty of opportunity for photos this month, in fact I kept realising I’d forgotten to have an attempt as we drove away from the parks and gardens that we’d visited over half term. That’s ok, I thought, we’ll go for a nice family walk this weekend and get an outdoor snap. Well, obviously that didn’t happen so we have this quick selfie snap, yet again indoors. Lucas went nuts everytime we tried to get a photo (understandably as he is covered in spots) so we waited until he nodded off, then pounced!
I’m still loving this project; these photos are making me realise that firstly, I need to invest in a tripod for my camera or phone, and secondly that one month we will get that picture perfect photo. Hopefully we’ll have a good memory to go with it but actually these ones of us all crammed in just in our lounge are an equally precious family memory. I know I’ll look back at them and remember just how manic life was, how busy we were every single day, how my memory failed me on a daily basis but we still managed to have a laugh and get a photo of us all. I’m going to claim we’re just keeping it real!