| Written by Ronnie |
Two years ago, Trish came over to our home and photographed our evening routine. I fell in love with the frames she captured, which were all the more special as we were only two months away from welcoming Edward into our lives. A month ago, Trish came over once more, this time to photograph our morning routine. And of course, there were six of us this time round - which made it all the more fun and exciting, albeit a touch more chaotic. The contrast and similarities between the two sets of photographs tug at my heart ever so slightly, and I will forever be thankful to Trish for creating a time capsule of sorts for our family.
As I look at the photos, what hits home the most is how honest and true the photos are. My hair is how I always wear it; Rick is in his actual pyjamas; I'm wearing the same clothes I was wearing that entire week; Rick is making the same pancakes he makes every week; the boys are each doing their own thing; and I'm feeding Bear in the same awkward position I always do. In fact, I remember thinking after the session that perhaps I should've done my hair properly, or that I should've sat differently (read: more ladylike) in the feeding chair, or that we should've bought some flowers for the house, or that I should've 'styled up' our breakfast table a little. But then I reminded myself that this is what memory keeping is actually about. Documenting life as it is. As it really is.
And as for Trish - well, she just has this ridiculous gift for transforming the most ordinary and mundane of moments into something heartachingly beautiful.
I look forward to sharing the photos with you guys next week. In the meantime, I hope you all have the most wonderful weekend!