capturing moments

Moments for Cameron

“Every photo has the potential to tell a story – if not to anyone else, at least to you.”

Today is exactly five and a half years since Cameron died. How time has passed us by. These photos were taken a year and a half ago, on his fourth anniversary. These moments were but fleeting ones, but because they were captured, they are now stamped forever in my memory. As time goes by, our story continues. And even though Cameron is no longer here, he continues to be a part of that story…

You can read all the posts from this mini series here.

Moments of light

“Every photo has the potential to tell a story – if not to anyone else, at least to you.”

Moments of light, clockwise from the top: Waking up in the mornings at our old house // the two older boys chasing a bird at Fagan Park during sunset // our little Pete (then only sixteen months) yearning for the world outside // the mist at Brooklyn, mixing with the grey light on a rainy day…

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Moments in a cafe

“Every photo has the potential to tell a story – if not to anyone else, at least to you.”

It was our family holiday back in 2011. We were staying in Gerringong on the South Coast. That afternoon, Angus had gotten quite upset after his nap and nothing would calm him down. On impulse, I decided to take him out for a cafe date. Just him and me. We strolled up to the cafe by the sea and sat outside on the terrace. I sipped my quarter-strength latte, whilst he enjoyed his vanilla milkshake. It was chilly that afternoon, and I remember being glad that I’d put a jumper on my boy. We chatted, we laughed and we hugged. We even watched the sunset together…

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Moments in blue

In my Project Life post earlier this week, I talked about trying to focus on capturing moments rather than subject matter. A number of you responded specifically to this, so I thought it might be worthwhile to do a mini series to help illustrate what I mean. These are moments that I’ve captured in the past, and whenever I look at each of these shots, I can perfectly recollect the emotions and circumstances encapsulating that moment. Like I always say, the power of our images should never be under-estimated – even when they’re simply snapshots caught on our camera phones (like these ones).

“Every photo has the potential to tell a story – if not to anyone else, at least to you.”

Moments in blue, clockwise from the top: The day I found out a family friend had suddenly, unexpectedly, become critically ill // the two older boys intrigued by their shadows as they wait impatiently for daddy to return from an overnight conference // my biggest and my littlest, on the day of my thirty-first birthday // the view as I left the hospital, my heart heavy with sadness as I’d just watched my family friend die…

You can read all the posts from this mini series here.