A Daughter and Mother Story
Alicyn had a special gift idea for her little daughter Kate. She wants to make series of authentic and artistic photo album to preserve the essence, feelings and precious memories of her daughter’s childhood years. When Kate will grow up she will receive a collection of photo books with an emotional concentrate of how she grew up.
We had a wonderful photo session with Alicyn and Kate together with a kind of theme that you can call “the lessons of life”. Alicyn had some great ideas for it, like playing chess (which is an allegory of life) and doing things together. I love it when there is a concept to start with: and further it is all freestyle, full of spontaneous activities and true emotions.
We have started the portrait session indoors and on the balcony with a wonderful view of Rotterdam. Then we had a walk at a beautiful alley next to Maas, among the golden autumn leaves. Just a day earlier Kate said to her mother during a walk: “Don’t step on the leaves: they are asleep”. I guess we woke up some of them by throwing them into the air – to make them dance.
The atmosphere of the house and the street where the child is growing up is an important part of childhood. Our photos will become an emotional anchor that will help Kate bring back some of her childhood feelings years later. Mother’s love, playing and learning about the world – this is what this story is about.
Thank you, dear Kate and Alicyn, for this special day!
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