Does anybody else remember happy childhood moments spent baking in the kitchen, beside the elbow of a parent or a grandparent. Learning to measure, pour, scoop, whisk, crack eggs, and sneak a taste of the batter? I remember so well baking cakes and cookies with my grandmother and mother. Now it would be nice to have some photos of me when I was baking with them, but sadly I do not. I am glad though that I took them of my children, I know they will have ones to look back at later in life.
The best sessions will always be the ones capturing your family moments doing something you love. Documentary family sessions are a different kind of family session. They often take place at your home, a place where your children feel safe. I can catch their genuine smiles and laughter in an environment they feel comfortable.
There’s nothing sweeter than capturing moments together filled with love. Come on, what could be better than having fun, getting messy and having some yummy cakes to show for it? It’s always so much fun when I get to be a part of the fun during these sessions.
Spending an afternoon in Hampshire with this beautiful family, making cupcakes, was EXACTLY the kind of session I love to shoot. Nothing posed and a great activity to keep the kids engaged, made for these memory-rich photographs. Those small hands, measuring and mixing. The mischievous, shameless spoon and whisk-licking. Hints of both girls personalities and mum calmly standing by fetching, overseeing and helping where needed.
I arrived at this beautiful farm house in Hampshire mid afternoon and the ingredients were all ready lined up to start. Baking equipment all set up on the wooden kitchen table. The girls were both excited to be making and decorating cupcakes with a little help from their wonderful Mum.
I could tell the girls bake a lot, they definitely knew what they were doing. From the measuring out of the ingredients to mixing together. From putting the batter in the oven to waiting patiently as the cakes cooked then cooled. Then decorating with butter and fondant icing to the final taste testing.
Baking together is definitely an activity worth capturing in a documentary session. It offers lots of moments of teaching, concentration, and laughter. It’s a task that’s really absorbing for kids, so they forget about the camera and just enjoy what they’re doing.
Genuine expressions guaranteed
That’s when you get the most genuine expressions from them, and from the adults helping them! Sure, baking is a little bit messy, but kids love to get involved, and it’s a delicious way to teach measurement, precision, and patience. It’s also a great way to make memories!
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