Never assist children or animals... easier said than done if you're a parent. Over the last few years We have tried many times to get the perfect photograph.
With one baby, trial and error often ends up with an image you are happy with. And with the advent on the digital camera, dud photos undoubtedly are a thing of the past. However, with three children, I've finally realised it's not possible to get the perfect picture, even with the assistance of a professional photographer!
I recently enlisted the assistance of such a man for the particular all-important christening photos. All decked out and looking the picture regarding perfection, my husband and I triggered with our adorable little troop for the studio!
Upon arrival our eldest removed upstairs with his eldest, our own middle one trailing behind.
The baby then decided he absolutely had to be fed! As a breastfeeding mum it absolutely was no mean feat undoing my not very practical top to quite virtually feed his demand! Eyes averted plus a hastily placed teacloth spared a few blushes, as we all silently laid until baby had his complete.
Finally, everyone gathered together, we were ushered into your studio, only for our eldest daughter to get on a display worthy of an two year old - and she's six! Tempers fraying we silently laid, coaxed and encouraged her to act her age!
Needless to state the session ran into overtime, the photos were hastily shot in addition to being we left we vowed never to put ourselves or any photographer through this ordeal again!
They say every picture tells an account. We received our pictures having trepidation. Amazingly the photographer had harnessed some wonderful angelic moments - although we still have some trouble believing the children inside pictures are ours. Maybe some new photographic wizardry replaced sullen angry little people who have little shiny happy people.
Nevertheless it happened, neither of us can glance at the pictures without being transported right back to the stress of manufactured itself.
And so the beautiful photographs languish in the back of the wardrobe until such a period of time as we can laugh around the situation and our own naivety because parents. We thought it could well be easy...