Weekly portraits of my children inspired by You Are My Wild
Have you seen the You Are My Wild photo project? A group of fourteen professional photographers have been taking weekly portraits of their own children, just as they are - no styling, once a week since the start of the year. Their blog is my favourite place to go and I never miss a post. Each portrait is gorgeous and stunning and unique and every week I wish I had a portrait like that of one of my children. The project just passed its halfway mark and so I have decided to follow along until the end of the year in the hopes of capturing a slice of our life and improving my photography along the way.
I'm going to start with India, partly because she's the oldest, partly because she's almost a teenager and she doesn't always want to be in front of the camera any more but also because the title of this project is taken from You Are My I Love You one of the first picture books I ever bought for her, now a family favourite that we are still reading to Florence.
I love this photo for the reminder of a perfect day out, the golden light and the meeting of teenage sophistication and childhood joy. Rocking my beach hat but endearingly still wearing the dress I made for her last year. This is the girl who took make up to the beach but jumped at the chance to ride a carousel pony with her sisters.