It's always seemed to me, dear reader, that life is about moments, those memorable moments, the ones we remember for our entire lives. I guess they're like the highlights reel or Big Brothers best bits, the tiny things that stand out and whilst other memories may be dulled these are the things which live on in our minds in glorious Technicolour.
With my renewed energy for life, business and everything I have been examining these moments, it's my job as a photographer to record those moments but how often we concentrate on the perfect portraits, the child smiling into the camera or saying cheese, yes these are the beautiful images which line our walls and mantlepieces (oh how I wish I had a mantlepiece) but the reality of the situation is that when we concentrate on those perfect portraits we might just lose something more important.
Let me take you now, if I can on a journey through some moments I've captured, the moments I believe are the things we might remember for the rest of our lives.
I love this moment I caught when I went to see some favourite clients on the occasion of the arrival of their new baby, 7 weeks old this little one and she's looking at her daddy with such adoration, I wondered if it was that moment when she communicated that she adored him just as much as he loved her.
I'm the first to remove hands and use props and trees to make wibbly wobbly babies sit up for a little longer but the other day I suddenly realised that this is the moment, there are times in our life when we all need a reassuring hand to help keep us steady.
One of my favourite moments in a wedding is when the officiant tells the new husband that he may now kiss the bride, it's the most special moment, finally after sometimes years of waiting you are married and have your first kiss, it may have seemed an eternity away when he proposed but finally it's here and it's impossible to hide your delight.
(Can I just say that I'm sitting here writing this and have the biggest smile on my face, I love my job)
Lets go back to the point before the baby arrives, lets celebrate those moments when you realise that your lives will soon never be the same, everything will change, you will become parents.
There are many moments between a mother and her child which say, you may not remember this but I will remember every time I held your little body next to mine, I will always hold your heart with mine, there is no love like the unconditional love between a mother and her child.
Now, if you're now sitting here like me with tears in your eyes, this one is going to get you, it's that moment when you walk down the aisle and leave go of your dad that final time before you marry your soulmate, it's still our custom that our dads give us away to our husband to be and as a dad that is the moment when you let your little girl go, it doesn't matter if you're 8, 18, 28, you are always their little girl, this moment is dad saying "I love you, I will always be here for you"
Now lets go back to one of the most important moments of our lives as little girls, the one where you get to be the flower girl, the most important person at the wedding because without you the beautiful princess bride can't come down the aisle, your whole short life you've been waiting for this, you have channelled your inner Disney princess, you have taken a reassuring hand and you make the most important walk of your whole little life.
I'm not sure if it's the same for little page boys but they're definitely proud of just how smart they are, sometimes leading mummy down the aisle and if the flower girl was channelling her inner Disney princess, the little page boy was definitely channelling his inner dinosaur "Raaaar"
Finally, the moment as a brother or sister you finally get to hold your precious little sibling, for months mummy and daddy have told you about their arrival and then mummy finally brings baby home, this is the time you finally get to give them a reassuring cuddle and say, "hello little sister, I will love you and be your best friend for our whole lives".
If you would like me to record some of the special moments of your wedding or maybe your new baby at home, your little ones having fun in the park or on the beach, whatever the reason you're looking for a Newcastle photographer you can get in touch either by clicking that link, emailing me or even contacting through my facebook page.
Just a quick reminder that I am currently offering a complimentary pre-wedding shoot with the edited images on disk worth £335 on all wedding bookings of 2 hours or more for a very limited time and did you also know that I offer wedding photography packages from 1 hour upwards to help you make sure you have some sensational moments.