The last lockdown was full of so much optimism and togetherness, we need to bring some of that into lockdown mk II. Winter lockdown just feels like it’s going to be harder.
I found total joy when I got the opportunity to photograph doorstep gift exchanges. Not only seeing the pure joy and elation of seeing loved ones, if only briefly, when we have been away so long. It’s about what really matters with gift giving, the happiness and joy it brings to others.
Harvey was the first of the kids to have a lockdown birthday and he absolutely loved it.
We had a party just for our household in our loft room.
But the most special thing I captured was gift exchanges. I just snapped and being human did the rest.
Alyssa was next and she was just the cutest. Even if it was just a doorstep drop off it was so nice to see the happiness on her little face. And the best part about capturing it, its honest, authentic emotion. Just look at her little face.
It was heart-breaking not being able to hug but capturing the love gave me all the feels.
Our most recent gift exchange wasn’t quite the norm! Like so many little ones this year Halloween was a little different. So, when we were still able to meet under the rule of 6 outdoors, my brother gifted the boys a Halloween treat box.
So much of this year has been a let down. We are so focused on wanting things to return to normal but maybe we need to think outside the box for ways to show love. Life may have changed from what we know, but there is still so much to enjoy. Maybe think simple?
What traditions have you done differently this year?
I found so much joy in capturing this moments. The pure joy on a child’s face receiving a gift, the elation and love visible from those giving the gifts. It doesn’t have to be big or expensive, its all about the love.
So I have decided throughout November I will be offering doorstep gift sessions. This will be the only sessions I will be offering. I may even throw in a voluntary charity donation.
Doorstep / Taster / Gift Sessions
- 20 minute family photoshoot
- Post production and editing in our unique style
- Access to your own 10 image password protected gallery to choose your images
- 1 digital image with print licence
- Option to purchase further, prints products and digital images.