It is obvious by now that I have a passion for pictures. I could always appreciate pictures before, even though I would fight my parents to be part of any. I never knew what they were feeling when they tried to click a family photo. When I gave birth to London, 3 years ago, that all changed. I was in awe of this little person and everything she did. I was completely enamored with her sweet features and beauty. Minutes and hours passed and I could not believe how quickly she was changing. It is really true, the million people who have told me, “they grow so fast.” At the time I had a Blackberry and a pretty old Sony pocket camera. I was constantly in her face trying to freeze time with my photos. Shortly after her birth I upgraded my camera to be able to continue documenting our life.
Planning and seeking a wedding photographer brought new light to my eyes. When Kat Braman had us for a practice run, she showed me in her images how I felt my life to be. Our engagement pictures and certainly our wedding, bring back very specific emotions in the story each frame tells. I can thank Kat for her guidance and my husband for his support in what has now become Rachel Eade Photography. With my Canon in hand, I am setting out to give to other mothers, what I know they all so badly want. Time…frozen. While it is not realistic to be able to do this any other way, photography is the forever reminder of the journey you take as parents and with your child. No mother or father should have to break the bank to be able to enjoy gorgeous images of their story. You should not have to wait around for a special occasion or someone to by chance snap a shot of you all together. They may not be perfect, they may not be “formal” but they should be your life. Your real life. When Kat shoots my family, as I will FOREVER ask her to do, she freezes my feelings, my love, my heart. When I shoot a newborn, a child, a family, my goal is provide a capture that you will look back on and remember exactly how that baby felt all curled up, how his sweet fingers were curled up by his face as slept. You should recall the laughter from your toddler and she was chased and bribed for “just one picture please.”
I never want to look back and have regrets on not capturing the most perfectly imperfect time of my life. I want London and Hudson to be able remember how I lived for their smiles I want every parent, grandparents, and couple, to own the frozen piece of their past freely and often. I love this thing called photography and I love when it is real. I hope everyone takes the hour or two to get in front of a lens, ANY lens, and know that it is worth it!
Photo credit and gratitude: Kat Braman Photography