Let’s Get Real

Let’s Get Real

I follow a number of photographers on Instagram and there is a theme with the content of the photos. They are all in essence very REAL  – they most certainly are very beautiful, being taken artfully by amazing creatives but the images are also very raw and real. On the flip side I do also love a good staged flat lay… funny isn’t it what appeals to different aspects of our personality.  I think the real raw ones appeal to the mum in me and the flat lay’s to the organised business woman. Today I am sharing some of my favourite real Instagram profiles

 

nikiboonphotoshamoftheperfect take gorgeous photos of everyday life – they simply wait around, engage with their families and have an amazing eye for the exact right timing

 

Humans of NYsubwaybookreview take simple portraits and capture real life human interest stories to accompany the images

 

soiaskedthemtosmile shows us the near exact same image but asks a simple question to change the emotion in that real moment and for us the viewer at a later time

Then there was this image and message as seen on BeckyHiggins

We don’t personally know this sweet woman but we are grateful to Christina, one of our (BeckyHiggins) customers, who shared this (with permission): “Sweaty, baby strapped to my back, three year old insisting that her belly hurts and NEEDS her donut that she forgot to eat after lunch, 6 year old using everything in sight as a weapon, 7 year old wanting to spend the only dollar he has. This. This was my trip to the grocery today. While I was bagging up my groceries (thanks Aldi) and trying to quietly keep from losing my mind, the lady next to me asked if I have one of those phones that takes pictures. Trying not to convey my annoyance to someone else adding to the million questions that make up my day, I replied that, yes I do have one of those fancy phones. She asked to take a picture of me with the kids. At the grocery. Together. She told me that she wishes she had photos of herself doing every day things with her kids. She validated the fact that a simple grocery trip is hard. She told me that what I do matters. She doesn’t miss what made the days hard, but she misses what made them sweet. I will always cherish this picture and the message that came with it.”

I love this SOOOOO much I want this to be a THING

I want people all over the world to offer to take photos of mums and dads interacting with their children in everyday situations. 

Especially this Christmas when we are all getting a little bit stressed by the season let’s help turn that stress into joy.

Has this happened to you?  Would you be brave enough to do this for someone else? Love to hear your thoughts.

Have a magical day

Mara

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