Where did Your Family Story begin? With a little girl called Lauren, and a little boy called Angus. They are my cherubs, my little treasures…OK they’re technically not mine, they belong to my sister Heather and brother-in-law Darren. But when these gems came into my family, Your Family Story was born. This year we captured their family story, celebrating that Heather and Darren were both turning forty.
Lauren said to me, that’s easy, what you do, it’s just clicking! OK well she’s five and quite handy with her Mum’s iphone. I said one day, I’ll explain to you what I really do. One day, when the children turn 21, their whole Family Story will be presented to them. A treasure trove of beautiful imagery from their childhood.
Celebrating Heather and Darren Turning 40
The scene is set.
…whisper a secret.
A hint of Darren creeps into the scene.
Lauren rubs her hands together.
She has a plan.
How cute is that little knee?
Angus has had his 3 year old testosterone growth spurt, he’s becoming a little boy.
He’s often up for some Dad-action these days.
I just love this.
The children had been at the school fete the day before.
They had their hands henna-tattooed.
I love putting the kids in charge.
Lauren’s imagination runs wild these days.
This is her thinking face.
How beautiful is Heather in this capture?
This is what being a parent is all about.
The scale of things – Angus is wrapped up in Darren’s arm.
Darren probably sees this expression a lot.
It’s fleeting and wonderful to have in a photograph.
Lauren’s got the giggles on.
Ang is tired.
A family discussion follows.
Time for a group cuddle.
Lauren has their attention.
Angus goes to Mum when he’s tired.
And sometimes Dad.
I am in love with Lauren’s hair.
Darren can turn his hand to just about anything.
The veggie patch is no exception.
Lots to learn.
Heather didn’t know I was there.
Oh lordy, those knees again.
Is it raining, Mum?
Fruits of their labour.