family

The power of portrait, and love

A few weeks ago, I went back to my hometown to make my own family's portrait. We shared an amazing weekend together in a beautiful hotel by the sea. And it gave me some insight in the way I have always been looking at LOVE.

Alain de Botton said, "One of the things that makes relationships so scary is we need to be weak in front of other people. And most of us are just experts at being pretty strong."

I bet it describes very well the relationship with LOVE for many of us: We know that love is all we need while trying to be strong and independent because we believe we HAVE to when we are adults. It is this self-defence mechanism that makes us fail so often in communication in every relationship, even within a family.

Carrying one of her young sleeping children in her arms, my brother's wife said, "Kids are so cute. When they sleep they just let their whole body go, knowing that you will be there to carry them. When we grow up we don't sleep like that anymore."

Kids trust their parents. They know that they can totally rely on them, be weak in front of them while still remain loved by them. When we become adults it becomes really hard to kneel down in front of our shortcomings and admit that, after all, we just want to be loved.

I took this photo when I was having a walk with my family by the sea. My brother was carrying his daughter who had just fallen asleep. He stopped to look at the water. I said, "Don't move." and took this picture. I hope you like the dreamy and soothing touch of this image. For me it says a lot about letting go, loving someone and being loved.

This little kid is still too young to realise the power of this portrait. But I hope that it will be part of her sweet personal treasure when she grows older.

Family portrait by Kayee C Photographer (2017)

Family portrait by Kayee C Photographer (2017)

Happy woman / Femme heureuse

[ENGLISH]

Last month in Italy, I had the chance to photograph Louise, a beautiful photographer and mom who is based in West Yorkshire. 

She chose a gown that perfectly matches her hair and the color of the castle. I am happy she really enjoyed her time being in front of the camera.

I think every one of us leaves some of our story to people around us, bit by bit, every day. Every fragment of the memory we create is simply part of our legacy. 

I love these photos. I hope Louise and especially her kids will forever be proud of having them in their family collection!

Kayee

[FRANCAIS]

Le mois dernier, en Italie, j'ai eu cette chance de photographier Louise, photographe et maman à West Yorkshire.

Elle a choisi une robe qui va parfaitement avec ses cheveux et les couleurs du château. Je suis heureuse qu'elle ait passé un moment inoubliable devant l'objectif.

Je pense que chacun d'entre nous laisse un bout de son histoire à son entourage, un peu, tous les jours. Chaque morceau de ces souvenirs que nous créons fait tout simplement partie de notre patrimoine.

J'adore ces photos ! J'espère que Louise et surtout ses enfants seront toujours fiers de les garder parmi leur collection familiale !

Kayee

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