I met Micaela, her two boys and her partner Morgan at Alexander Muir Gardens on a summer evening for some maternity photography. The boys certainly added a lot of fun into the session! They ran around barefoot, photo bombed us when they weren’t in the photos. They reminded me why I love photographing children so much – their genuineness, authenticity, how easy it is to connect with them. They haven’t spent years building up facades; if they are happy, they will laugh; if they are sad or angry, they will cry. Parents, even if you don’t get professional photos taken, take lots of photos yourself – not the posed kinds, but capturing the everyday moments. Because they don’t stay that way forever. But I guess that’s why those years are so precious.