When I was a kid, my mum always lamented the fact that she had very few pictures of her childhood, and I am sure this is partially why I grew up with a camera in my face.
Whether it was her or my dad, we always had someone fiddling behind a tripod, waiting, waiting, for them to set the focus, adjusting the manual settings before hoping that at least one shot turned out ok when we collected the pictures weeks later from the chemist.
As we got older, the cameras got smaller, quicker and easier. Digital came along and ironically, the pictures became fewer and far between. We grew and left home and then it was my turn to be shoving a camera in my own daughters face, but with my sister now living overseas, it was hard to get any family pictures of us all together.
So when she came home a few years ago, on a quick visit from Denmark, I organised a photo shoot with one of my favourite photographers, Kim Selby.
As awkward as it could of been, this odd grouping of inter-generational people, it was in fact, a really special way to spend a few hours wandering around the grounds of the Abbotsford Convent. Watching Poss play with my mum and my sister, and husband – all my favourite people, while Kim quietly captured it all.
Now, I’m notorious for just putting them in a folder, never publishing them (except on here) and never really looking at them again. In fact I’ve written about it before. I’m lazy and slack, but you all know that
But these ones, they were too special. Too special to sit in a drawer. Too special to sit on my laptop.
Instead, everyone got photo Christmas presents that year. Frames, calendars and for memory, we even used one image on our Christmas card. Stupidly easy way to cover off almost everyone in one hit. And really, in this day and age of printing, there are no excuses.
So, when the lovely people at Momento contacted me about a Christmas giveaway, how could I refuse? If you’re all like me, you no doubt have heaps of pictures lying around waiting to be printed turned into something special, so now is your chance to get it done before Christmas – just in time for gifts! And yes, there is still time, with the Christmas deadline not until the 13th December!
To be in the running for a $150 voucher from Momento, simply pop over to their site and then come back and tell me which product you would order, and why. Easy as that.
The competition will be open until Sunday 8th December – so it’s only quick, but I want to give you as much time as possible to place your order.
The small print – Entry is available to all Australian residents. The winner will receive a $150 to spend online at Momento. Winners will be judged by me & no correspondence will be entered in to. This post was bought you in partnership with Momento.