A beautiful woman, a mother to 3, a wife and an editor of a magazine for breast-feeding moms, strong and feminine, passionate and tender – that’s Irina, whom I was so lucky to photograph 12 days after her youngest son was born! Five people in a tiny apartment on a very dark late Autumn’s day – it does not sound like a perfect set up for a family photography session, does it? But once you know, that this apartment was home to Irina’s husband, Max, for many years, that the family is moving out soon, and this is exactly the place where two of their boys were born… I am sure, you would have changed your mind. And so did I. Frankly speaking, I love the outcome!
We spent together about 4 – 5 hours in total. The kids ate (especially the newborn) and played, watched cartoons and laughed, did some sport, cuddled with mummy and assisted dad in playing guitar. They ran fast in a park, spotted ducks on a lake, tried delicious pancakes and swung. What else one can dream about for a family weekend?
Many months later the boys still remember their photographer and the parents treasure photographs we have made together. Oh, happy me!