Cute Little Elsie's 8 month shoot, sitting but not yet walking. Duns, Berwickshire

Little Elsie was the cutest, most smiley little scone today.  For babies, after the newborn stage 8 months is a really brilliant age, loads of personality and sitting confidently, we nearly caught her first crawl on camera but it wasn't yet to be.   her mum brought the red and white bunting out from her nursery - where she plans to hangl some wall art.

After a while we managed to get some shots of Elsie with her mum, she wasn't keen initially and didn't expect to be in the shoot but I just love to capture the bond that children have with their parents, preserving the memories of fleeting childhoods and relationships that transform over time. 

This got me thinking, why wait until we have the perfect hair, perfect clothes, perfect weight or perfect weather?  I need a family shoot myself, it's been nearly 2 years since the last one!  My children don't mind or even care what I look like and future me will be so glad to have a special glimpse into this moment in time, and we'll all get to cherish it forever.

It's my ongoing quest as a mother and photographer to bottle up time.  What better goal could there possibly be as a photographer?  I must practice what I preach.. Watch this space!