We're delighted to share "What Details Mean" to Ann Owen, a motherhood photographer based in the New Forest, UK. Ann is gifted in seeking out the most intimate of moments so that the little details become beautiful memories. Here are her thoughts....
When I have the honour of being invited into a family's life, capturing the little details that I see before me are one of my most favourite things in the world to do.
I love the tender feeling I get when I look at this image and I love the shadows and the subtle movement of the water and the tiny bubbles. Bath time images are some of my favourite.
Sometimes we don't notice the details in our lives because we are so busy living that sometimes it is so easy to forget the little things. We are also forgetful creatures and even though we say we will never forget how little they were or how we will never forget the tenderness of a touch, we inevitably do. It's the little details that tend to have the power to transport us back to a feeling or back to a long forgotten memory and I cannot think of a more beautiful thing than that.
Here are just some of my favourites, along with my reasons why:
I love how all I see are shapes, I love all the skin and the intimacy of it all yet at the same time nothing is really shown. I love how the baby is framed and how her little foot is covering mama's breast.
What I love here are those big eyes and their expression and that she's the focus but that her brand new little sister is still there. To me it shows how she is experiencing some big changes, one of which is having to share her mama.
What I love here is the hand holding mama's bump. I love that I can't see their faces because it accentuates that special time of transition when a new baby will be welcomed into their lives very soon. To me it's an image of anticipation.
And finally, this is my favourite because it's of my own son when he was just a couple of weeks old. Just seeing how little he was laying on my husband's chest makes me wish we could slow down time and what I also love here is his little ear, that used to be in the shape of a heart.
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