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I have always wondered this but who is taking those gorgeous shots of you when you are the photographer? Do you have a Insta Hubby who takes these shots for you? You are so photogenic.
Thank you! And yes my partner takes majority of the photos I appear in, some I have used a tripod, but if he’s around I’ll utilise him! I’ll even get the kids behind the camera.
It was only a couple of years ago that I proactively made an effort to get in front of the camera, I wanted my kids to have photographs of those moments and with me in them, having had a parent pass I know just how precious a photograph can be when it’s all you have left, I started throwing my camera at my partner and instructing him where to stand and what button to press but he’s had a lot of growth since then and moves around himself to get the shots. Which I’m thankful for because he’s captured some really beautiful moments.
Tell us about your photography style?
I would describe my style as “lifestyle moody goodness”. I love those little simple organic moments, warm earthy tones and a good black and white.
Do you have any photography tips on how to capture our little ones “in the moment” playing?
Exactly that, play, I don’t put pressure on them to take photos I simply set up a situation for them to play and capture them as they do it. My kids have become accustomed to having a camera in their face basically from the moment they’re born, it’s a familiar environment for them, although my older two are at the age where they’re not interested in having photos taken and will often pull a silly face if they see the camera in their direction.
I also talk to them and ask questions to keep them engaged, but most shots are just of them in an environment that’s natural doing what they’d be doing if there wasn’t a camera there... if your really struggling to get them to cooperate, snacks!
How do you balance your creative work and motherhood?
Both my older boys are in school so that frees up a lot of my time during the day, although it’s amazing how fast those 6 hours go. I do most of my editing work at night when the house is quiet.
I used to have a children’s clothing label when my boys were little, it was a lot on my own to keep up with the growing popularity and demand, a lot of all-nighters and getting very little sleep while caring for two kids during the day, it wasn’t sustainable and took an affect on my health at the time, it forced me to slow down, which is so important.
You feel passionately about some great things from we have read on your Instagram account @mytribe___ is there any one topic that really stand out for you?
Wow, that’s a tricky question as I’m passionate about so many things! but the one passion I probably speak on the most is informed consent, I believe that everyone should have access to non bias transparent information regarding their choices and receive less judgment/inequity for saying “no” and asking questions. Just because it’s what’s always been done or what everyone else is doing doesn’t mean it’s right for you or your family, don’t be afraid to educate yourself, to ask the hard questions and look past the mainstream narratives.
Take control of your choices.
If you don’t know your choices, you don’t have any.
What is next for you?
Oh this is a hard one, I had always thought I would get back into starting a kids clothing label again but it’s become such a flooded market now that I don’t see myself going down that route right now, everyone is telling me to pursue photography which I’m definitely considering, I’m still very much a newbie.
I’m also very much into interior design which has me itching for us to purchase our next project in the next few months, it will keep me busy which is what my sanity need right now, covid has me feeling like I’m stuck in Groundhog Day.
Thankfully I’m in a position where I am able to stay home with my kids while they’re young. I would definitely like to have worked out what I want to be before my youngest reaches school! ha!
But ultimately the goal is to be content and fulfilled in whatever I end up doing next.
You can find Camille at @mytribe___