They grow up so quickly. Have you captured those precious moments?

September 20, 2018 | CHILDREN & FAMILY

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Back to school nostalgia

This past week has seen the start of a brand new school year. And as I walking my dog the other day en route to the local park, I came across loads of little children on their way to school. They all looked so small and so tidy in their brand new, clean uniforms. Some looked happy and excited. More than one shed a few tears and had to be comforted  by mummy. And it really hit me that, for the first time in memory, I am not a part of that experience. My children are grown. My youngest is flying the nest off to university next week. That part of my life is over. It was almost unbearably poignant. How is it that is seems like yesterday that my boys were those little ones on the first day of school? How did they grow up so fast? Thank goodness I captured those precious moments forever with my camera.


How can 18 years go by in the blink of an eye? One minute they are babies :

london portrait photographer baby and toddler

london portrait photographer baby and toddler on sofa

The next thing you know, they are on the move, exploring the world

london portrait photographer toddler on beach


Then they go to school.

london portrait photographer school photo

london portrait photographer duo portrait

And before you know it, they are teenagers and about to leave home.

london portrait photographer brothers

They are independent and hardly need us anymore (except for money, laundry and occasional taxi services).

It's unreal how fast it all goes.


Enjoying precious memories


After I came back from walking the dog, I went straight to my photo albums. Over a cup of tea I pored over them, losing an hour in nostalgia. What a happy/sad feeling. But it was wonderful. It made me feel grateful. Both for the happy times with my boys, and the fact that I had these photographs to help me relive them. That I had captured those precious moments.

Click here to see a selection of images from a family photo shoot.

Capture your own precious moments

Serena Bolton Photography offers the discerning client the finest personalised and genuinely bespoke service. Your image is unique and your photography should be too.

If you would like to capture those precious moment forever and preserve them in beautiful albums and collections to enjoy for a lifetime, then contact me at the West London Studio at or on 07958 511819 to arrange a Children and Family Photoshoot. We also offer Gift Cards.



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