I’ve loved this photo for as long as I can remember. It lived in a box of photos and memories until I framed it one day. It currently sits proudly on display in my parent’s house and makes me smile every time I see it.
I’m the one at the top of the tree on my Dad’s shoulders, not paying any attention to the camera. My sister sits in my Mum’s arms with a seemingly innate ability to work the lens at a very young age. I’m told my Uncle Alan is the photographer.
I love everything about it. The tones, the graininess, the pose and of course, the people. It’s my favourite family photo.
When my sister started a family of her own, this photo naturally came to mind and I was delighted to have the opportunity to recreate it during a wee photo shoot I did for them earlier this year. This time my cheeky niece took my place at the top of the tree and my new nephew is pride of place at in my sister’s arms.
It’s a more modern take thanks to our lovely Scottish weather preventing us from getting outside that day but I love how it turned out. More importantly, so did my sister.