It doesn’t really feel like Christmas Eve today. To be honest I’m not really sure what it feels like after such a strange year. We usually see a lot of our families over the Christmas period, which I love. But now London is in Tier 4 we’re instead planning to have a quiet time at home, as are lots of other families throughout the country. And I’ll be putting my feet up and doing lots of my favourite things – eating, watching films and, as in the cute natural baby portrait below, reading.
Rediscovering the joys of reading!
I used to love reading, but after my children arrived, I could never seem to find the time! With work being so busy as well, I could never get through more than a page of a book in one sitting. So I gave up. I didn’t read a book for years. It was only during the first lockdown, when I was unable to do any family photography sessions, that I rediscovered reading. I got through so many books during those few months and I loved it! Once work started up again, and life became as busy as ever, I was determined to keep it going. And I have! It’s one of my favourite hobbies now. I find it so relaxing to curl up with a good novel and completely lose myself in another world. So I make sure I find time for it every day.
Natural baby portrait with books
In the baby portrait below, I love how this tiny little girl is engrossed in her reading. Surrounded by books, she looks so cute as she holds the large book. She is completely oblivious of everything going on around her. Even though she can’t read yet she is captivated by the pictures. She didn’t even notice me taking photos, which is just the way I like it!
Whatever you end up doing over the next few days, I hope you have a very happy Christmas! If you find yourself with a spare minute and would like to see more of my baby photography just click this link London Baby Photographer