I’m so glad you found me, I believe you are meant to be right here, right now. My name is Krystle Ricci and I am a portrait photographer from Perth, Western Australia. I love to photograph families just like yours. I know first hand the beauty and chaos of having young children. How the years race by so quickly, the specialness of the ordinary everyday is sometimes lost on our sleep deprived selves.
Its like the old ladies who are constantly stopping me in the supermarket and gesturing to my screaming children saying “these are the best years of your life” Now I always smile politely through gritted teeth as I think “what the crap lady, are you serious?” As I have to wrestle yet another chocolate coated something out of my child’s vice like grip. But then I realised the lady in the supermarket has something I don’t, it’s hindsight. She knows the heartbreak of seeing her children grow up before her very eyes. She knows these sleep deprived, chaotic days in the supermarket don’t last and she would give anything for one last moment with her small children, one last time to rock her newborn to sleep in the still of the night. She knows the real sorrow is when your children are fully grown and don’t need you anymore, all you have left are your memories…
But lets go back, I want to tell you why I do what I do. I lost my sister suddenly when she was only 31, now when it came time to find photos of her we scrambled for them, literally hunted with panic and hurt in our hearts. My sister, as a teenager had found her looks so unbearable, she despised her freckles with a passion and destroyed most photos of herself from this time and avoided the camera from then on. But what my teenage sister didn’t realise was that photos of her would become our family heirlooms, more precious than anything money could buy. Now like my sister we all have something we don’t like about ourselves but to your loved ones, especially your children it doesn’t matter, because to them you are already perfect. My family didn’t care that my sister didn’t look like a super model, to us, her looks were insignificant. Photos of her helped heal us. PHOTOS CAN HEAL US and your family deserves to have you exist in photos.
So let me be the old lady in the super market for you, life is beautiful right now and so are you. Let me stop time for you.
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