Everyday Life First car wash

When your child is born you look forward to all those ‘firsts’ you are going to experience with him or her. First Christmas, first Easter, first birthday, first summer holiday, first tooth and so on. I remember documenting all those significant ‘firsts’ with Antek. I thought I was capturing the important milestones, but there were so many other moments in his life and things that he did for the first time, that I didn’t photograph. Like the first time he went on a train. Or when he first had ice cream (hello, brain freeze face!).

So the other weekend when my husband asked Antek to help him wash our car, I was ready with my camera. For some it may look like a mundane weekend task, but to these boys of mine these images will be of sentimental value when Antek is all grown up. Because isn’t photography, in the end of the day, freezing up the moment in time and capturing those ordinary moments that one day will become extraordinary?

Alina Clark - A family and lifestyle documentary photographer based in Essex

A little bit about me

My name is Alina and I am a documentary family photographer based in Essex, United Kingdom. I love capturing everyday life just the way it is – unscripted, a bit messy and extraordinary in the most ordinary way.

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