As the Great British Bake Off draws to a gripping close, many of us will be inspired to rush in to the kitchen, grab an apron and rolling pin, and recreate our favourite recipes. Baking has enjoyed an increase in popularity recently, perhaps in part due to Bake Off, but also because we care more about what’s in our food and where it comes from. Certainly for parents like me, baking has been a great way to introduce our children to cooking. Rarely a weekend goes by where I’m not making bread or Carole isn’t whipping up a cake or two (even our two year-old gets involved – it’s messy, but always so much fun!)
But the best part is the look of wonder as they see their hard work as it comes out of the oven; it’s the sense of achievement as they take the first bite; and the smile that says, “I made that!” And as a parent, those are the moments that I love. Those are the moments that I cherish.
One of the things that I’m most passionate about in my work is documenting the things that are important to you, so that they don’t just look great hung on the wall or presented in an album, but reflect life – your life – in the way that you see it, the way you remember it. For me it’s baking with my children, getting cake mix on the walls and flour on our faces, but for you it could be picnics in the park or pond dipping in your favourite stream. While family time means different things to different people, the experience, and the memories that it creates, are equally important to us all.
So whatever moments you love as a family, from the big days out to the morning walks splashing in muddy puddles, I’m here to capture those memories in a way that you’ll cherish forever.