Photographer and mom Katherine Heise takes timeless photos of her two children, who she endearingly refers to as “fox” and “lamb.” Dressed in vintage clothes or in unique pieces found on Etsy, the two kids have their lives chronicled by their incredibly talented mother. Australia-based Heise started her first 365 day project in 2013 with the intention of capturing the transition from a one to two child family. She first started taking pictures around her 21st birthday, and though she has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography, it wasn’t until she had children of her own that her love of photography turned into a passion. As she states, “The stark realization of the transience of childhood brought on by parenthood drove me to record every tiny detail.”
What I love most about her photos are her interesting compositions. She finds different angles to shoot from and her photos each tell a simple but sweet story.
What does she try to convey in her photos? As she told Artifact Uprising, “I am a storyteller, telling the story of a very small event in one particular day. I try to relate the wonder of childhood, I suppose, and the small, seemingly inconsequential details of life, which actually become significant memories for most adults when they reflect back on their own childhood.
“The visual elements of childhood cut across all cultures and times so there is a timelessness in capturing the particular history of my family.”
I’d love to be able to take photos of my own two kids like this. Heise is able to create clean and crisp shots while also incorporating a timeless feel. To me, they have that feeling of fine art.