Family Portrait Photographer Christchurch
Kuddelmuddel. (pronounce “coodl-moodl”)
It’s a German word and means “jumble”. I think life is a Kuddelmuddel. It is like a ball of wool, all muddled up, knots everywhere and you can’t find the ends… All you know is that there is an end and beginning somewhere. When we die, we will be at the last bit of string of our own “ball of life”. We look back and follow the string and see that all those knots where actually special occasions, fond memories or big events in our lives. That the Kuddelmuddel is actually Life itself and that it all makes sense in the end.
I know that there is no one out there who gets mega excited about their portrait being taken, because let’s face it, it is a bit scary having a person with a huge black camera around her neck beside you when you do some fun stuff with your family on an afternoon outdoors. But in my opinion it is totally worth it to “just do it”. You will treasure it. I know it. And you know it. And there is always that last piece of string in our lives that can appear quickly or slowly. And having memories that you can look at again and again with your parents, kids and grandkids is just really special.
When Clare could see her mum’s “last piece of string” unraveling, she decided that she would love some special memories for herself and her daughters. So we first went up into the Hills, then to Victoria Park and afterwards we met Clare’s mum at their home. Come with me…
Clare’s mum’s string of life has come to an end between the family portrait session and this blog. So I imagine she is sitting now on a big fluffy cloud, high up in heaven and enjoying her grandkids laughter and giggles every day, bouncing off the walls in her heart. You will be missed… x
So, to all of us who are still having some string left in our life, grab life with both hands and do what you love or to feel even more alive and
Love. Steph x
make up: Katrina Menzies
photography: Steph Defregger aka HANDMADE PHOTOGRAPHY