As long as you're happy

January 17, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Black and white family photograph by Drew McWilliams Photography, Northern IrelandFamily photography in Northern Ireland by Drew McWilliamsProud mother and her family If she has said it once, she must have said it twenty times a week during her sixty one years as a mother!

“As long as you’re happy, I’m happy!”

My mum has spent her entire life caring for, supporting and loving her family. I have heard her say these words at least a zillion times but I'll never get tired of hearing her say them, and I’ll never be able to repay her for her love and sacrifice.

My mum’s quote comes to mind when I look at this family image. The family session was part of this mother’s Christmas present and included a set of three framed art pieces.

I love how happy and proud she looks to be at the centre of her family.

Her husband thought that this would be an appropriate time to record the family’s current chapter of history and growth. With one at university and one about to take ‘A’ Levels, they are at an age when study, work or love could take them anywhere in the world.

I know that, over the years, both boys will always smile as they admire the photograph and allow it to remind them of this happy time in their lives, and that it will always remind them of their mother saying something like….

“As long as you’re happy, I’m happy!”

Black and white family photograph of mother and her two sons by Drew McWilliams Photography, Northern IrelandMother and her sons by Drew McWilliams Photography, Northern IrelandMother and sons

“Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else's happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you're not sure what the right thing is...and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.”  -  Donna Ball, At Home on Ladybug Farm


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Professional family and children's portrait photography in Northern Ireland. Drew is a qualified Associate member of both the 'Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers' and the 'National Photographic Society'. He is qualified to Licentiate level with the 'Professional Photographers Association of Northern Ireland' and is a Master Photographer of the 'National Photographic Society'.