Mother Continues to Capture the Youthful Beauty of Her 10 Kids

At the end of last year, we featured the gorgeous work of Lisa Holloway, a mother who captures breathtaking photos of her 10 children. Holloway hasn't stopped photographing them, and she's since produced even more of her beautiful pictures. She focuses on natural light shot outdoors in Northwestern Arizona.

The images often depict the kids, whose ages range from 1 to 17, with stunning backdrops like fields of flowers or red rock mountains. Holloway's girls don flowing, colorful dresses, and the children sometimes pose with a pet. Regardless of the setting, every photo showcases a youthful innocence.

Holloway began pursing photography as a serious endeavor while pregnant with her fifth child. “I think it just started with wanting to have [photos of] higher quality than snapshots,” she tells the Flickr blog. “Something that they can hand down to their kids, and that will become family heirlooms, hopefully.” The practice also affords her valuable one-on-one moments with her children during a time that feels fleeting.

Holloway's career is a fantastic way to express her creativity, and it has also produces some unexpected family bonding. Her older kids help babysit their younger siblings while she's working, and 14-year-old Damien is often an assistant on shoots with younger subjects – he has a flair for making them smile.

Be sure to check out our interview with Holloway. She gives great advice for aspiring professional photographers.

Lisa Holloway website and Flickr
via [Flickr Blog]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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