Photographer Danielle Guenther has made an artform out of capturing the chaotic moments that all parents experience.
“Parenthood is messy, but wow, the unflattering side can still be so beautiful,” Guenther told The Huffington Post.
After a few of Guenther’s sessions with families and children in their own homes spiralled out of control, she posted the results on her Facebook page.
She then started receiving requests from mums and dads who saw the humour in her pics, and who wanted to have their own chaotic family photos taken, and the Best Case Scenario photo series was born.
Guenther meets with the families to hear their stories and find out about the hilarious situations they’ve found themselves in, and then stages recreations of those moments for her photos.
Guenther, herself a parent of a five-year old boy, hopes her photos will remind parents to embrace the chaos of having kids.
“This is real life, this is parenting,” she told PopSugar. “Parenting is so ugly, but there are moments that are so beautiful. Just when you think you have it under control and you’re like, ‘Oh, yeah, this is great, my kid’s using his manners’, they slam the door in your face and they scream at you! But nothing in life is perfect.”
Parenting is exhausting…
Hold on a sec…
Day at the spa
Just another mouth to feed
Keep your head in the game
Clean up on Aisle 5!
See the full photo series here.
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