Couple creates I amsterdam photo collage over three years and two pregnancies
I amsterdam’s family blogger Tracy Abraham has a special connection with the I amsterdam motto. Over three years, she and her expanding young family captured a series of moments at the famous letters on Museumplein, to create a photo collage of the letters that spans an engagement, two pregnancies and two children.
After having our picture taken on I amsterdam’s letter ‘d’ whilst celebrating our engagement, I said to Mr A: “This single letter isn’t going to work on its own on our wall, we’ll just have to have our picture taken by a different one each time we come back.” Little did he know it would become a commitment to create a series, telling the story of us.
Returning from London after our wedding a few months later we posed under the m – unaware I was pregnant at the time. Every visit, every season, in sun, rain and snow (and sometimes all three) we added a letter: my growing bump; the first visit with our beloved newborn son Oscar; returning few months later astonished to be cradling a new bump; then back again with our gorgeous second son Zac. From start to finish the project spanned 3 years and 10 visits.
The pictures are now displayed in our hall and are one of our most treasured possessions:
- 5 reasons why Amsterdam is the greatest city in Europe with kids
- One woman. Five dating app dates.
- Finding a decent Sunday Roast in Amsterdam
- 4 x novels set in Amsterdam
- Ed Van der Elksen at the Stedelijk