A little while ago we asked a few of our favourite picture taking mums to collaborate with us - celebrating our coloured classics and their creativity with a camera. We wanted to find out more about the women behind the images on some of the Instagram accounts we follow daily.
Charisse Goings is a full time working mum to her 3 children, Marlee, 7, Avery, 5 and toddler Jett, 1. Charisse selected Amy & Ivor Black Classics for Jett to wear.
Charisse is an engineer by day and a creative by night.
“I mostly work on kids lifestyle blogging projects. I have some exciting things coming up...! I also love capturing my little squad whenever I get a chance”
Tell us about family life and how you fit it all in as a working mum.
Life is busy! I'm a working mom, trying to find an optimal work-life-mom-wife balance (if that's possible). It's pretty non-stop during the week with work, school pickup, homework, extracurricular activities, cooking and housework.
The weekends are for family time. We love going out for brunch, exploring the different cultural events in the city, or having a simple movie night!
What is your favourite thing about motherhood?
I love raising little humans! Watching their personalities develop and watching them grow intellectually and emotionally is most rewarding. I love reliving those old childhood memories.
How did you discover Amy & Ivor?
I came across Amy & Ivor while exploring some of my favourite accounts on Instagram. The High Tops are by far the best-designed moccasin that I've come across. The modern style along with the quality material and craftsmanship is what makes Amy and Ivor stand out from other moccasins.
Tell us about your inspiration for this series of images.
I wanted to capture our slow Fridays, which are usually spent at the park, walking around the lake, swinging on the playground and eating lots of snacks! I included some of my favourite fall colours and pieces from Bobo Choses.
Charisse captures more of her beautiful family and their adventures on her blog growingupgoings.com
Follow along with Charisse’s family adventures on Instagram @reeseypiecey
Jet wears Amy & Ivor classic styles in Black. Travellers, High Tops, Traditional Moccasins and Laced Moccasins.