It’s always lovely to have families come back for more photos, and I love to see how much babies have grown over the years. I’m very lucky to have captured families from their newborn babies, through to their school years. I love it. But when a family moves away, and still makes a big trip back to have their photos done again, I am honoured. Rebecca and Brendon made the move from Bayside to Ocean Grove, and I feel so privileged to have been able to spend the afternoon with them, capturing their beautiful little family. I first photographed Charlie at about 10months of age, and he has grown into such a gorgeous little boy. This was my first time meeting Holly, and she is truly adorable. Rebecca and Brendon, you have a gorgeous family, thank you for allowing me to capture you all.
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A few months ago I donated a voucher to a fundraiser for a gorgeous little local girl Amelia (great name huh!) You can read more about Amelia, her family and her journey at her facebook page here. A beautiful mummy named Raelene, with two of the spunkiest and fun boys around, Will and Daniel, purchased the voucher, and lucky me got to spend a perfect Saturday morning at the beach with them and their cousin. Best job ever? You bet!
Raelene, thank you so much for helping me support Amelia’s Project, and for letting me meet your beautiful boys, and capture this amazing time of their lives. I hope you love your sneak peek, your full gallery details will be on their way to you very soon.
I am a toy rotator. Once upon a time I used to have everything in the kids rooms, out where they can play with it all the time and they would wander around bored, not bothering with any of their toys. And then other kids would come over and empty EVERY SINGLE box, tub, shelf and draw. And then I would put it all back. Then one day I realised this was crazy and I bought some big plastic tubs, packed up 80% of their toys and slid them into the laundry cupboards. I made it clear I wasn’t taking them away from them, that they were still able to play with them at any time, they just had to swap me a box first. Ahh the bliss. When everything was emptied out, it was only 20% of the mess it used to be. And I noticed the kids became more interested in their toys. It wasn’t overwhelming to look at so many toys anymore. They were able to find something they wanted, or they were inspired to play with something they had not played with for a long time. After a few weeks when they started to tire of some of the toys, I’d pack them away and switch the tub for one from the cupboards. It was so simple, and it really did work.
Amelia does like to play in her room, but she prefers to play out in the family room around us. To save a trail of toys scattering through the house she has a little cube shelf in the family room, and she has 6-8 toys out at a time. The rest are either packed away, or her favourites, like her prams and babies are in her room. I theme her shelf and change it around every two weeks. A few weeks ago we had a ‘family’ theme. We had books about mummy’s, daddy’s, siblings, people we love, babies, cubby houses etc. And I kept my littlest poppet (and her brothers who love to join in) busy with family orientated activities.
We coloured in families, and stuck them onto string to make a garland, so we could hang them all up. (Or run around flying them like a kite)…
And she dressed her magnetic dolls in all sorts of outfits, for all sorts of activities…
I was a little excited to find Shan’s email in my inbox this morning, telling me my photos were on the Kid Independent site. I’m so proud of the girls, their great ideas and hard work have resulted in such a fantastic collaboration between their individual businesses, Missy Melly, Winnie&Clem and Appleberry Kids.
I have adored Missy Melly’s beautiful, clothes since she first opened her doors. Shantell has great taste and an eye for detail. Every piece is so stylish, and the fabric choices are just divine. But if this gorgeous Summer range was not enough to send me into a spin, the collaboration with Appleberry Kids for their gorgeous bags, necklaces and bracelets, and Winnie&Clem for their stunning hats certainly is. I know what my little poppet will be getting around in this Summer.
Allow me to introduce Missy Melly’s top models, Shantell’s beautiful twin daughters Madison and Elly (yes, that’s where the name comes from). Such little troopers. Shooting a summer range, on Melbourne’s beaches in August, is not for the weak! The weather in the lead up was terrible. Typical Melbourne August weather. Cold, wet and windy. It was still raining as we drove to the beach hopeful that we could give it our best. But we were blessed with sunshine the moment we stepped onto the sand. The girls had a great time playing, even venturing into the icy water at times. They were so patient through multiple clothing changes, and so helpful. Just as we were finishing up the clouds started to roll in again. The girls rugged up nice and warm and headed off for a well deserved hot chocolate.
Thank you Shantell, Maddy, Elly and Amanda. It was a pleasure to work with you all. x