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.
“Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero” ~ Marc Brown
I’ve written about it before. Her bond with each of her brothers is unique, strong and unwavering. Just like their love for her. Liam is her protector. Her comfort. Her safe place to land. You can see it in her eyes. She knows he is watching her. She knows he would do anything and drop anything to be there with her and keep her safe. Her happiness and her love for him are like food for his soul. She is the baby sister he always wanted. He was born to be the biggest brother.
Ethan is her freedom. He takes her on amazing, magical adventures. With him by her side she is capable of anything. She can slay dragons, ride a magic carpet down a rainbow, climb the highest building in the world, swing through a jungle with monkeys, swim through a pool full of jelly and race fan-dangled speed machines. And she knows, without a doubt, if she should fall, if her jet-pack should fail, he will be there to catch her. Together they are laughter and cheekiness. One look from him and she can’t help but giggle. She knows there is fun to be had, mischief and trouble to create, and she knows her big brother will always be at her side, letting her discover and create, and feeding her sense of adventure, but he holds the reigns, and he will always, always pull back just that little bit to keep her safe.
Sometimes, all I can do is sit and wonder how I got so lucky. It amazes me every day, that these three little people are mine. I created them (with a bit of help). They are part of me, but so very much their own selves at the same time. To have three beautiful, healthy, loving children really is a blessing beyond measure, and I am thankful for them always. I just hope I can be the mummy they deserve. x
Balancing life with a business, three kids, homework, reading, dinner, baths, teeth-brushing, bedtime routines, temper tantrums, play fights and sibling rivalry, makes for a pretty busy life. Sometimes it can get overwhelming. I worry that we are always on the go, go, go. That we always seem to be living life at a fast pace. That we don’t take enough time to stop, or even slow down, and see what is right before us. What is surrounding us. That I will look back and wonder where the days went. That my babies will think I did not give them enough attention (mother guilt is wonderful isn’t it!) And then there are moments like this. Moments, in the middle of all the chaos when I am jerked into reality by a sight that literally makes my heart feel like it may just burst. There, amidst the chaos of putting a toddler to bed what seems like 15 times in a row, tidying up and preparing for the onslaught of tomorrow, trying to calm chatterbox children and convince everyone it really is bed time, I see this. And my heart could burst. In the midst of the chaos, he found some solitude. A quiet place, in his own little world, where he can wonder at his books and let his imagination run free. Baby boy, I have no idea how you got to be six already. I love this age, where you are becoming so independent, but at the same time still my little boy. You remind me to stop. To not let the days just pass on by. To cherish every day with all of the blessings I have. Love you to the moon and back sweet boy xx.
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
Checking heartbeats or ‘boom-booms’ in our house is something that happens multiple times a day. It’s been a part of Amelia’s life since she was 8 days old and first diagnosed with SVT. I expected, and even hoped for the gorgeous little mummy/baby role play as she grew into a toddler. I love to watch her sing the nigh-nigh song to her dolls, to pop them into their highchair and feed them while chatting to them and asking if the lovingly mixed food on the end of the spoon is ‘nummy?’ I love to watch her tuck her babies into bed, climb into the rocker to cuddle and read to them, or walk them around the house in their prams, however it makes me giggle to see her role play extend to checking her own ‘baby’s boom-boom’. Followed up by a check of her own.