I just love photographing families, and this session was even more special than normal! With a sister and her family living here in Sydney, and the brother and his family all the way over in London they decided to contact me so we could set about capturing some very special memories while the UK family were here visiting.
Between 4 children, 2 sets of parents and even the grandparents – it made for a fun filled and action packed photography session. The family chose Cabarita beach as the location and it made a great place for the cousins to explore and search for seashells, climb some trees and run around all while having the beautiful water and greenery as a backdrop. Certainly something memorable for those all the way from London!
There may have been a few lollies to bribe the children, but we had a very fun morning making some very fond memories for this family to treasure forever.
These ladies mean serious business! When the founder of Girl Bosses Australia Alecia Minster and co-founders of Business School for Mums Anna and Flori meet up they are unstoppable! I was lucky enough to photograph them in action as they mapped out some new exciting ideas for 2018.
They all have such a passion for supporting women in business and are doing wonderful things here in Australia for Mums starting their own businesses and empowering all those girl bosses out there! These three were a delight in front of the camera and behind the scenes – a fun filled shoot indeed!
I just loved working with this adorable little family in their beautiful backyard capturing some of those candid treasured moments. The boys were a lot of fun to photograph with each of their own personalities shining through and it is something they will all be able to look back on for years to come.
In home family sessions are some of my favourites to photograph as everyone is just a little more relaxed in their own space and it can really shine through in the final images. In years to come those places will remain very special for the families, so having these photos will be a beautiful reminder for them all.
So things have been a bit quiet around here of late, and this little cutie is mostly to blame! I mean how can you expect me to say no to this cute squishy face?
We’ve spent the last 9 months cuddling, laughing and learning all about the world. With so many good days and a few not so great days. Being a new Mum brings so many emotions at once. Such love, just so much love. I’m not even sure how it’s possible to love something as much as this. Then there are also feelings of fear, failure, joy, helplessness and happiness. All of these in just a single day usually!
I have tried to treasure every moment we have together, as it’s already going by too quickly. Those little toes are just that bit bigger, those newborn snuggles are just a little bit shorter and it already feels like he can do so many things without my help that I continue to ask – “Where has my baby gone?!”
Everyone always says it will go by in the blink of an eye, and they’re right! My little baby is turning in to a little man – keen to know all there is to know about EVERYTHING. If he can touch it, he will. Even if he isn’t meant to touch it – he still will. He’s exploring all around him in this new world of his and I’m so grateful to watch him learn. Just please, slow down time – I’m not ready for him to grow up so fast!
I am glad to be back and looking forward to sharing some more work with you soon. I can’t promise there won’t be more Henry posts to come too! If you want to follow our daily adventures, head on over to my personal instagram and say hi! 🙂
And in the blink of an eye, he is ten weeks old.
Any new parent will tell you the same thing – that they cannot believe how quickly the days and weeks roll by. It is a strange feeling bringing this tiny little person home for the first time, all the while feeling like they have always been part of your life.
Looking back, it has been a challenging and eye opening journey into parenthood. Those early days are tough. But through the fog there are glimpses of light and love. Enough to keep you going. You take each minute/day/week as it comes and slowly you start to rise above the enormous weight of becoming a new parent.
There are rocky times. The times you don’t think you’ll make it. In the dark cold hours of the morning when you feel all alone and wonder how you will get up and do it all over again tomorrow. But you do. And the sun rises on another day, making you stronger.
With each day that passes you gain more love, connection and laughter. That darkness starts to lift, and moments you can treasure forever take its place. Those tiny little hands reaching out for you, that cheeky grin and glint in his eye as he laughs out loud at your silly faces, and those quiet, still moments together. These are the moments you never want to forget.
You want to slow down time to relish in those moments as a new family. Breathe in that newborn smell a little longer, closely study all the tiny details of their face, gently touch those tiny fingers and toes, tickle their belly a bit harder so they scream out in laughter and squeeze a little bit tighter with each and every hug.
Because you know when you wake up tomorrow they will be just that little bit older, those fingers and toes just that little bit bigger, and slowly over time that newborn smell will begin to fade. So amongst the madness, always stop. Relish those moments. Because they won’t be here forever.
Henry, it has been a wild and crazy ride these last 10 weeks but we are so lucky to have you in our lives. We cannot wait to share so many more moments with you.
Mama & Dad Dad x