When summer holidays are remembered by the sand caught between your toes, the highlights left lingering in your hair, the cleansing smell of salt and the sound of waves breaking with the regularity of breathing. I cherish the feeling of contentment and inspiration it brings.
This child of ours is a dreamer. A thinker. His mind lives in the sky.
He sees possibility in everything. He’s sensitive and he is strong.
He loves fiercely. His hugs replenish my soul.
He dances. He draws. He creates.
Today he is 5. Soon he will be off to school and my heart will crack a little.
This is for you to remember as you grow.
“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not.
Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness.
Armour yourself in it and it will never be used to hurt you”
Happy birthday to our little man.
This little girl was so exquisite. I love her name, her hair, her perfect little features. She is also the first baby that was offered my new digital “Birth Announcement”. I loved meeting her mum and dad and I wanted to do something special for them. From now on I am offering this service to my newborn sessions as a special gift included in all my print packages, to say thankyou for allowing me the huge honour of photographing your babies.
I know I’ve said it before but the first year of my baby’s life has simply flown. It seemed I blinked and she was no longer this snuggly, floppy little bundle who smelt of milk and needed me for everything. Overnight she had turned into a little girl who could socialise, say a few words and let us know, in no uncertain terms, if she wanted something. Her very first day of life found me in a haze of painkillers after having my very first C-section after 6 natural births. I wasn’t disappointed to have her that way, only that I can’t remember a lot of those magical moments post birth. I promised myself I would remember every other important day the best I could. I decided to document her 1st birthday from start to finish, from the minute she woke to her asleep at the end of the day. I wanted to stop time and be able to look back and remember her as she was exactly. I wanted HER to have this record of her 12 month milestone, to see how cute and how loved she was. These images are the raw truth of us as a family. Happy first birthday beautiful Evie. We love you more than you will know <3
Our littlest girl turned one 2 weeks ago ( I know I am late to blog, smack my wrist now and move on). I know its a cliché but I honestly don’t know where that last year has gone. Its like we got to Christmas and then the next 10 months were sucked up a vacuum. I’m not sure why it seemed that quick but I am sure I didn’t want to miss this milestone. I have done a couple of different things to remind me of her at this age including this mini session below. I also took the day of her birthday off work and pulled her out of day-care and we spent the whole day playing and cuddling and interacting and I shot the whole day in a lifestyle session. Still yet to edit it but I cant wait to show you all. For now though, here is my littlest, my sweet baby girl Evie with the biggest blue eyes that always melt me.