I remember when I was about 6 or 7 years old (WAAAAY back in the 80's!), I was obsessed about nail polish. My mum had a few bottles, all in very neutral (non-exciting) colours. I would plead to be allowed to wear it, but I was only allowed during school holidays when mum knew there would be plenty of time for it to chip off before school started back! But oh that feeling of being girly and grown up and having pretty nails! I have never grown out of that, my nail polish collection these days is epic and all the colours of the rainbow!
In the last few months, my own Miss 6 has launched herself head first into a fairly serious obsession about make-up, specifically lipstick. In a desperate bid to grow up, she now carries her handbag with her everywhere, with her collection of lipsticks, lip glosses and lip balms in tow. She rummages through my old handbags and in drawers, looking for long forgotten lipstick treasures lying about. Every time she sees her cousin, she comes away with a few more cast-offs, in varying shades of pale pink (which is all she is allowed to have).
We cannot go to the shops or the supermarket without endless pleas to buy her more. She has even started keeping a written inventory of which colours she has!
Did you have any girly obsessions when you were a kid? And is this all normal??? :)
Jaclyn and her two cuties came to our property at Tamborine Village recently for their family shoot - it was a beautiful morning and I was thrilled to be able to use my own big backyard to capture these special family moments...
Thank you for choosing me to capture these memories for you!
Don't you love it when plans backfire on you? Today was meant to be a super productive day. I have to-do lists, a massive editing pile to get through, galleries to finish, disks to finalise and post, and emails to answer...
So it was with some degree of glee that I arrived at Kindy this morning to drop Master 4 off, anticipating 6 child-free hours of productivity... only to be told it was a Pupil Free Day, no Kindy today! Silly me had obviously not read the calendar, because when I got home, yep - there it is... in bright yellow highlight so I wouldn't miss it. We dropped Miss 6 off at school, and then Master 4 spent the whole drive home saying "Silly Mummy!" which I found really helpful, thanks buddy!
So master 4 is very disappointed (he loves Kindy), and now mummy is resigning herself to a much less productive day, but one extra day of love and cuddles instead.
There is a silver lining to every cloud, after all.
Today's blog features the Cragg family, and what a lovely, fun family they are! So many gorgeous kids and happy moments, the park was beautiful and the weather was gorgeous - gotta love my job, right?
Thanks for a fun afternoon guys!
There are some things that money just cant buy. For Mother's Day, Mr 4 has been making something for me at Kindy for the last week. Its been excitedly spoken of, vague descriptions of things "having to dry" and "what I painted today" have all added to the mystery. He's been bursting at the seams to tell me about it, but with the help of the rest of the family, he's been "shushed" into silence.
A few days before Mother's Day, I was tucking him into bed when he asked:
"Mummy, is there a day for Daddy's too?"
"Yes" I replied, "Its called Father's Day, its later in the year".
His face lit up... "Oh yay! I'm going to make daddy a necklace too!!"
And then confusion reigned as I burst into fits of laughter. I assured him he hadn't given the secret of the present away, and he happily went to sleep.
On Friday at Kindy, he thrust the wrapped present into my hands and hugged me, then demanded "open it mummy!" It just about killed him to learn that he had to wait until Sunday!
When the big moment finally did roll around, the look on his face just about burst my heart with emotion. He was so proud of himself for making something just for me, to tell me he loves me, and it gave me the warm fuzzies for the rest of day. And thats what its all about, isnt it?
These are my beautiful hand-made necklaces.
I spent a beautiful day with my beautiful family, with some lovely gifts and cards from miss 6, a delicious cooked breakfast by my husband and the rest of the day with my own mum and mother-in-law. How did I get so lucky?
I hope you had a lovely day as well xx
Today's blog post features the Bereznai family! Our early morning shoot was at a little environmental park that I'd never been to before, but we were blessed with beautiful weather and gorgeous light. and the family dog came along to be included in the family shots too!
Thank you for a lovely morning, guys! x
Its always exciting when plans start to come to fruition. Its long been a dream of mine to have a natural light photography studio. Up until now, all my photo shoots have been outdoors on location, subject to the wrath of the weather gods!
When we searching for our new family home earlier this year, one of the boxes that it had to "tick" was space for a photography studio... and we found it! Now the plans have been drawn, and the work has commenced and I'm hoping it wont be too long before "Hilary Hudson Photography" will have its home base open at Tamborine and ready for a new world of photography services!
Wall framing is complete, electrical work has been done - time for some gyprock! Watch this space!
Featuring on the blog today is Kathy's family shoot.
Kathy was given a gift certificate for Mothers Day last year, and I was thrilled to finally meet her and her fabulous fun family! I tell you what, as a photographer, I absolutely LOVE it when everyone gets involved and has a great time, and that's just what happened during this shoot! This lovely group had no qualms doing anything their crazy photographer suggested, and as a result there was so much laughter and joy shared!
I hope you enjoy these images!
Thank you for such a fun morning, guys!
Hilary Hudson Photography. Natural Light Newborn and Families Photographer based in Tamborine, QLD. Australia.