Ok friends, I need your help. I think I'm driving my friends slightly mental by constantly quizzing them on what they have for dinner each night - I need some inspiration!
I have at least a dozen meals that I make regularly, but lately I'm feeling SO over them all - quiche, crumbed chicken, lasagne, rissoles, curries, roasts etc... I keep flicking through recipe books without anything particularly taking my fancy... I need new ideas!
So I ask you, whats your go-to meal, that's a hit with the family and not too complicated to make? I'd love to know!
The stunning Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens was the location for Darian and her family's portrait session, and what a gorgeous day it turned out to be! When grandparents visit, its a wonderful time to capture some special family memories, and hopefully these will bring them smiles for a long time to come!
Here are some of the favourites from their session:
Miss 8 has suddenly become the fountain of knowledge in our house, and quite frankly its making me feel inadequate!
Its like the time we were watching Millionaire Hotseat and a question came up about Pablo Picasso. We were staring blankly at the TV when miss 8 pipes up:
"Hmm, Pablo Picasso - wasn't he the inventor of cubism?"
Hubby and I looked at each other and laughed! "Um, I have no idea!!". So we googled it, and yes, wouldn't you know it, he was the co-founder of the Cubist movement!!
She is full of interesting information at the moment. I was getting something out of the oven the other day, using my rubber/plastic oven mitt - so she then told me all about thermal conductivity and that plastic was a good choice of material for an oven glove. Then I got a lesson on various materials that conduct heat - although her theory that a wooden oven glove would be awesome because of its low heat conductivity, has some obvious flaws!
So when she asked me this week if I learned about "Alliteration" when I was at school, my first thought was "Shit! Whats alliteration again?" I had to confess I couldn't quite remember exactly what it was... but never fear, she was ready with pen and paper to give me some good examples that she'd learned.
For the record (and for those who've also forgotten) - here's an example:
Lazy Lizards Lying
Betty Botter bought some butter
Do you have a smarty-pants at your place?
Leonie and Kris came for their maternity session at Tamborine earlier this year, and what a gorgeous couple they are! It was beautiful to see so much happiness and excitement in their eyes as they awaited the arrival of their little one, gender unknown!
Here are some of the favourites from this session:
And then came the arrival of a beautiful baby girl, Heidi!
Leonie chose to do the newborn session in the comfort of their own home, which is a great option if you'd like to be able to relax in your own environment, and be free to put on a load of washing or make some lunch while you wait!
Heidi was 9 days old at her session - with just the most perfect little face, and she did everything I asked of her and more, she was amazing!
I have also added a before-editing/after-editing image at the bottom of this post, for those who like to see how these images come together.
"We had our maternity and newborn shoots with Hilary. Hilary was awesome to work with and was amazing with our little girl! We are so happy with how the photos turned out. Thank you!"
Thank you guys, it was so lovely to meet you all!
Things have been a little bit hectic around here lately and its been a while since I've had a chance to pop up a blog post - so I'm even more behind in blogging than I should be! I'm currently spending a few quiet, child-free hours on a Sunday by updating two months of work in MYOB (ugh, the joys of us both being self-employed...) getting stuck into my editing backlog, and updating my blog!
Sarah, Mark and their beautiful kids came for a mini maternity session at Tamborine late last year, and we had absolutely glorious weather!
My husband always like to keep the grass freshly mowed down in the back paddock, but I must admit I do like it when he HASN'T mowed, for that slightly longer, more rural feel as we had in this session. Love those gorgeous smiles from little Cora and Gus too, as they played in the afternoon sun.
And then not longer afterwards, I got to meet cute little Teddy for his newborn session.
The session was not without its hurdles though - a big storm rolled through the night before and we lost power, along with thousands of others in the neighbourhood. Thank goodness we have a big generator, otherwise we wouldn't have been able to do this session as planned. It was a hot and sticky day, but we were able to keep the studio at a nice comfortable temperature for everyone.
Teddy -7 days old:
Hilary Hudson Photography. Natural Light Newborn and Families Photographer based in Tamborine, QLD. Australia.