So, over the school holidays, Miss 9 discovered "fashion". She has always loved clothes, but up until now, has pretty much left the purchase choices to others. Pretty dresses were her thing, anything pink, swirly and sparkly was a favourite.
I remember once when she was about 5, I tried to get her to wear some shorts to a playground - she turned up her nose in disgust and said:
"I'm not a BOY, mummy!"
Haha - oh those were the days...
I went through the kids wardrobes during the break and pulled out all the stuff that they've grown out of - this then required a shopping trip for items in bigger sizes - an incredibly painful experience for Mr 7 (who was satisfied with a couple of new T-shirts), but heaven for Miss 9 as she dragged me from shop to shop and made her own choices. Cute... but also scary how fast she is growing up.
She just needs to stop pestering me for high-heels - not going to happen!
Gorgeous Virinnia was so beautiful to photograph - such an angelic little face!
This sweet little miss was only 11 days new on the day of her session, and she was just perfect! She did everything I asked of her and we captured some very special memories. Pinks and soft colours were requested for her session and it suited her perfectly.
Mum Sarah had these kind words to say:
"I can not recommend Hilary enough we are totally in love with our photos, the session was super relaxed and calm and she was amazingly patient with our squirmy newborn, couldn't have hoped for a better person to capture our little loves first days."
Thank you so much for the cuddles Virinnia - and thank you Sarah and Jason for asking me to capture these precious moments for you!
August/September was a bit of a crazy time here - playing catch up with rescheduled sessions, lots of newborns, a massive backlog of editing and the last few weeks of school and all the events that involves... so it was kind of nice at the start of the school holidays to look ahead at my schedule and know that I was going to be able to enjoy some down-time with the kids!
Day 1 of school holidays is the day I affectionately call "Pyjama Day". A deliberate quiet day. We sleep in, stay home, laze around, watch movies in our pyjamas and just unwind. The kids borrowed a bunch of books from the library so they enjoyed some reading too. This is just what we needed after all the busy-ness of the previous few weeks.
The rest of the holidays have been fun - a Dreamworld Day, Movies, Shopping, catching up with friends and family - and a few more Pyjama Days thrown in, for good measure :) Recharging the batteries is just what we needed.
Gearing up now for the busy run into Christmas, with Christmas Mini Sessions coming soon - still a couple of good spots left - click here for more info!
Hard to believe that these gorgeous twins were just teeny tiny newborns when I last saw them! I was thrilled to be asked to capture Matilda & Xavier's 1st birthday cake smash - it was so much fun! Its always special when families return for another session, and super cool to see their little personalities start to shine too. Aren't they gorgeous? The faces they were making as they tried the cake were just priceless!
Cake smash pricing is the same as my regular family session pricing and you can choose the duration and the number of images included. With this session we were able to fit in some "clean" images before the smash, the cake smash itself (hilarious!), and then some fun bubble-bath images outside afterwards!
Contact me if you'd like to capture some messy fun in the studio with your little one!
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Hilary Hudson Photography. Natural Light Newborn and Families Photographer based in Tamborine, QLD. Australia.