Everyone is musical in my family... mum plays the organ/keyboard, dad plays piano, the piano accordion and concertina, and my brother plays saxophone (and pretty much any other instrument you can think of)... but me?
Not one single desire to play any kind of instrument. Hubby is much the same.
If I pick up a guitar, I can pluck out a few strangled notes of a tune... and if I sit at a keyboard and work at it for half an hour, I can bang out a version of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" - but nope, I would say I am NOT musically inclined at all.
So its pretty cool to see that miss 8 has perhaps inherited the musical gene! This year she tried out for the school instrumental program for 2019, and after a few tests, has been accepted and allocated the flute.
Miss 8 is the kind of kid that wants to be involved in EVERYTHING. There is never any need to encourage or coax her to do an activity. She wants to do everything that's on offer - regardless of whether her friends are doing it - she's a determined young lady and I think that's so cool. She has way more confidence than I'll ever have!
So next year will be an exciting one for her - hopefully she wont need too much prompting to practice, and hopefully it wont be too painful to listen to!
One stunning mum with her beautiful family, a breathtaking location, one gorgeous horse and a glorious sunset - could you seriously ask for anything more in a maternity session?
This beautiful farm at Wonglepong was the backdrop for some amazing maternity images - it was lovely to be able to help create these memories for Teneal, Mark and Braylen! From the little creek bed (my first time shooting in ankle deep running water - careful not to slip!!) to Teneal's beautiful horse, and all the fun moments with little Braylen... we had a blast!
Here are some favourites from this gorgeous maternity session:
And then before we knew it, gorgeous baby Rowan was here! What a sweet little man, and just look how proud big brother Braylen is, so exciting to have a baby brother to play with! We even incorporated some cowboy boots into the session.
Thank you so much Teneal, I loved capturing these precious memories for you all!
My little man has a very bad habit - he kicks stuff. I mean, not just your regular soccer ball kicking, he cant help but kick everything in his path.
Walking past a tree? Gotta kick it.
A big rock right beside you? Kick it.
Standing next to the lounge? Kick it.
Nothing but gravel on the path? Kick it everywhere and drag your shoes through it too for good measure...
*Big Sigh* Apparently his daddy was a bit like this as a kid too.
With all this kicking, he's gone through 3 pairs of school shoes in a year. Toe blow-outs, sole blow-outs, or velcro failure... The first pair were leather and supposedly harder wearing (scoff) but after we only just made it through a term with those, I switched to a cheap K-mart pair for $8. They also only lasted a term, but at least I was only out of pocket $8!! I went back to a slighter dearer pair of Grosby's... you guessed it - just over a term before his socks were hanging out the sides... AAARRGGH!!!!
I have threatened that the next pair of shoes will come out of his tooth-fairy money if he doesn't stop this!!
Apart from tying his legs together... and more threats that he must stop kicking everything... what can I do??!!!!
I recently had the pleasure of meeting gorgeous little Hunter in his Newborn Portrait Session - we did this session in the comfort of his own home - meaning the older kids could come and go as they wanted, and mum Kristine could relax in her own lounge room!
This handsome little man was just 13 days old on the day of his session, and he slept like a dream. A couple of lovely big yawns and a few extra cute smiles were captured! I love his cute "name" sign too :)
Thanks so much Kristine, I loved creating these special memories of your cute little guy!
So we've been sweltering this week and I've been dreading sitting in my little "hot box" of an office... anyone that's been to my studio at Tamborine may have noticed that our house on the property is a little A-frame... "little" being the key word! We only have 2 bedrooms at the moment (big plans to extend) and therefore the only space for my office is upstairs - right under that hot tin roof!
Last year was horrendous, I couldn't work in the middle of the day as it was like sitting in a sauna (not good for the poor computer fan either) and that led to late night editing sessions when it was cooler, just so I could catch up on work. Which led to much less sleep and a much crankier mummy!
A few weeks ago, hubby installed an air conditioner upstairs, but we had to wait for the electrician to come around and wire it up... so its been sitting there taunting me as the days got hotter and hotter. Finally we got it all wired up on Saturday, so I've been powering through my editing this week in air conditioned comfort - heaven!!! I've been enjoying the cool so much that I've actually had to consider putting a jumper on haha!!
Now if I could just get a dishwasher installed, I would be stoked!!
Today's blog features some beautiful families from my Winter Mini Sessions! Why do I do mini sessions in winter? Simple really - that glorious LIGHT!! That golden glow just adds such a beautiful feel to your family images... I love it!
Here are some favourites from these sessions:
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