So we're in week 2 of the school holidays already, and today the fighting has reached epic proportions. My two are normally pretty good friends and I have to say that miss 8 usually has the patience of a saint when dealing with her little brother - but today they are both tired from a big day yesterday and miss 8 has developed a snotty nose - so tempers are flaring and master 6 knows how to push her buttons.
Today, master 6's goals seem to be: Follow my sister around and mess up everything in her path. Oh so you want to tidy away your pens? Let me tip them out again and rummage through them. So you want to draw? Let me grab the paper off you and rip it. You want to quietly watch a movie? Let me jump all over you, make lots of noise so you cant hear it, and push your buttons so that you spend your day whining and complaining to mummy about me being so annoying.
My initial reaction was to roar at him and yell at him repeatedly and send him away... Then it dawned on me that he was really looking for attention and obviously feeling like he wasn't getting any. So instead of yelling, I took him aside for a big long cuddle instead. And after a little chat, we were all feeling a lot calmer and they both agreed to play nicely instead of fighting. And so far, several hours later, they are back to being good friends.
Sometimes I need to remember that yelling is not the answer... sometimes a little love is really what they need.
It was a match made in heaven - take one beautiful mum-to-be, a gorgeous and photogenic 2 year old, a stunning location and a glorious sunlit afternoon - and the end result is something really special!
Rebecca's maternity session at Boyland was a photographers dream, I loved exploring this amazing property and capturing these sun-filled images. Rebecca's husband Mark stayed behind the scenes and watched his lovely ladies enjoy the limelight for the afternoon. We chatted and explored and followed the light, little Scarlett had some fun chasing bubbles and enjoyed snuggling up to mum with her wedding veil - it was so much fun spending time with such a lovely family, and I didn't want it to end!
Some kind words from Rebecca:
"Hilary is a little hidden gem at the bottom of Mt Tamborine. I was recommended her by a friend and I couldn't be happier with the photos. I had asked Hilary to come to our family farm for a certain style and lighting that I had seen and she captured it perfectly (even better than I could of imagined.) I cried when I saw the photos they were just beautiful. Hilary was wonderful with my toddler and very patient with us, I felt comfortable around her from our very first phone call.
I didn't know photoshoots could be so much fun. I'm so in love with the moments she captured and I now have them locked in time. The expression on my daughters face is priceless."
Thank you so much Rebecca!
Hilary Hudson Photography. Natural Light Newborn and Families Photographer based in Tamborine, QLD. Australia.