The Botanic Gardens at Benowa on the Gold Coast are a lovely place to have your family portrait session. There are so many photogenic little corners to escape to - ponds, trees, bridges and lawns, we were spoiled for choice at Danielle's family session!
Danielle's focus was for more candid and relaxed images, where it looks as if the family didn't know the photo was being taken. I love this style myself and it always ends up being so much fun! We were also able to capture her beautiful girls in some cute poses too.
Here are some of the gorgeous memories from this session:
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Its pretty intense around here at the moment with preparations for Mother's Day well under way. It starts with one of the little ones creeping into my office area and "stealing" my sticky tape. Quickly followed by requests for scissors, brown paper bags and paint, and a hive of activity for the next 20 minutes. This process seems to repeat every couple of days, and I would honestly think this was all seriously cute if I didn't happen to walk into the lounge room half an hour later to find the carnage from all this preparation. Seems they got bored with it and ran outside to play!
Apparently I'm being treated to a Mother's Day puppet show on the big day... although miss 7 was very disappointed to discover that her best friend from school would not be coming to our house to help her present it!
Master 5 is again thrilled with the concept of doing special things for mummy... this week he was given some money to spend at the school Mother's Day stall... he was so excited to spend money all by himself on a gift for me (while I stood a suitable distance away and tried not to watch). After making his big decision and handing over his cash, he came running up to me, holding his gift up to me shouting "Mummy, look what I bought you!" Haha, 5 year olds are terrible at keeping secrets!
Cant wait for the big day :)
I love it when families return for another family portrait session! Its like catching up with old friends and I especially love seeing how much the kids have grown and changed. Jen and Anthony returned for another session recently where I got to meet the newest addition to the family! We had a lovely morning exploring the Gold Coast Botanic Gardens and little Teddy and Tom were too cute!
Here are some of the favourites from this day:
Thank you Mogg family for such a lovely morning!
I saw my first brown snake yesterday... sure it was a baby, about as thick as my little finger and maybe 30cms long, but it was the first snake I've seen at our new place and I'm not ashamed to admit that it rattled me.
It wasn't hiding in the bushes, or under a rock - it was sunning itself right in the middle of the concrete path. Our little dog actually stood right over the top of it without even realizing it was there, and I FREAKED! I called our dog frantically, trying to get him away from it - but being the happy little chappy that he is (and very non-observant), he just got excited that his mama was calling him and started dancing around RIGHT ON TOP OF THE SNAKE!
Mr Snake naturally freaked out too and after getting tangled in dancing dog legs, hightailed it into the nearest shrubbery. Which alarmingly, is right beside the house.
Luckily he didn't seem to have taken a bite of our fluffy little dog, as I watched him closely for the rest of the day, and he seems to be fine. We did see a few snakes at Ormeau, but never any of the brown variety. For all I know, it could have been just a brown coloured, non-venomous tree snake, but who knows - I just know that I hate snakes!
Better get used to it, living at Tamborine I guess!
Todays blog feature is of Kathy and her fabulous family! Such a fun loving, happy group of people and we had a great afternoon exploring our location. I think that beautiful flowers, beautiful people and beautiful golden-hour light is a photographers match made in heaven!
Here are just a few of my favourites from this awesome afternoon...
Thanks guys for sharing such a lovely afternoon with me!
Hilary Hudson Photography. Natural Light Newborn and Families Photographer based in Tamborine, QLD. Australia.