This week I'm shamelessly indulging in a proud parenting moment! Miss 7 has dabbled in a few after-school activities in the last few years, swimming lessons, drama classes etc - but this year she was determined that gymnastics was to be her "thing". She absolutely LOVES it, I mean, during every training session, you cannot wipe the smile off her face, grinning from ear to ear. So brings so much joy and enthusiasm that its rubs off on me a little too, when I watch.
When she's not at training, she cartwheels... I mean everywhere! I have lost track of the number of times I've nearly been wiped out in the kitchen due to a cartwheeling leg flying past me. ("STOP CARTWHEELING IN THE HOUSE!!" has become a common cry in this home) The school-yard is prime cartwheeling and handstanding ground and she takes every opportunity she can get to practice.
So on the weekend she competed in her very first competition in WAG 1/beginner, and she did SO well (hehe, biased mummy here)!! She was not nervous, just super excited and jumping out of her skin to get out there and do her thing. She finished up with two 1st placings, a 2nd and a 5th, and ended up placing 2nd overall in her division.
Not a bad day out, when you're doing something that you love.
Right - onto gorgeous miss Charlee's fabulous portrait session!!
Two year olds are not normally known for being co-operative or for loving the camera, but I have to say, this little cutie sure knew what to do when it came time to have her portrait taken! This little one has so much personality, and I loved being able to capture these memories for her family.
She did everything we asked of her and more! We were able to capture some lovely images here at Tamborine using both the studio and the back fields... so much fun and energy with this little poppet - and she gave us a wonderful performance singing and dancing to Frozen songs as well!
Charlee's family had these kind words to say about their experience:
"Not only did we have a wonderful time, we ended up with the most beautiful and stunning photos. Hilary was fabulous when I contacted her through email answering all my questions. She was even more fabulous on the day, getting a cheeky 2yr old to do photos is not an easy task, though she captured her in such a extraordinary way. We most certainly will be going back to do our family photos with her. Hilarys photography is natural, beautiful and exactly what I was looking for, I can't thank her enough"
Hilary Hudson Photography. Natural Light Newborn and Families Photographer based in Tamborine, QLD. Australia.