Ever heard of a ‘cake throwing session’? Well neither had I till master J showed us how it was done today! He would so delicately, pick off a piece of icing and then not so delicately, flick it across the room! It was extremely entertaining. Just the way a cake ‘throw’ is supposed to be.

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I photographed this family just over 12 months ago with master K and when I saw baby S today thought I had warped straight back there! They seriously look like twin boys, both super tiny adorable little poppets. As is often the way with toddler sibblings, master K didn’t quite want to play with us today. So we had to shoot fast, and work some magic off camera! The last image is for you mum. x 🙂

 

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Wow! What a great session we had today! Miss C was so outgoing and carefree, such a pleasure to work with. We started off at Newfarm Park with an “all bout me’ session. Mum loved the tee pee (from the talented ‘thehouseofromill’) but wanted a more grown up version for 11 year old C. Then, it was off to the Powerhouse for some Urban family fun. Thanks T family for sharing the afternoon with me.

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The stars all aligned this afternoon to give us an amazing family session at Roma St park lands. Mum said that master M just loves the outdoors, fishing and camping. He certainly did and was the perfect little model! Baby A had the cutest smile and oh, that tongue…priceless! 🙂

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  • Natalie cooper - Thank you so much Bonnie for a sneak look at our little family. Cheers Nat. 🙂ReplyCancel

 

Seriously, could this little man get any cuter! We had a tentative start to the session with bub being a little tired but man, did that change when he saw the cake! His eyes lit up like little Christmas trees and he was into it. Never have I had a baby enjoy ‘smashing’ their cake as much as K did. Today’s cake smash was definitely true to name! Happy first birthday K.

 

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I was sooooo excited about my newborn session today. It’s not often I have the opportunity to photograph twins and today I was having 17 day old twin boys come for a visit. They were perfect little poppets for me too. I take my hat off to mummy’s of twins. It can be hard enough getting a routine down with feeding and sleeping when you have one baby, let alone two. Mum was a pro tho and had everything under control. Thanks again guys for sharing the morning with me I hope you enjoy your sneak peek.

 

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Two years ago I had the pleasure  of meeting this family and photographing miss P for her newborn portraits( see link here). What a joy it was to see her again with a little addition, however today it was Master A’s turn to be the centre of attention. I love watching my clients newborns grow up and feel privileged to capture such a special time in their lives. 

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What better way to spend your family session than by inviting extra family to join in! Kangaroo Point is such a beautiful location but man! those stairs!!  A big congratulations to our 7 month pregnant mumma for making it down and up. There are so many more images I would like to share its so hard to pick just a few!

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Well it has been quite relaxing having a weeks break but that is all about to change. With 7 sessions booked over the next 7 days things are about to get a little crazy! First off the batt is the gorgeous ‘A’ Family. Newfarm Park has become a favourite place of late and you can see why. Simply mix one part good looking parents, one part great location and two parts cute kiddo and you have the recipe for a great family session! D and L, enjoy your sneak peek.

 

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  • Lauren - And at least two parts of amazing photographer! Thanks Bonnie! they look beautiful.ReplyCancel

    • admin - Thanks kindly Lauren! She was such a cutie to work with today! I had a great afternoon. 🙂ReplyCancel

 

Why have family portraits? Why bother going through all the hassle of carefully coordinating your outfits, bribing children, having your hair done, planning themeing etc? So as to capture cool, fun, bonding moments like these that’s why! Children thrive on an environment of love and laughter. When you have family portraits as awesome as these, every time the kids walk past them hanging on the wall, they will remember how much fun they had. Remember how daddy was silly, mum gave them extra cuddles and most of all, how much love was shared on that day. You aren’t just hanging a portrait on the wall, you are capturing the emotion that was felt on the day and ‘that’ is  what you and your family will remember, long after the session day is gone. I think there will be a lot of love hanging on this family’s wall because we had a LOT of fun! 🙂

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Most Photographers will recommend you have images captured of your newborn between 5-10 days of age. The reason is that during this time, your baby is still sleepy and flexible. After 10 days they are usually more alert and concious of touch. Well someone flicked the switch early and forgot to tell little miss P today because she was ready to party! Mum and Dad said she has been wide eyed and bushy tailed since day dot. It was certainly nice to see her eyes open but meant we had to work extra hard to get those sleepy shots. Makes them that bit more special don’t you think?

Introducing 10 day old baby P.

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Some say when a newborn smiles, its just wind. I would like to think its their way of saying, I love you. There was lots of love in the room today! I first met this family two years ago when we took little miss G’s newborn portraits (link here). If you go see, she was just as smiley as her brother. What can go wrong in a family so full of smiles. 🙂

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  • Jess Taylor - is it possible for a photo to make you fall even more in love with your family? Or have you just captured the love I have for my family in every photo? Either way, I love love love all of these and im so excited to see the rest. Thank you Bonnie. xxReplyCancel

  • admin - Hehe, now I have a tear in my eye!! I’m happy, that you’re happy. xReplyCancel

 

I could go on and on about the loveliness of this family. But I think you can see that from the amazingness that is below. 🙂 I had to keep stopping myself from blogging the whole session! Mum wanted a urban, trendy feel to the session but also wanted something ultra girly for little D. I think we hit the nail right on the head, don’t you?

 

 

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  • Dawn - Blown away Bonnie! Nailed the brief. Thank you for all your preparation, professionalism, attention to detail and your lovely way with little D. It all made for a beautiful afternoon and some awesome pictures for us to cherish.ReplyCancel

 

Thanks to both of my awesome family’s who braved the afternoon storm to have their mini sessions at the beach today. My session plan went right out the window as we had to find the most sheltered trees to keep dry. Not to mention that for my first session I was expecting 7 year old twin girls, discovering they were 7 MONTHS old (oops on my part!) Anyway, the rain got worse, then briefly stopped, it was a mix mash, wild, afternoon resulting in some spare of the moment family fun.

 

Introducing the B family

 

 

 

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R and I could not have been any more adorable today. We laughed, we ran, we got sand between our toes, everything a great family session needs to capture some amazing images. And that we did, don’t you agree?? 🙂

 

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  • Lauren - Thank you so much Bonnie. These are so amazing. I can’t wait to see the rest.ReplyCancel

 

Those of you that have siblings. Can you imagine a day when they are not arguing?? Well that was what we had today. These two cuites simply loooooved one another! Especially little T, every time big brother F come near, her face lit up like a Christmas tree. They were the sweetest family. Thanks guys for a great, fun filled afternoon!

 

 

 

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  • Glenn - These are just brilliant! Thank you for such a great (and relaxed) afternoon Bonnie! Can’t wait to see the other pics.ReplyCancel

 

There was not much sleep going on last night by a certain little miss. Ayrlie is starting Kindy (pre-prep) today. Another one of my babies, growing up too fast. ‘I’m just soooo excited mummy’!! she would exclaim.  Just imagine the world we would live in, if every adult was as excited to go to work as she is to go to Kindy. Thank god for children and their endless wonderment.

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The excitement, the realization, all bubbled over this morning. 12 times you asked me ‘am I really in grade one now mummy’. That was just before breakfast. It was as if you had surprised yourself by growing up overnight. You love school. You have a passion for learning. Of course there are the friends that you have missed over the holidays even tho some are not joining your class this year. You were happy. Proud. And so you should be, I know I was.

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  • Caroline - I can’t believe he’s starting school. The time just flies. He looks so handsome and proud of himself. Ready to take on the world xoxoReplyCancel

 

I was hoping the curls would last longer. I have never cut her hair, except for the fringe hoping they would stay. But as the last two months have passed, every time I brush it, its as if I am actually brushing the curls out. Here is all that remains of the once full head of bounciness.  And the colour, wow. What a difference a year makes. Pure golden on the ends, mousy brown with a few stubborn streaks of blond peeking through on the top. The contrast is amazing and a little sad. In two days, she will start kindy. The hair, is just a testament of her growing up.

 

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