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! 🙂
A little something I have put together from some of my sessions over the last few months. Stay tuned for more! Thank you to all my amazing clients who have helped make my job ‘the’ best job in the world!
– bon xx –
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
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.
Two teeth in two months. Keep this up and the tooth fairy will go broke! Its amazing how loosing a tooth can make them feel so grown up. 🙂
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.
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.
Although it wasn’t as hot today as it has been, we promised the kids a ‘water play’ afternoon. Out came the water balloons, buckets, water pistols and even ice water! They are both such water babies. Even after 2 hrs of out side play, they will still want to spend another hour in the bath.
I think we need a bigger bath! But by the looks on the kids faces, this is just how they like it.
Its 4.55am and yes, that is my bra he is wearing…..
Taken, very groggily on my very unfocused iPhone!
Hmmmm, I know she is having a great time, finger painting the shower door. But I have just discovered half a bottle of shampoo missing to do so!