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. Β 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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We arrived safely back in the Gold Coast at 7.10am this morning. At 10.00am, I had this beautiful family arrive in the studio. I took baby O’s newborn portraits 20 months ago. I’m so glad he has kept his chipmunk cheeks!! It was great to see what a gorgeous little boy he has grown into. Today we were capturing his little sister. I’m happy to say, she has the same, simply kissable cheeks. Β Introducing, baby Z.

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Happy New Year! I think I will just make this post in time to keep it on the 1st! Wow! What a busy, exciting 12 months it has been. Β My family has had some memorable firsts, first day of school for my son, loosing his first tooth, Ayrlie started ballet and at 3 was writing her own name. We have also had some heartbreaking moments too when Mark and I both lost our grandmothers, within 6 weeks of each other. They were missed terribly this Christmas. It reminds me of how quickly our little ones grow and how you must treasure every day. This is my way of capturing that time. I will endeavour to take a photo a day of my loved ones for the month of January. Mark and I are taking a little trip to Thailand so stay tuned for some beautiful scenery as well!

If you are new to the blog, thanks for stopping by. I hope the next 30 days inspires you to pick up your camera and take that extra image, capture that 30 second video of your family. If you have stopped by before. I thank you for coming back and sharing a little piece of my family.

With love and dreams

Bon x

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Christmas is a time for love, giving and family. What better Christmas present then to have your bubby arrive in time for Christmas. Baby J was 3 weeks old when he came into the studio a couple of days ago. His family traveled all the way from Colombia to meet him and share in this special time. Welcome to the world baby J and merry Christmas!

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It was such a special day in the studio today. We had 6 family members come all the way from Ireland to meet the latest addition to the family. Baby C was the most perfect newborn. Even while being passed around, so everyone could have their cuddle and photo taken, he just chilled out and slept. It’s little ones like C that make me clucky!!

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It seams that every day I want to take a beautiful family to the park, it threatens to storm lately! And, just as we were taking the last shot, it started to sprinkle. Phew, lucky because who would want to miss out on spending the afternoon with this awesome family! Mum, you were amazing, Miss E even more so. Dad, thanks for keeping the family together and bubby T, well, maybe if we had a few more hours you would have had some time to get used to me! πŸ™‚

 

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  • Emma Hope - Bonnie thank you so much for being so fast, organized and obviously talented! The girls look amazing and these will be forever treasured!ReplyCancel

  • admin - Hi Emma, Thank you kindly πŸ™‚ I’m in love with the two girls images on their own! Miss E blowing kisses and those eyes of bubby, gorgeous girls!ReplyCancel

 

Baby E started a little unhappy about being in the leather chest today, that was until daddy showed up. You should have seen her little face light up when he walked around the corner. Such a lovely thing to see.

 

 

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  • Karrie Bishop - Thank you so much for a lovely session yesterday Bonnie. These photos are just gorgeous, we can’t wait to see the rest of them!ReplyCancel

  • admin - Hi Karrie, You are most welcome! Miss E had the most beautiful blue eyes! Sooo love the bonnet! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

 

Family images and those of mum and bub are the hardest ones to have hanging on your wall. Because, who takes the photo if you both need to be in it! We captured some amazing images of both baby C’s family, and him and his mummy. He is definitely a mummy’s boy! It doesn’t last long tho. Little boys soon turn to daddy for rough play and games with trucks.

 

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When mum rang to book a newborn session for her little one, we worked out that she would be 15 days old. Usually babies are best photographed before 10 days so I prepared mum for a long, awake session. There was no need tho because as soon as Baby O was comfortable, she slept like a dream. Isn’t she just adorable!

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  • Di Macleod - Wow, thanks so much Bonnie, these are absolutely beautiful photos of our gorgeous girl! We love them!!ReplyCancel

  • Dave and Cindy Smyth - OMG Jock and Di and now Olivia, such a beautiful family!! Olivia is going to be a very spoiled girl, we can’t wait to meet her in person!!! Dave, Cindy and NathanReplyCancel

 

Today’s session nearly didn’t happen but I’m so glad it did! Master E was a perfect little model, cute as a button. Mum and dad, enjoy your sneak peek.

 

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  • Leisha Wheatley - They are just beautiful Bonnie, cant wait to see the rest πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Gran & Pop - Adorable.We are the proudest Grandparents. Thank you both for giving us a Grandson at last.ReplyCancel