It has been a long time in between blog posts. The one and only reason for this being the bear-like hibernation I have been sustaining during Melbourne's bitterly cold and gloomy winter.
In an attempt to pull myself out of the depths of desolate winter despair (poetic licence in play here!), I made a call out to local families a little while back to book in some 'Winter's End' Family photoshoots. The response was awesome and I booked in my first session right towards the end of the season in hope that Mother Nature would be tired of dishing out blustering winds and rapid downpours of rain by then and instead, might provide us with a sooner than expected warm Spring day.
On the morning of the shoot, as I watched the clouds rapidly tumble across the sky on the drive out to the beautiful Australian Botanic Gardens, it was clear we were in for a more typical Melbourne 'four-seasons-in-one-day' experience.
Nevertheless, without a worry at all, the gorgeous family I was driving to meet greeted me with happy, smiling faces ready to take on whatever came our way.
Meet the Fielding's ...
When Nikita (Mum) suggested we meet at their nearby Botanic Gardens, I was stoked. I had been there once before and knew that the gardens offered a range of beautifully varied landscapes amidst an all native Australian garden.
Lila (Miss two) and Judd (Master one) are two gorgeously inquisitive little ones who clearly love exploring the gardens with Mum and Dad.
And although we did indeed receive blustering winds and brief downpours, this laid-back fam never once complained and took it all in their (very easygoing) stride.
I couldn't have asked for a more appropriate day to farewell Melbourne's 2017 Winter!
Thankyou Nikita, Glenn, Lila and Judd for letting me share this beautiful little piece of Melbourne with you!