- I am a Melbourne based photographer and a Mum of two spirited and amazing little people. I am a quiet observer. Seeing and capturing genuine moments makes my heart sing.
…So, over the past few years I have been busily conjuring up all sorts of crazy images in my head. I keep my notebook fairly close at hand for any light bulb moments at strange times (a tip I was given more recently but now religiously stick to – thankyou April!). And with the help of my extremely patient and supportive family (and yes, I mean emboldened extremely!), so many of these images have now come to life.
It was nearly ten months ago that I had this delightful baby session. In less than a few days, this precious little poppet will be turning ONE!
Sigh. Where is the time going and why is it moving so fast?!?!
I love getting up early (said me, never). 🤣
I’m not much of a morning go-getter (you just have to ask my family!). I’d usually choose to stay up into the dark hours of the night than rise with the chirping birds. But there is one exception. I actually do love getting up early IF it means I get to meet with a gorgeous family and explore their local parkland in the glorious glow of the early morning sun. Nothing really can beat the warm light, long shadows and glistening dewy grass that the morning brings.
When I first received an email from this gorgeous family inquiring about a session to photograph their little boy and their soon to be baby twin girls, my heart did a little dance. I haven’t yet had the opportunity to photograph twins so needless to say, I was a just bit excited to meet these beautiful bundles of cherubic goodness!
Have you ever imagined a home, nestled amongst towering leafy gums, with space to run for you and your little ones (and a hound plus a brood of chooks!), with fruit trees fresh for the picking, overlooking paddocks of galloping horses, and only a short drive from Melbourne’s inner city suburban buzz?
Doesn’t exist right?
Well, for this beautiful family of four it does and I was lucky enough to be asked to capture some memories for them in an in-home family photo session earlier this year.
It has been a rather (*cough *cough, extremely!) long time since my last post and I don’t have any particularly good reason except life must have gotten on top of me for the last few months (Christmas, Birthdays and Summer holidays may have also played a part)!
A strange six degrees of separation brought me to connect with Emma, and her genuinely welcoming crew of four.
Robin is the mum of three beautiful boys, Jack, Charlie and Ollie. Her family is a blended family, that includes Dad/StepDad Troy.
The reason Robin’s family story stood out for me is that they are at the very beginning of their long journey in treating 8 year old Ollie’s recently diagnosed Acute Lymphoblastic Luekemia.
The moment Lauren suggested to me that we meet at the Redwood Forest in East Warburton for their family photoshoot, I was ecstatic!
I have heard only great things about this location and knew that it would make for an amazing backdrop to their family shoot.
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.