This kid has been train-obsessed since before he could even walk. We have a trainline nearby that’s frequented by coal trains heading up and down the Mountain. If we take this particular walking path it’s ritual that we have to spend a decent amount of time staring through the chain link fence eagerly (or not so eagerly for me) waiting for the next passing train.
Archives for November 2015
With Summer literally a few days away we have been prepping the kids with the purchase of a wading pool and Slip n Slide. Oscar spent an hour prepping himself by Youtubing people in action on Slip n Slide’s and was excited and ready for some fun. When it came to the crunch though he didn’t want to take the plunge so Tim and I volunteered ourselves and bravely showed him how it’s done best task manager. What we didn’t realise before committing was how horrible cold the water was!
Last week Lola and I went to Sydney to visit a friend. After lunch we went for a walk around our old stomping ground. We came across this laneway which from one side looked rather ordinary but from the other was a sea of purple with fallen jacaranda blossoms covering the ground. The purple carpet was a beautiful and welcome burst of colour in the midst of a bustling city.
Recently I had the pleasure of photographing a morning in the life of a beautiful family including their new addition – a beautiful, tiny three week old daughter. In home sessions are my favourite kind – I love getting to know families and kids in their own space where they feel comfortable and happy to express their true selves. Thank you R family for having me in your home.
It’s a pretty important life skill, learning how to dress and undress yourself. When he was younger we tried to insist he get himself dressed but those damn buttons would always be his undoing (no pun intended) and despite being an extremely persistent character, frustration would triumph, and one of us would step in. Four years in the making and I’m proud to say he has triumphed over the buttons!
I have to admit there was little artistic intention behind these photos. It was a boiling hot day at our house so to get the hair off Lola’s neck I put her hair up in pigtails for the first time. But it was so stinking cute that I couldn’t resist picking up my camera to capture those sweet little ponytails.
So on a whim with nothing much to do we decided to check out our local dam. It’s not a huge dam and I really expected nothing spectacular. It’s funny how as soon as you look through that viewfinder you see everything so differently – the lines, the textures, the reflection, the sky, the way my kids ran excitedly from one door to another. It was a visual feast. We were only there for a short time but these are some of my absolute favourite memories and images this year.