I am still here, I promise! I’ve been crazy busy these last few months with portraits and family life. I haven’t mentioned on the blog before but my husband took a new and very exciting job a few months ago and has been working in the Caribbean and Europe since March, as you can imagine life for me has been insanely busy since he left. Between running around with my children, looking after my home and running the studio there isn’t much time for blogging at the moment.
I have several sessions to share on the blog but today wanted to feature a lovely shoot I did in Newcastle a few months ago for my client Kylie. I last photographed Kylie’s family when they lived in Sydney, her son Zavier was even featured on a cover of Littlies Magazine a few years back when he was one year old. Since then the family have moved north and have expanded their brood with a sweet little man called Levi. Kylie wanted to capture her two beautiful boys together so we headed off to the beach to have some fun in the sand.
I kind of fell in love with the Radio Flyer wagon that the boys own (I am a prop junkie after all) so I want to share those shots with my blog readers today. Enjoy.
Recently I travelled to Wagga, Griffith, Narrandera, Leeton and Harden NSW for some family portrait sessions. I can’t tell you how much I adore shooting in the country, the locations are fantastic and if you are a regular blog reader of mine you will already know that I am very at home in nature, especially rural environments. I also have quite a few family members in the Riverina area of NSW so I enjoy any opportunity to get down that way.
I first met Donna and Harvey at Alysha’s 1st Birthday Party around the time of the floods in Griffith and got chatting with Donna about how their small town of Yenda coped during the crisis. Unfortunately there was widespread damage but Donna and Harvey were lucky that their home stayed above the water. A few weeks later I found myself at their beautiful home taking some family portraits of their three gorgeous boys Thomas, Alex and William.
Donna and Harvey took me out to a beautiful National Park near their home, a place that they frequently take their boys to go picnicking, rock climbing and off road driving. When Donna suggested that we go up to the top of the mountain waaaay off in the distance I thought she was kidding. But up the rocks we did climb, like little mountain goats on the run. Actually, there were mountain goats for real, we could hear them and we could certainly smell them.
I had a lovely time on this family session, the boys were so sweet and fun to photograph and Donna and Harvey were like long lost friends. I couldn’t have asked for a more enjoyable portrait session. I can’t wait to go back to Griffith and Yenda, the locations are amazing and the people are simply wonderful.