This post has been a long time in the making. Not only was there more than four and a half years between these two shoots, it has also taken me around eighteen months to edit the images from the second session.
The first image below is of our eldest daughter, Asia, and was taken in June 2007 when she was 237 days old. This has long been one of my favourite images of Asia, and so when our second daughter Harper came along, I thought it would be fun to do a shoot at the same age. So in March 2012, on the day when Harper was exactly 237 days old, I created the second image. This one was taken on the train tracks down the road from where we live in Bangalow. I didn’t want to create an exact replica of Asia’s image, but did want to have a very similar composition. The train tracks worked well and gave me the result I expected… what I didn’t expect was that Harper would recreate Asia’s initial pose.
It’s incredible to see both children at the exact same age and see just how similar they are. I think this was the perfect age for this, as they have both developed and don’t look nearly as similar now. Even so, I think I may try to do a similar shoot every few years, so we have a real comparison of the girls as they grow.
I hope you like the post… sometime a doting dad just has to share : )
Another gorgeous day and another gorgeous couple. Yesterday I met with Sarah and Justin for their engagement session at Broken Head. Being the first day of Daylight Savings and the middle of a long weekend, we didn’t exactly have the secluded beach we were hoping for. On the flip-side however, it was also grand-final day, so the crowds thinned out as kick-off time drew nearer.
I first met Sarah and Justin at the recent Byron Bay Wedding Fair and they have chosen Figtree Restaurant & Rooms as the venue for their March 2014 wedding. The team at Figtree must certainly be doing something right (as they always do)… about half of the weddings I have booked in for the start of next year are at Figtree. It’s no surprise, Figtree is a beautiful venue with amazing staff. It is going to be a sensational wedding guys!
Yesterday’s engagement session with Erin & Evan was so much fun! Not since the tropical waters of Fiji at Catherine & Troys wedding earlier this year have I ventured into the water to capture an image, but yesterday the weather was so nice I decided I just had to get wet… and I’m so pleased I did. And to even the score, Erin and Evan jumped into the lake for the last shot of the day. What great sports! I think the effort was certainly worth it. I absolutely love the image we made. The couple are silhouetted again the last light of the day, framed by Tea Trees and accompanied by a pair of ducks… I love it!
I am so looking forward to shooting Erin & Evan’s wedding at Figtree Restaurant & Rooms in January. It will be my first wedding of the year and I couldn’t think of a nicer couple to start the year with!