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 : )
We all know how busy life can be. It seems that these days, everyone has a million and one things to think about and do. It’s often really difficult to take time out and think about our journey through life – most of us are too busy keeping up with it to spend much time reflecting. I’m always secretly thrilled when I get to be a part of a family milestone or celebration. Last Friday was the Kearey’s 10th Wedding Anniversary and they decided to celebrate and mark the moment with a Family Portrait Session. Ten years has brought the Kearey family, among many other things, three amazing children.
One of the things I love most about a shoot like this, is imagining the Kearey’s sitting back, looking over their wall prints, smiling and feeling awfully proud of the three beautiful children they have raised over the past ten years. The children alone are testament that it has been a wonderful decade.
I really hope you enjoy your images guys and I look forward to shooting your 20th anniversary!
As a kid, is there anything better than a treehouse? Of course, the kind you build yourself is always the best. It seems to be one of those memories that stays with you; dragging the wood and nails to your favorite tree and creating an amazing space that’s just for you and your friends. The Hampson kids certainly have been working hard on building one of their own, complete with swings, rope ladders and a bucket for hoisting important goodies up to the higher branches. I think Dad, Paul, was a little surprised to find a number of items from his shed hanging from the tree when we came to shoot these images!
I’m always a little humbled by how lucky I am to do what I do. One: I really love it. Two: I really love being a part of keeping the memories for people. Every family portrait session is unique because the families I photograph are unique and I love that. Thanks for letting me be a part of your family for the afternoon Paul and Belinda. It was a lot of fun and I hope you love the images!
What a great afternoon I had last Sunday photographing Richard and Di Campbell’s beautiful family. This was a shoot that we had tried to organise a few times previously but had been put off due to bad weather. Lately we’ve had nothing but sunshine, however a couple of hours before this shoot, the sky’s clouded over and we were wondering if we were going to have to reschedule yet again. Thankfully the weather held out and we had a ball shooting in and around their hidden oasis at the back of their property. Here is just a small sampling from the session.