It seems like only yesterday that I was photographing the Carter family. I covered Stacey Carter’s wedding late last year and for Mother’s Day this year, she gave her mum Joy a gift voucher for this photo session. It was wonderful to see everyone again and while we had to duck for cover a few times during sudden bursts of rain, all in all I think everyone had a great afternoon.
There were no fake smiles or false kisses at this photo shoot. Every time Rosemary and Collin looked at one another they both simply beamed! I think I spent more time trying to pry them apart than encouraging them to embrace. Well, that may not be entirely true, but there is no questioning just how in love they both are and their smiles and laughter made for a very enjoyable afternoon. I can’t wait to shoot their wedding next month at Dayboro’s gorgeous Glengariff Estate.
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.