The more I got to know about this family the more there was to like- a fellow nurse, two kids (a boy and a girl), and a proudly renovated home they would love to capture their images in. I just knew it was going to be an absolute pleasure photographing every part of it! Yeah, I was right. And I’m totally getting exposed brick, and a bay window in my bedroom now, just saying.
I’m not sure if it’s just because I know the dynamic of having an older boy who’s 8, and a younger girl who’s 5, ohhh so well- but these two kids reminded me so much of my own kids, it wasn’t funny! Tully a beautiful sweet natured boy- who loves lego. Sophie a tomboy girly girl, with enough sass to sink a ship. Yep, I pretty much described my own kids then. They had me laughing the entire afternoon.
We read stories under Sophie’s bed; jumped on the bed, checked out the veggie garden, giggled so hard our faces hurt; rode bikes; picked frangipani’s (and threw them as high as possible!); played with their favourite hopscotch sprinkler; ate cookies; played with the dog; cuddles with mum and dad; butterfly kisses; stacks on the rug; gazed at the clouds; and played lego. Just your average Saturday afternoon really! Ha!
This family really wanted to capture this stage in life, before the kids got any older. It was such a beautiful afternoon, I really loved every minute of capturing this time for them all. I pushed myself to capture more film snippets, as well as my usual photographs. And while I can see how much I still have to learn in this department, I know these memories will be treasured far beyond any of my self doubts.
I love outdoor family sessions, but I think at home lifestyle family photography sessions are fast becoming a new favourite!