I just love when families include their dogs in the family session – after all, they are just as important family members and often are the very first baby of the family. So I was thrilled when Dolores enquired about including Nikko, their furry baby. We met early in the morning for a sunrise beach family photography session on one of the Melbourne beaches Graham, Dolores and their babies frequently go to but in true Melbourne fashion, especially this season, it was unexpectedly cold and overcast. We did make the most of our time together and captured their little family and their connections <3
This year’s spring and summer in Melbourne have been something out of this world so we were ecstatic when it was finally a real summer day just in time for the family photography session with Janine and her little gang. I just love it when families bring their big personalities and aren’t afraid to be themselves during the session. This family was surely not an exception. These kids totally stole my heart!
We like exploring new parks and playgrounds with the kids. They are old enough to get bored doing the same things, but this keeps our outside play more exciting and leaves them with a sense of wander and discovery. I didn’t post these photos straight away and looking back at the images I am so glad I captured that day on camera. My daughter enjoying the swings, my son playing a new imaginary game, fun with dad – the little moments in between the daily life and routine that we tend to forget to treasure. It’s a bit of cliché but they really grow too fast that the whole realisation of how fluid the time is happens suddenly and almost when it is too late. But having these memories captured allows us to relive these moments, ordinary to some but very special to the family, over and over again…
In the words of my son: “The game is called “city money”. You need to get your player and go on one space and then you go through the building and then you make it to the next level and then you get the robot and you get the money and then you win.”
Love his imagination and how involved he is with his park play… And that I have is documented. Let’s document your daily treasures too!