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Peeking through the neighbours fence…..

In summer, this garden is brimming with vines and all sorts of edible things.  I always admire it because it looks so plentiful packed into such a small space.  Today it looks like the owner has cleared out last seasons left overs and is getting ready for spring and then i’m guessing further on in the year it will be packed full again so yesterday we had a look through the fence to see what they were planting.  The thing I love most about our impromptu photo session was when we can hear the rainbow lorikeets and then Keita spots them overhead and she is just so happy watching them… that childhood innocence… wonder and excitement over the simplest things.

 
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Top and Skirt: Bobo Choses from Leo and Bella

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Shooting with Soul – July Blog Circle

soul:

noun

1.  the principle of life, feeling, thought, and action in humans, regarded as a distinct entity separate from the body, and commonly held to be separable in existence from the body; the spiritual part of humans as distinct from the physical part.
2.  the spiritual part of humans regarded in its moral aspect, or as believed to survive death and be subject to happiness or misery in a life to come:
arguing the immortality of the soul.
3.  the disembodied spirit of a deceased person:
He feared the soul of the deceased would haunt him.
4.  the emotional part of human nature; the seat of the feelings or sentiments.
5.  a human being; person.
6.  high-mindedness; noble warmth of feeling, spirit or courage, etc.
7.  the animating principle; the essential element or part of something.

Since the start of the year I have been thinking about this a lot.  How to shoot more authentically or to capture a family more honestly…. I actually wrote a blog post a while back which I have yet to hit the “publish” button. When your busy you miss photographing your own family but I’ve tried to make the conscious effort to photograph the kids more often.  No posing just the way they are… the mismatched outfits that they have dressed themselves in, the bed hair, when they’re not looking at the camera.  And sure, I do love the opposite.  But I also love these photos too I’m privileged to associate with some wonderful photographers who’s mission in their careers as photographers is to shoot with soul.  Click on the link to the lovely Isabel Bowden and it will take you through the circle.

Isabel Bowden https://isabelbowden.com/shooting-with-soul-blog-circle-july/

These photos were taken one cold winters day during the school holidays.  Sometimes being in Sydney it can feel a little like a concrete jungle but we found this amazing dog park with wide open spaces, a bush walk track and even snake signs.  Damon was not happy about being there because he’s got my cautious side but we pressed on anyway.  My favourite snippets from the afternoon.

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