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Document life…..

I’m in the mood to write so here we go… I don’t often feel like this due to how busy things get for me at the moment, but the babies are asleep so let’s give it a go.  Last night I was looking for a blog post I did back a couple of years ago where I shot film for the session.  After I found it (didn’t take long because I’ve got it tagged as film, yay for being organised) I went through all the blog posts after it till the most recent.  Gosh I felt grateful!  My number 3, Keita our one and only baby girl has started school and whenever one of my kids start school I just get all reflective on how fast that 5 years of life goes and how when your a mum it feels like forever.  Your emotions are up and down,  days are long, nights are longer.  Your exhausted, you just want some help.  There are good times, lots of them but sometimes you miss them in your exhausted state.  Anyways I look back on these photos and I just feel so grateful, grateful that I documented those special times and wrote the words that explained it all.  It’s a tiny snippet of what I have taken but it’s there and as I read over it I celebrate those times and look at those kids of mine and how fast they have grown.  They have changed since then, so much and it’s only been a couple of years. My mother in law came to Sydney last month and she showed me some photos of an album my sister in law was gifted (sorry if that’s confusing).  It’s one of their ancestors and is leather bound, ornate and beautiful but what’s inside is treasured.  She showed me the photos and we both marvelled, especially when we came across ancestors that look like family members now.  The resemblance was uncanny for some….  100 years later maybe more or less we are looking at this family album that someone has put together. WOW!  And then I got all tingly because I was thinking “that’s what I do” or that’s what I hope to do for you.  I hope in 100 years time your family members are still enjoying looking at your family album and photos and learning about you.  I hope even more so that you and your family enjoy it, look at it and marvel how you once were.  And if you don’t decide to have official family photos due to different reasons or circumstance get out your iPhone at the very least and take some pics of your family and then most importantly PRINT THEM.  I read recently “what good is a family heirloom in a draw”  and this is true……  Print your photos and enjoy them.  Document your life and share it with your loved ones….


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A website update leaves you with photos you had forgotten about.  Like this stage where they start grabbing at their toes and feet and putting them in their mouth!  Adorable.

The poor blog has been once again neglected but we hope to blog more this year.  More studio shoots with their stories and personal posts also.


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Keita’s 5th Birthday Party

This birthday has been in the planning stages for quite some time.  Ever since Frozen became every little girls favourite movie.  I enlisted the help of a friend (Camilla Greening) who is fantastic with party planning, desert table set up, party everything.  She really should do this professionally but at this time has chosen to take things slowly (but if you would like her contact details let me know, her portfolio is crazy good!).  I knew I didn’t want to do the cliche Frozen party but I wanted to make it sparkly and pretty to suit our little princess Keita.  So of course I headed to Pinterest for some inspiration and this is what we ended up with!  I have been asked where we got certain things so vendors are listed below.

If you would like your child’s birthday party photographed, email us on for our hourly rate which includes digital images taken of the day.frozen birthday partykids birthday party sydneystoryboard033storyboard027storyboard024storyboard023storyboard028storyboard029storyboard026storyboard021storyboard022storyboard030storyboard031Cakes: White cake made through a friend of a friend, Blue and Grey by me

Honeycomb balls: Lambert and Lord

Background: Tinsel curtain x2 (could even go 3) from Shindigs.  Photography backdrop stand to hold it in place.

Lollies: Candy Bar Sydney 

Lolly jars: Camilla and my own

Cookies:  The Well Read Cookie

Chocolates: Aldi unwrapped in covered in printable

Cupcakes: through a friend (contact me for details)

Chocolate covered Oreos: Camilla

Macarons:  Dominique (up and coming pastry chef, contact me for details)

Cake topper: Camilla had purchased this for another party but hadn’t used it.  She brought it along the day of the party and it fit perfectly.  “This is the best day ever” is one of Keita’s most used phrases!!