Our little one, at 14 days!
(… And a kitten who’s feeling a little jealous of the new arrival!)
It is with great excitement that Alex & I announce the birth of our daughter Arlette Rosalie Mary Dewar. Born on the 15th July, weighing 6 pounds 7.
As some of my lovely clients know, it was a rough pregnancy and our little one had a rocky start to this world, requiring a short stay in Special Care. Affectionately nicknamed “Diva”, Arlette already has us wrapped around her little finger and is slowly learning the demands of being a photographer’s daughter!
Ask any baby photographer and most will say, that posing and taking photographs of your own baby is not easy. I found it almost impossible! I started out with so many ideas that I wanted to do, dreamed up so many beautiful images while I was pregnant. Forgetting my own number one rule with newborns. THEY decide what images they want of themselves! So with this in mind I let Arlette practically posed herself, I just gently persuaded in some areas of course
I remain on Maternity leave, however we look forward to returning to the studio to continue capturing beautiful memories for our clients very soon! In the meantime, here is the start of many images – our dear Arlette in her first week xx
Happy New Year! We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! The blog was very quiet during 2014 and this is something that will be change in 2015!
To kick of the New Year here is a beautiful little girl captured in the new studio! We have some exciting changes coming to Iris Creations and look forward to sharing the news over the coming weeks… x
A little late posting this month’s installment of Project 11/11, but better late than never!
To see August’s installment of this project please visit HERE:
The project was inspired by El Hogan’s 10/10 project. The theme for the project is a quote El found:
“The days are so long, but the years are so short”
Tuesday 11th September 2012: We had the usual early start to the day, the boys were playing, Papi sat in his super-dooper chair that is a source of entertainment for the boys. (it has a remote and goes up and down and up and down!) After breakfast it was time to get ready for school and walk Eman. Ash & I went to the shops with the idea to get a hot-dog if he was a good boy for the doctors. He was. But unfortunately for him we got the call that Papi had to be rushed back to hospital after a few health issues following is knee replacement. So off we went in a taxi to pick up Papi and get him off to Emergency… We attempted to get Ash his hot-dog at the hospital cafeteria, however the man didn’t understand the concept of a sausage in bread (AKA Bunnings sausage sizzle) and Ash was presented with a toasted sauce sandwich. Although he did eat it! (ETA: after a dramatic evening Papi was fine! Ash got an ice-cream at lunchtime to make up for the missing hot-dog and rather odd sandwich!)
We returned home, the light streaming in the kitchen window was glorious so I took a few frames of my beloved flowers and herbs (there is nothing like a lot of green growing in the sunlight!) We chased the poor cats for cuddles and after collecting Eman from school we played outside in the sunshine before our friends “Blayton” and Miss C came for dinner, a footspa and music games.
About Project 11/11
I am guilty of not taking enough images of my children. I did in the early years, hundreds and hundreds of images. But soon it was “oh no mummy not a photo”. And nothing to really document our lives. Mobile phones have bigger and better cameras now, and everyone is embracing the convenience of having a camera RIGHT THERE, at every moment. So another use for this project is to capture the everyday on the BIG camera, not just the iphone. And it also gives a slight insight that is the ‘fun crazy chaos’ of raising two boys and my day as a photographer.