This little guy was so sweet, so snugly! Happy Monday Everyone! x
2012, what a year! In fact I feel a little exhausted thinking back on it and have been looking forward to 2013. I feel this is THE YEAR. Many of my gorgeous family and friends feel the same way, there’s something in the air and I feel this year is going to be the best ever!
Without dwelling, 2012 also had so many amazing moments. Iris Creations moved into a gorgeous new studio, and on the Photography Awards front; whilst unexpected, did extremely well, and finished off the year as a Major Open Finalist in the People & Portrait category in the International Loupe Awards. (5th place to be exact!)
And of course, my clients. I have met so many GORGEOUS new little souls, who I’ve been blessed to photograph. I used to joke about being the Melbourne Newborn Baby BOY photographer. However 2012 saw 90% (maybe even 98%!) girls! What’s in the water!??
So without further ado, meet the Babies of 2012!
I hope you enjoy x
Get prepared for a lot of new posts! Now the new website is up and looking beautiful, I can finally share some of the amazing sessions I’ve had over the last few months!
At 5:41am I received a text message from one of my favorite clients with the news that little Mr W had been born! I photographed Miss H and Mum & Dad’s GORGEOUS beach wedding in Adelaide on the 11/11/11! These are the moments of my job that are just the best. Being there for all the amazing moments in a family’s life. It’s hard not to start to feel like a ‘member of the family’! Congratulations again, He is just beautiful! 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.
Little Miss M was very lucky, her Aunty flew all the way from America to welcome her to the world! There is such a wonderful bond between sisters, and it was such an honour to be able to photograph this family together! Enjoy x