Friday 30 August 2013


" a portrait of my children once a week, every week, in 2013"

he - sunshine and fresh air are good for his soul
she - bathed in birthday candle light

inspiring me last week were  Fuga's Prism, Lamb Loves Fox,  she had us at hello and alight

Sunday 25 August 2013

Weekly stills - the 5 star Sydney edition

A certain little lady will celebrate her eighth birthday later this week.  She didn't want a big party with all her school friends, which to be honest, suits us just fine, as a little house + lots of giggling girls doesn't really equal fun (for mum and dad anyway).  She did however, have one request.  A night in the big city at a "5 star hotel".   She really is my kind of girl.  Never fear, there will be a small party with our family this weekend to celebrate that wonderous day eight years ago when a little angel joined our world.
1. On the train from Newcastle to Sydney
2. Getting acquainted with the 5 star bed
3. How lucky would you be to go to work every day on a Sydney ferry?
4. Safety first
5. Not ready to leave Luna Park
6. Bright lights
7 & 8. The view down toward the Harbour Bridge and the famous sails of Sydney Opera House.
Playing along with Emily at The Beetle Shack

Saturday 24 August 2013


" a portrait of my children once a week, every week, in 2013"

he - playing it cool in the big city
she - hamming it up at Luna Park

loving from last week - jane mabel, everything to someone, mommyhood by grace and a time to create

Sunday 18 August 2013

Weekly stills

I have been working to improve my photography a lot of late.  I have so much to learn, but I have finally found my "thing".  It feels good to have something to be passionate about.  But sometimes, in all the rush of life, I forget to pick up the camera.  So, in the interest of making myself take the time to do something I really enjoy, I thought I would join in a weekly stills group.   Here goes.

1.  We all need to remember this at times.
2.  This pillow makes me happy
3.  Rockabilly rocks
4.  Flowers from poppy
5.  All alone for now
6.  Keeping the bed warm

Here's hoping you all enjoy a lovely week ahead.

linking up with the weekly stills at The Beetle Shack

Saturday 17 August 2013


" a portrait of my children once a week, every week, in 2013"

he - needs a haircut
she - catching sea critters

my favourites from last week include
living, loving, laughing
monkey and squirrel
grow create capture
pink Ronnie

Friday 16 August 2013

Hooray for pupil free day

Sometimes in amongst all the soccer training, physie comps, work, school, homework, housework and the general rush of life a pupil free day really does feel like a "get out of jail free" card.  And when it falls on a late winters day that really feels like spring it's way too good to just sit around at home doing more of the same.  So off to the beach we went and spent a refreshing couple of hours just wasting time.  Just what the doctor ordered.

Saturday 10 August 2013


" a portrait of my children once a week, every week, in 2013"

he - ref'd his first soccer game this week
she - can do the splits

I usually shoot in AV mode, but this week, after attending Tim Coulson's The Nursery, I shot these in manual.  I feel like there is a subtle difference to my photos, they somehow feel warmer to me.  In any case, I am quite happy with the results.

The Nursery was everything I hoped for and more.  If you ever have the chance to go, grab it!

My favourites last week:-

all in a daze
sass and spice
a bit of sunshine
a time to create

Saturday 3 August 2013


" a portrait of my children once a week, every week, in 2013"

he - listening to the lyrics of Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall, he couldn't quite believe it
she - meeting the newest member of Nanny's family, Abbi

my favourites from last week include
my curly boy
little love
the night bakery
this little port