Back in April, I spent a lovely, overcast afternoon with these two gorgeous souls. Even when it began to drizzle, these two didn't let it get to them. They even agreed to some fence jumping so we could make the most of the glorious flat light. So Lisa & Lachlan, thank you so very much for your brave attitudes and sweet spirits. You made these photographs.
"And at once, he was absolutely all of me."
What a privilege to be asked by the wonderful Christopher Morrison & his beautiful wife, Evi to photograph their son. I must admit, photographing for another photographer was actually pretty nerve wracking to begin with, but I had little to worry about because tiny Xavier was a total dream, and the love that bounces off Chris & Evi made my job easy. As I typed that out I thought 'how cliche, write something else'. But you know what? It's true. And I am just so excited to watch them fall even more in love with Xavier day by day.
Thank you to you both for inviting me to be the one to capture the love as it is now; so fresh, so raw and in complete abundance.
"The simple things in life are often the most extra-ordinary."
Beautiful Schultz family, you were wonderful. And not just because we share the same last name. They reminded me that family sessions don't always have to be perfectly co-ordinated and in a far away location. They can be simple. And in fact, it's probably better like that.
Happy Wednesday, X
Phew. Long post. I actually tried to cull these photos in order to make a smaller post with more of just the highlights but honestly, I truly love all of this gallery. I know I talk about it every time but really, families are just so special. Like weddings, the love captured at family shoots is natural. Interaction, cuddles, playing, it's what makes the photographs so beautiful.
This divine family flew all the way in from Perth the day before our shoot. On the day, everyone was a little frazzled but it was nothing some coffee and dancing couldn't fix. We spent the hour in some beautiful Adelaide city gardens chasing Lily (and Lily chasing River). Also side note just now: the children's names are Lily & River. Another reason this is a favourite family shoot to date. River!
Thank you Butler family, hopefully this isn't the last time I spend a morning with you wonderful people.
Much love X