Natalie & Jarrod were excitedly expecting the arrival of their first baby a few weeks ago. They had no idea what gender this baby was but everyone knew how loved this baby really was. I am so pleased to announce that the adorable Isabelle Charlotte was born in the last couple of weeks and I am sure it is hard for Natalie & Jarrod to even imagine life before she made it earthside. I think that’s just one of the reasons why I have been loving doing maternity shoots lately. It is such a special time and really does go so quickly and then you are holding that baby in your arms and you try and remind yourself that this perfect little human was actually on the inside of their mother’s body. What an absolute miracle it is!! This particular little girl is going to be surrounded by so many people that love her and also surrounded by the most beautiful stylish toys, clothes, decor and pretty much everything! Her mum Natalie is the amazing woman behind Love In October that I have worked with on a few projects. She has such amazing style and you can check out her work on her blog here. Congratulations Natalie & Jarrod. I can’t wait to watch your daughter grow.
Our little ray of sunshine turned two today! It’s really quite hard to believe it. She is such a star in our lives and amazes us everyday with how much she has developed. She is talking so much now (well she is our child and anyone who knows Aaron and I knows we talk……a lot!) She is just growing up before our eyes. Somedays we look at her and look at each other and remark that “she looks so much older today”. I guess it’s inevitable but as a parent you don’t want it to happen too quickly!! Everyday seems to bring more excitement for us and for her. She loves talking in the third person which amuses us so much. “April’s milky time!” after dinner and a bath, “April watch Play School” at 9:30 am, “April read books” to which we reply “Yes darling lets read some books” which is always quickly followed by April saying “two, three, four books!!” She loves her collection of animals that have their own house in her room, her babies are her other favourite friends and of course “April loves cake!” (well most food really) What a special day today has been marking the two years since April joined us earthside and of course she had a wonderful day because there was cake!
April, how can we ever explain the joy you bring us? It really is impossible. Thank you for being a part of our family. We waited so long for you and you are so deeply loved…….a love that can never be measured. Happy 2nd birthday darling girl xxx
I just had to get these photos posted today as the tiny little man inside Lai-Wan’s belly actually went home from the hospital today after making an early entrance into this world. “littLE” had been his nickname through the pregnancy but we all now know him as Ethan. I got to meet him yesterday and have cuddles and he is the sweetest little guy. I am so thrilled for Lai-Wan & Phu and everyone will be able to see from these photos how excited they were about getting to meet their son. I am so honoured to call these two friends and can’t wait to watch Ethan grow up with such wonderful parents. Congratulations on being a stunning pregnant woman Lai-Wan and for bringing gorgeous Ethan into this world.
One of the highlights of photographing a wedding are the location photos, with the bridal party all together and the bride and groom just getting to hang out together as husband and wife! That is always such a cool thing to get used to saying…”my husband” & “my wife”. Vicky and Andrew were married at Old Government House at the top of the botannical gardens in the city. Of course that means there were so many opportunities for photos around the venue and the gardens. Vicky had been so very organised and had sent through some photos to me of images that she had seen that she liked and some of those included confetti. It looks so great in the photos and I have to acknowledge all the hard work that Vicky went to actually making the confetti herself! It was worth it!! They are some of my favourite photos of the day! Please enjoy checking out part two of Vicky and Andrew’s wedding day. Thanks so much Vicky and Andrew for alowing me to share in your wedding day. It really is a privilege to know that you chose me to capture your wedding day. I look forward to photographing other milestones in your lives xx
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Old Government House www.ogh.qut.edu.au
Flowers : Kate Dawes katedawesflowerdesign.com.au
Celebrant: Natasha Lewis www.natashalewis.com.au
Music: Nathan Seiler rushentertainment.com.au/entertainment.
Photo Booth: In The Booth www.inthebooth.com.au
Vicky and Andrew were married on a rainy day earlier this month. There have been a few wet weekends of late but the weather certainly didn’t dampen the atmosphere of this celebration. Vicky was amazing and took it all in her stride when the ceremony was moved indoors due to the weather. She looked absolutely stunning as I am sure everyone agrees! Her flawless skin, her amazing figure…..what a gorgeous woman she is and as a bride she was positively glowing! And I must mention that Andrew looked very handsome as well! I had been so looking forward to photographing Vicky and Andrew’s wedding after having a blast with them on their portrait shoot a few months ago. You can check out those photos here. Vicky and Andrew had so many people travel a really long way to share in the celebrations of their wedding. I am sure they will all agree that these two are meant to be together forever. What a beautiful union they have. Stay tuned for part 2 of Vicky and Andrew’s wedding.