When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses - Joyce Brothers
Jacki and I met through our four year olds. My Noah talks about her Matilda every day after an eventful session at kinder. She's the girl who gets in and plays with the boys, and its easy to see why: she has three brothers.
Loved, loved, loved photographing Jacki and Fred and their beautiful family. Not only were the kids so easy to photograph, Fred and Jacki prove
that with four children you can keep a clean and uncluttered home (even after a kids birthday party the day before), dress
your children immaculately, and be utterly calm with your children.
Yes, I am completely serious. (Jacki didn't think so, but let me stand as witness!)
Times that are most remembered are usually the ones most simple. Wintery walks with family; experiencing beautiful sights; collecting shells; picking flowers; wandering around on the sand; smelling the clean fresh air; quiet conversation... it all leads to memories that last forever.
These photos were taken almost six weeks ago, but will be remembered long after the day was over.
Do you find that the most simple experiences are the most memorable?
Do you know the best thing about being in the depths of winter? That spring is not too far away. Despite running around on the beach at zero (!!!) degrees for a little photo shoot, soon the sun will be here longer, warming our backs and faces. Shortly, we will don our shorts and remove our layers. It's so exciting! I've embraced the beanies, scarves and jackets, but am ready for them to packed away for another six months.
My five year old decided he wanted hair for warmer weather too. This week, after asking and asking, I cut it all off. It takes a couple of looks for me to remember this is my baby. But here he is. All ready for warm weather and school.
Aussie readers, are you looking forward to spring?