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Friday’s Favourites {Brisbane Photographer}

Life is busy, and everyone is feeling it. The days just roll into weeks and the weeks into months. I can’t help feeling that time is traveling so much quicker then it did five years ago, but I know it’s not. Rather, I’ve come to the conclusion the days are just fuller. As I grow older, my obligations seem greater – with three kids, a husband, a household and a mountain of work to boot, there is always something occupying my mind; a distraction to the present. I’m trying to live life for the now, but it’s hard. Life can be hard. The obligations to your children, your friends or your client’s are ever present.

Yes there are days I struggle with the now, always looking to the future or  thinking about the past. But, to my defence, there are days when I make it my mission to spend a moment within moments. These are the days when I breathe the smell of a freshly washed toddler  knowing there isn’t a smell more beautiful in the world, or listen unnoticed to sounds of a sweet little girl talking endlessly to herself and realise this will not last forever. My heart will skip a beat when my boy walks past and tenderly leans in to give his youngest sister a kiss because I know there will come a time when the kiss will turn into a kick. Life is made up of many moments – hundreds a day. Some worthy of forgetting but many worthy of notice. Life  is full of extravagance…we want the very best of everything because somehow that’s what life has become; there are stresses to achieve and deadlines to meet and there is no getting away from this, but sometimes the simple things, and the simple moments make it all worth it.

It was my birthday on Monday just past – another year older; another year wiser as they say. The reasons for my thoughts of life comes from feeling as though I celebrated a birthday last month and where in the world did the past 12 months go. Now, I didn’t have any extravagant party and that’s just fine with me.  I celebrated with a little afternoon tea, the day before, with four perfect little people and someone who I can now officially call my best friend for more then half my life.

Life was good that afternoon. We sang, we ate cake, and we laughed. I can honestly say I lived that moment and I hope to live many more like it.

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Friday’s Favourites {Brisbane Baby Photographer}

Scarlekk“, quietly exits her lips as she promptly kisses a picture she has found in my room. “Mwwwwaaaah”.
Guess who is coming to visit soon?
Scarlekk!” “Scarlekk!”, she squeals as she anticipates the arrival of her little friend. It’s been weeks since they’ve seen each other and Willow can hardly contain her excitement at their soon to be encounter.
The hours tick by until it’s time. She jumps up and down with anticipation, singing with joy as she watches Lily run to Aunty Natalie’s car.
S-C-A-R-L-E-K-K!!
Look who it is Willow“, I tell her as Natalie  hands Scarlett to me. I fight for my cuddle but it is useless trying to have her to myself, even for a moment. I lean down and put Scarlett on the floor. Willow pops down to her level, leans in as she tries staring into Scarlett’s eyes and  ever so gently, promptly lands a kiss on her lips.
Scarlekk” she says as she leans in for another kiss. The smile that lights up her face says it all. She has missed her little friend.

They played. They hugged. They kissed; Willow kissed more. Scarlett preferred to smile and coo. For an hour Willow wanted nothing more then to play as she shared her toys as much as any toddler can; and to cuddle and kiss but all in a smothering kind of way. It was as beautiful sight as one can witness. I wanted it to last forever but by the time I picked up my camera, the love had worn thin and there was nothing left to witness.

As she waved goodbye to Scarlett, Willow gently put her hands to her lips and blew her one last kiss, “Bye Scarlekk“.  She then stared up at me planting one cheeky little grin my way, knowing my camera was sitting where I left it, despondent at its failed attempts to capture a perfect moment.

Next time…

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Lachlan {Brisbane Newborn Photographer}

Little babies always let me know what they like when I get to know them at our session. Sometimes, they like to keep their little fingers curled up just so, or are more content on their tummies. Some like to turn their heads in a certain direction and some like their legs nice and straight, just like Master Lachlan. He was a pike breech baby who was most content with his teeny little feet right up beside his head. Every now and then, he would stretch and straighten a little leg; reminiscing I suspect about the days of old. He was delightful in every way, and I very much enjoyed our cuddles.

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