Enjoy your Mothers Day

Enjoy your Mothers Day

Some memories are kept with us through the stories we tell and the images we make, others just can't be removed. Like sneaking into the kitchen, me and a small helper to put plates on a tray. Add some juice, toast (probably badly buttered), and a bent pre-loved piece of paper with a drawing lovingly scrawled across it and off to "surprise" mum. Though I'm sure the noise made by a 2 year old being quiet woke her long ago...

The only thing wrong with breakfast in bed are the crumbs. Sorry, but they scratch and you can never find them all until you're ready to go to sleep 16 hours later. There are a few exception days of the year though that it just really doesn't matter...

The blog is back....

The blog is back....

With changes in hosting, web design platforms, updating social media platforms (like the Facebook page) and generally keeping busy the blog pages have been in hiding for a while.

There are posts that have, over the years, been written on different forums and blog servers. I'll start bringing those back under one roof for those interested in poking around news from long ago. 

Much older posts for a while will have...

Friends for life

Such a delight when a small hand holds yours and "helps" stepping over the big sticks, to walk over to a spot for her photos. Next it was her bear, and time to read together. Just a little bit of "Aaawwww..."

Sometimes I just smile with my camera up to my eye, framing a scene that I know is going to be gorgeous up large and proud in a lounge room soon. There were many, but this example just seemed to sum up the day - like two inseparable friends together forever...

If you're out with your young ones and looking to find spots for gallery style portraits choosing the right light starts first, and for younger children earlier morning works just fine - best for the mood in the images we create, and often best for the mood in them ;) Next always comes the "frame" - finding the canvas backdrop if you like, to place them in. Mix in some patience (OK, LOTS of patience at times) and gentle chats about this's and that's.... and we're heading in the right direction.

Soraya was a delightful young star of this session, bringing her parents along also of course for some other lovely artworks that I'm sure will be treasured far into her future.

And as for her bear.... well his story and adventures will be something to hear in years to come I'm sure :)

- David.