Poppy Princess Elsa Batman (apparently this is her new name 🤷🏻♀️) has a virus the poor chook, the worst cough especially when laying down. Luckily though, she loves going to the Doctor and medicine so she thinks today was a great day out 😂🤦🏻♀️
Wells-Next-the-Sea, October 2017. I hope I always remember she collected shells and pretended they were a family of puppies, that she got sand in all of her sandwiches and that the sea was never too cold for her 💙 #alicebirdie#2yearsold
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. | Marianne Williamson
How many photos do you have on your phone? At the last count, mine numbered in the hundreds and I bet, like me, you can lose up to an hour flicking through them and getting all misty-eyed at how much your children have grown, or laughing at a funny moment or a cute pose. These memories of your people are precious, irreplaceable, necessary. But where are the photos of you? You are the beating heart of the unique, crazy chaotic unit that is your family. You are necessary, irreplaceable and precious to those little people you have made. And when they are grown (or at least a little bigger than they are now) they too will want to look through photos of you and feel nostalgic about certain moments in time, or laugh at memories made.
I'm taking bookings for my Autumn family photography sessions now and I'd love the honour of creating some of those special memories for you. If you'd like some fun, natural family photographs contact me today via my facebook page or website.
More information on my Autumn sessions can be found in my bio link
A flying visit to the South Gippy hills today... #werkwerkwerk 🤓📷 Grateful for grandparents who live by the sea, families who entrust me with their precious newborn hazy memories (and the fact they too live South Side, so said grandparents can actually do the childminding and mummy can actually do the work! South Side clientele are always welcome 💁🏻) Grateful too for living in the best pocket of green countryside this side of Texas, with little gems like
The beauty of working freelance means the ability to work at coffee shops, go travelling, go to your kid's school functions and *insert other stereotypical nomadic life point here*. The flip side, which isn't often discussed, is the constant need to Hustle. Irregular income. Isolation.
I love what I do, but I'm often asked by mums on their maternity leaves whether they should just quit their office jobs and work from home. Instagram is a great way of seeing how others live, but I think it's so important to lay a more well rounded truth out there. I'm able to go on frequent trips and take time off not because of my masses of income from my freelance work (hahaha), but because we have a decent family income. Everyone's paths are different, I would hate to sell someone this lifestyle falsely.
Photo of @the_tantrum_times as we strolled around Southbank leading our freelance lifestyles ;)
World Food Day 🌎
Yesterday I was scrolling through my facebook feed, and this video popped up celebrating World Food Day. Image after image flashed by; chocolate cake, gourmet meals, fancy deserts... •
World Food Day should be a platform for raising awareness. I don't want to celebrate the gluttony of food; I want to talk about food waste, I want to talk about hunger, I want to talk about how obesity and malnutrition are existing side by side. 'The world produces enough food to feed everyone. Yet the number of people who are hungry has risen for the first time in a decade, to more than 815 million. •
On World Food Day, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) calls upon everyone to invest in food security with a view to change the future of migration.
By working towards Zero Hunger - Sustainable Development Goal 2 – we can tackle many of the issues that cause forced displacement, and generate social and economic progress and environmental sustainability.'
When you cheekily wait for the perfect moment to throw your little brother's 'Bear' over the balcony and down into the garden bed from the second floor. That look she gives he older brother is perfect... It says to me ' I beat you, this is my moment of glory' 😂 #lifeunmadeworkshop
Nu op The Mompany: 3 gouden carrière tips voor moeders die weer aan het werk gaan. Lexie gaat vandaag voor het eerst naar de crèche (😩) en ik heb zo vaak getwijfeld of ik wel voor een carrière wilde gaan. Voor Sebas leek dit zo vanzelfsprekend, terwijl ik weleens huilend heb geroepen dat ik het allemaal even niet meer wist. Toch ben ik blij dat ik heb doorgezet. Lexie gaat naar een fantastische opvang, ze heeft fijne leidsters en ik heb m'n handen vrij. Wel vind ik het belachelijk dat kinderopvang zo bizar duur is. Hier moet Nederland echt iets gaan doen. Wie is het met me eens? Ben benieuwd naar jouw verhaal. Heb je bewust gekozen om thuis te zijn? Streef je een carrière na of heb je een goede balans gevonden? Alle tips zijn welkom. PS: ik heb er ook een vlog over gemaakt, link in bio 😊😘📷 @simplystph
Slow autumn days in the woods are probably my favourite. After spending so much time away from here during the summer I'm looking forward to spending a bit more time here now that autumn has arrived. Our morning walks are a bit like returning to school after the summer break as we start to bump into old friends that have we haven't seen for awhile. It's a time to catch up and chat about what we have all been up to and on the rare days where it's just me and Rufus, a time to relax and take stock and make plans for the year ahead 🍁
Emily and Una ❤️
I love photographing mothers with their children. There is such a great power in the way they communicate. Each gesture means so much.
I've been following @bonjourmoon IG account for a long time now and I am enchanted by Kerrie's words over and over again. There is so much poetry in Kerrie's motherhood. You should read her writing!
Loving all this gorgeousness and fall feels. Who would guess that we are back in triple digits here in San Diego! Mini session dates have been released & I only have a few spots left for my 10/38 & 11/4 dates. Email for details. Stephanidennis.email@example.com
@_dylangonzalez_ @averybabee little sissy
I made this cutie cake stand for the gorgeous Shanti of @fromthewild.com.au for her to display her drool-worthy vegan cakes. It's fun to get commissions for pieces I don't often get a chance to make 🤸🏻♀️