Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The smallest things


A child mesmerizes at the smallest of things; the smallest of details are a mystery to them. Hence their curiosity, persistence and admiration.
It is beautiful to spend time with the children in your life, seeing their faces light up with enjoyment when you do something silly or when they are simply enjoying your presence.

Children are free beings who don't want to give up this right: freedom. Kneeling down to play, help or instruct a child makes me feel so lucky to be alive. To be part of their world is to have no limits of what can be achieved; imagination can take you anywhere you want to go.



Monday, September 1, 2014

20th Wedding Anniversary Photo Shoot

I was 17 years old when my eldest sister got married. It was our first major event in our new country and I remember being so proud of being part of it :). Back then I remember wanting to give her and my brother in law something special for their wedding, however I was still in high school and wasn't able to.

So for their upcoming 20th wedding anniversary I thought it would be a good idea to create some beautiful memories for them. We went to a lovely little park nearby and had a lot of fun posing and photographing.

Wishing them health, happiness and many more years together!



Monday, August 18, 2014

Nine months in the making - part 9

Over seven months have past and Haya will soon be a little toddler. Her eyes are captivating and her parents are still the only world she knows. She makes noises and grabs things; I'm sure her parents melt every time she smiles at them :).


Book week project

In preparation for Book Week, we've been arranging costumes for our little ones to wear, so I thought it would be a good idea to do mini photo shoots of the children from my daughter's class.
Many mums do a lot of volunteer work with our little ones, so I thought it would be a good way to give back a little memento of this special week.

The kids (and I) had so much fun and were so cooperative, it was unbelievable. :) We headed to our local library where there were lots of open shade, trees and green areas. The inside of the library proved to be great too! Here are some (but not all) of my favourite shots :D


Monday, July 28, 2014

Sam and Bella

What a fun and inspiring weekend this was!
Through our daughter we've met so many great parents; our circle of friends keeps on growing. Her class is no different; we've met some amazing families and we are now a great little community.

Yesterday I had the privilege of photographing some of these amazing people: Sam and Bella, a special mother and daughter shoot. They are energetic, generous, fun and always full of life.
I think the best way to photograph children is by getting them to do something, and catch the smiles, laughs and gestures.
So we went to a playground and just had fun!

Photography
Photography
Photography

Monday, July 21, 2014

Nine months in the making - part 8

It is the middle of winter and it has been quite a busy time all round. The frequency of the photo shoots is turning out to be every few months, rather than every month as I originally planned.
This could be tweaked in the future but I think it's turning out to be more convenient for everyone :).

Estefania and her family popped into my home studio for their next shoot. Officially she's now over eight months, however being premature means she will be a baby for a bit longer while she catches up in her development; her parents are not complaining :).

Photography-wise the session was only about 15 mins and it is always a bit nerve wracking. But the natural light was gorgeous, and I was very happy with the results. It was a great feeling once completed and I couldn't wait start editing!

Family photography
Family photography

Friday, July 4, 2014

RIP Tia Pimpa


Today we said goodbye to a wonderful soul. She was everybody's aunty, and young at heart. A true example of devotion and care for others. If I had turned up at her house needing help, she would've cared for me like her own child.

Sometimes it feels overwhelming, to be needed and not being able to have time for yourself. But what else is there? The satisfaction of serving oneself is limited, the caring and service for others goes beyond.

Some of us make art with pictures, music, motion; others make art with their service and unconditional love for others.