R.B is 80 NOT OUT! {Family Traditional Portrait Coffs Harbour Bonville}

Families come in all shapes & sizes & these guys are no exception. If I had to explain how they are all connected I would need a full page, but that is not really the point. The point is how they have made themselves a family & how they love & care for one another. This love was evident at Ron’s 80th Birthday celebrations. Ron & Peggy have been married for 57 years & their kin now span four generations. Ron is a Sawtell Cricket Club stalwart (see tie :)) & so it was decided that family photos would take place before the 50 year celebrations of the Cricket Club at Bonville Golf Resort. Although not my normal candid style of shooting I think this rainy afternoon session taught me a great deal about the importance of the traditional portrait & the commemoration of our family elders.

The Family Herbert {Family Portrait Coffs Harbour Sawtell}

You may recognise the lady in these images as photographer, Lisa Nolan 🙂  Lisa HATES having her photo taken perhaps even more than me. I am certain though that in 50 years from now when her beautiful daughters look through these frames they’ll be so glad she went to the “other side”. We’re often so self-critical we forget that for our children it is the memory we are capturing & not how good or bad our hair looked that day.

The weather was not ideal but we had already been delayed a number of times & the Herbert gang were happy enough to dance around in the rain. And we did see rain, as well as lots of wind, a cute puppy & some crazy kids up a tree in our brief time on Sawtell beach.

Thanks for being such good sports guys,

Leah oxo


Lisa - LOVE LOVE LOVE xxxx

Kylie Lawler - Wow these are beautiful and so is the family in them you should be proud of the great job Leah and lisa you should be in love as I can’t pick a fav they are all Beautiful xx

Leah - Thanks so much, Kylie 🙂

Paula Stock - Awesome photos, just perfect top photographer.