Hanging out with these guys on their property for the afternoon was a really welcome change from documenting little people. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love babies & toddlers but it was nice not to have to make strange noises or pull faces to get someone to look at me. Refreshingly also, nobody had to go to the toilet half-way though & no-one required a snack break 🙂 🙂 The Pades are clearly a tight tribe & they were as easy, as funny & as nice to each other as siblings should be — a little bit of a ribbing is never a bad thing.
We had a walk around the farm, checked out the dogs, the chickens, the old paddock basher & the cows, which they swore were not giving me side-eye (I know they were). We finished up with a quick trip to the beach & were greeted with the most beautiful pink skies.
If my my four grow up to be as personable & humorous as this lot I’ll be a happy woman.
Monique & Nick poured so much of themselves into their (largely) DIY wedding that they ended up founding a business in the process. When they couldn’t find the rustic wooden hire furniture they really wanted for their day Woodshop Weddings was born. The bouquets & arbour were all the work of the couple & their family & friends. The day was filled with special touches including Monique donning her mum’s wedding dress for some portraits before slipping into her own frock.
The pair’s care & eye for detail was evident for all to see. MORE evident than any of these details however was the beautiful love that Monique & Nick have for each other. It was an absolute privilege to be a part of their day.
I can not fully express how much I love documenting pregnancy & baby for the same family. Witnessing the anticipation & then the actual real-life result is a complete privilege & joy 🙂 Seeing couples being “born” themselves as parents & listening to stories of all-nighters, breastfeeding horrors & poo explosions is truly the best. As a mum of four you could probably take an educated guess that I kind of like (read LOVE) babies. I’m also pretty mad for wrapping them like baby burritos so watch out if I’m anywhere near yours 😉
Tom & Jodi are just taking the whole parenthood gig in their strides & their beautiful little girl Ruby, has landed in the exact right spot!
A beautiful walk with the Osborns & baby Emmy on a golden Winter’s afternoon. I love documenting all types & sizes of families but I definitely have a soft spot for first-time parents. There’s a real magic in watching them see everything through that little person for the first time. It’s a great reminder for those of us with lots of kids to slow down & take it all in 🙂