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.

The Family Parkin: Then there was FOUR! {Newborn Baby Coffs Harbour Sawtell}

Emma & Joel are such beautiful parents & little Indy is desperate to follow in their footsteps. Although she is currently a little too keen to cuddle, kiss, SQUEEZE, & “help” with little sister Lola, it is lovely to see that she cares so much. Our own boys were quite indifferent about their siblings when they first arrived & were much more excited once they could do “stuff”. They are now the best of friends.

It was so nice to catch up again & talk about how everybody was adjusting to the new family dynamic now that their hearts & home had grown to fit one more.

In my opinion nobody looked tired enough for there to be a newborn in the house!! 🙂


The Sisters Aboud are pretty damn CRAZY! {Family Sydney}

Visiting my long time friend in Sydney is kind of like being at home with the exception that all the little people are wearing dresses & are not wrestling each other on the floor  🙂  Aleesha & I have known each other since we were toddlers & we had our children not too far apart & with similar age gaps between each. Despite the fact that her lot have a penchant for tutus & mine for Lego there is surprisingly not a great many other differences. Kids are kids, siblings are siblings. They have their own little dynamic: somebody is the leader, somebody is a bit of a perfectionist, somebody is a slob, somebody is affectionate, somebody is a tad nutty, somebody has no fear for their personal safety & somebody is generally without clothes most of the time. This is what makes shooting families, especially siblings so fun!!

My kids love to hang at the beach & to help to mow the lawn whilst Aleesha’s tribe loves their local park & Paddo shops. BUT when they are together they’re just kids being kids. Country Mice & City Mice: equally adorable & equally quirky little folk!

P.S I would be remiss if I did not mention Jazzy, the world’s most tolerant pooch.