I had a wee Mother's Day promotion I ran through Facebook, and invited all the mummas out there to tell me what they liked doing best with their family. I had so many wonderful entries, and it really was all the little things that shone through - snuggles/giggles/crafting/beach walks... the list was beautiful. I used a random selection application to choose a winner, and the Allan family it was! Their favourite thing was doing crafts and drawing with their two little girls. So I sat and watched them for a very quick mini doco session and caught some beautiful moments.
I'm so happy and ever grateful to have this as my first session back since Nora was born. A beautiful family and a beautiful home and a beautiful local park/beach location. We took some portraits and hung out in the back yard then wandered down to the park for a bit of tree climbing.
Riley was my last newborn baby I photographed before my baby girl was due to arrive. I had an overwhelming sense of feeling surreal while I was there as I knew that I would be holding my own new girl any day. In contrast to my own household though, it was peaceful and quiet. Mum and Dad were full of calm and pride. It felt like there was all the time in the world to soak in the newness of family life and all the love.