Yesterday, Anthony and I had the privilege of photographing Wes, Heidi and their newborn, son Chase (11 days old) along with Archie, his big brother.
Chase was wide-eyed and alert, perfectly tiny and just gorgeous. Our first newborn baby shoot for the year, Wes and Heidi were gracious and incredibly patient as we rearranged cushions, blankets and beanies.
Meeting Chase, who is only just encountering the world and beginning his journey of life, helped me reflect on what a precious gift it is.
“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.”
- Mother Teresa
Tim and Eliza who met in Scotland, had a wonderful and intimate wedding, last weekend. Planning a wedding from overseas is a task I wouldn’t want to tackle, but Tim & Eliza, with the help of their friends did an amazing job! The day went smoothly and without a hitch. Even the weather co-operated and held out long enough so that we had a great time with the bridal party taking photos around Canterbury Gardens!
A favourite moment of the wedding was when Tim played his Ukulele and sang a song he had written for Eliza at the reception.
This photoshoot is a little special, as its actually Archie’s birthday today – he turns one !! We took some shots inside and outside in his cubby house. He is quite a serious little fella but has a great smile :)
Over the weekend, I took a drive out to Noojee to take some landscape photos. It was quite a nice drive and the rain cleared about 10 minutes after I arrived – great timing !
Named after the aboriginal word meaning ‘contentment’ or ‘place to rest’, Noojee is a picturesque town nestled on the banks of the Latrobe River in Gippsland. Early European prospectors and tin miners first settled in the area during the mid–1860s and were soon followed by farmers and timber workers.
Population approximately 140
125 kilometres east of Melbourne
Here are 5 photos that I have processed so far – More will be loaded of the Noojee Trestle Bridge and Tooronga waterfalls
Had the great privilege of visiting my friends Eric and Rebecca and having a baby photoshoot with little Benedict. He is such a cute boy with a great smile, full of energy and expression! Hope you guys enjoy the photos – here is a sneak preview.
Chinese New Year, Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It is commonly called “Lunar New Year”, because it is based on the lunisolar Chinese calendar. (Source: Wikipedia)
Here are some photos from the festivities in Melbourne.