This fabulous Irish family wanted to capture some visual reminders of a wonderful few years of living with the kids in Sydney before relocating back to their homeland in Ireland.
Strickland house and Milk Beach was a perfect location for capturing that quintessentially Sydney landscape of beach, harbour, city and bridge.
An early morning winter stroll on the beach with the little ones…is there a better way to start your Sunday?
I love it when a client brief comes together. This lovely local family had a clear vision of capturing their passion for the surf on an early morning dawn shoot down at the beach.
It a truly a joy to be out and about at this time of the day. I do love a lie in under my cosy warm doona on a chilly winter’s morning but give me a family to photograph in dawn light and i’m out of bed quicker then lightening.
Its only taken me three months but finally i’ve edited the photos from our last trip in the truck up to Carnarvon Gorge in Queensland.
The map of this trip and the places we visited is at the end of this post. Highlights were staying on the Stock’s Farm in Bathurst, an amazing free river camp near Mudgee, Lightening Ridge for the Easter Festival, an all day trek into Carnarvon Gorge and fabulous camping at Takkarakka with a number of other wonderful likeminded families, a week in Byron Bay with my sister and Paul’s folks (no photos unfortunately as too busy loving their company) and the roadtrip back down the coast to Kiama.
Three weeks of the Gosney family doing what we love best…road tripping and exploring the great outdoors. This is what I call The Good Life.
Note the many photos of the boys in their daggy flannelette kmart pyjamas. The kids love jumping out of bed in the early morning sun to explore their new surrounds. This always happens before breakfast, hence no caffeine in the bloodstream, hence lack of coherent thought required to dress children appropriately for the day’s activities. Yet it is by far the best time for photos in the soft morning light with happy independent kids interacting with the natural world, not begging for the ipad or tired whining about this or that. The sweetest memories come at this time of the day so I guess I just need to buy slightly less daggy jimjams next holidays.
There is no bigger ‘aha’ moment I think then when you have kids of your own and you finally realise how completely and utterly amazing your own parents were and are. It is really a special thing to have your Mum by your side on those early weeks of a newborn in the house and I felt very lucky to be able to capture this time for my dear friends.
Catching the final sighs of Autumn colour in the Blue Mountains.
Exploring new (for me!) and exciting family photography locations with dear friends. I’ve photographed these guys enough times now that it is a bit like slipping on a pair of comfy slippers and just letting the story unfold.