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Author: Gemma

Where did that time go?

Hello people, is anyone still out there? I have been terribly neglectful of my blog, which means I must have been highly productive in other areas of life, right? Life is busy, but I am hoping to get my blogging mojo back again. I was well advised by my sister yesterday that it’s better to blog briefly, than not at all.  So here we are. A lot of photographs have happened since my last post, it was hard to know where to start with the image for this one. Rather than being overwhelmed by the task of choosing a series of images, I am going to start things slowly, with just one. This is one of my favorite pictures from a recent family portrait session. Meet Evie, a most doll-like subject. Twirling, twirling, carefree. How beautiful. See you again...

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It’s a boy! Introducing our baby Xavier

Well, where do I start….? A LOT has happened since my last blog almost 9 months ago. Mostly and amazingly, Andrew and I now have our very own bundle of joy, Xavier. From the moment we realised we were having a baby, long before we knew he was a boy and all the pains of birth were an underestimated blip in the distance – Xavier has been the focus of our lives. I could write so much, the whole process is rather mind blowing, but I’d like to really just share a few highlights in my blogging absence. 1....

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14cm – Loved from head to toe

Hello. Is anyone still here? Well. Where do I start? I have kinda fallen off my blog for the past 3 months. Sorry. But, I have some wonderful news (and a little explanation for my absence) We are having a BABY!!!!  The excitement and nerves are running high, and I am one super sleepy mum to be. Never have I felt so lucky – and SO TIRED! Our other news is, we are moving home, again. With bub’s on the way we will soon outgrow our inner city apartment. So, in October, we are shifting to a lovely 3...

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Denise, Kelvin & Byron – At Home, Melbourne

I had not yet met baby Byron. He woke up to me and my big black camera, in his room, on his special day. He woke up with smiles and plenty of curiosity. Charming. This day was Byron’s first birthday party. So, on Byron’s first birthday I wanted to capture Byron and his family just how they are, doing what they normally do, and celebrating with their loved ones. (This seems to be a re-occuring theme for me whenever I pick up my camera). We started with some family photos in the garden and before we knew it the party began. It’s pretty cool to see how much one little person can bring so many other people together. It was wonderful to meet you Byron, and your lovely Mum & Dad, and all your party guests. I hope that whenever you look at these photos that you can see just how loved you are. P.S – Denise, thanks for my Aloe Vera plant, it’s going great in my new...

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A morning at home

A few weeks ago I photographed a very pregnant Tammy. Now, Tammy is not so pregnant and ever so Mummy! Baby Leo has arrived, so what better occasion for a photo shoot? Here are a series of portraits I took of Leo, at home with his doting mum & dad, Tammy and Eric. Taking photo’s in someone’s home is wonderful. Through my camera I see their world, no backdrops, no big production. Just them. I am learning that this is my favorite way to shoot. I can’t look at these photos without feeling the love. Just love, everywhere....

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Post #39 – Happy Birthday Alex

Don’t you hate when you type up a heartfelt, revised and considered blog post, and then whooooosh it’s lost?!!!! Well, that just happened to me. So, I’ll try to rememer what line of though I was running with, or hopefully come up with something better. Surely it’s the computer universe way of telling me my words were not quite right? Yes, that must be it. It’s now way past my bedtime, but I wanted to share some images with you from a recent, very special 1st birthday. Sometimes I take my camera along with me on an outing. Other times I prefer to leave all the heavy equipment behind, I rarely regret doing so, I’m much better at it now. And, occasionally, a friend will ask me to bring my camera along. Recently my friend Maxine (with a smashed lens) asked me to bring my camera along to her daughters party. I’m really glad she asked. It’s often at times like this that I am pushed to take photos, that I am reminded of how important my photography is to me, how much I love it. Alex, what can I say about such a sweet sweet darling girl? I guess to put it into words, she lights up our lives in the way only those little people can. Happy Birthday darling Alex –...

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Happy Easter!

Its the Easter Holidays here in Australia, that means chocolate bunnies and time with friends. We were planning to go away to the coast, but as it turns out, we kind of want to just potter in our new home. Nerds, yes we are. Recently Andrew and I took a trip to Brisbane for a friends wedding, as guests (very fun!). I took my camera along, but resisted taking it to the actual wedding. So, here are a mix of shots from our fun weekend back in my old state of QLD. Oh QLD I do miss you. Wishing you and your loved one’s a super dooper happy Easter....

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Bikes and the Beach

At my new desk from my new home I am trawling through folders and folders of images. Images I am planning to blog. You see, the only hiccup with moving home is that it’s rather all consuming and things like weekly blog posts get left aside as the moving boxes swallow me up. So, I decided that some of these images from three past few months may be a little late but I really wanted to share them with you. My blog is little. Right here it’s just you and me. my small (wonderful) collection of of loyal readers. I often wrestle with what images to blog, wondering if my shots are worth blogging? What if my posts are getting repetitive? Am I sharing too much or not enough? Oh the joys of blogging. Life is full of what ifs and really they are a bit pointless. So, I say thumbs down to wondering about the what ifs and thumbs up to all the posibilities we have. Here is a mixed bag of photos from a really special trip we took with a bunch of friends, some old, some new. We went down the coast for a big muddy mountain bike race, surrounded by lots of pasta, pretty birds and some exploring on the beach. Featuring Dave, Fel, Max, Jed, Susan, Andrew, Adrian and Shirley – at Apollo...

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Before – Maternity Session

This is Tammy. A few weeks ago we caught up for a maternity session. We drank tea, we laughed and we took some photos. This is Tammy before. Before the night feeds. Before pushing the pram. Before knowing his cry from all the others. Before the rocking to sleep. Before Leo William arrived and changed their lives forever. Congratulations to Tammy & Eric on the safe arrival of their beautiful baby son Leo. Your happiness is our...

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Hey baby – its blog time again

You’re here! Yes, you, the person at the screen reading my blog. THANK YOU! I must apologise for the blog drought that has engulfed me of late, but I do have an excuse… For the past month we have been busy moving into our new home. It’s ours and and it’s totally wonderful! And… I have my own office! (more about all the new home stuff to follow) So, between the moving boxes and taking lots of photos and waiting for internet access, my blog suffered some neglect. Well neglect no more! How about I stop talking about not blogging and show you some photos? Yep. Last week I took my camera for a visit to Mark & Jess’. It’s a pretty special time in their house right now as they have very recenlty added a new sweet little bubby to the family. Featured here are bubby Levi, big brother Jet, with parents Jess & Mark. Love you guys. See you soon,...

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