SUMMER is my favourite & my best.
[All pictures taken & edited with iphone 4]
How blessed am I to be able to spend time with families, taking photographs of the most treasured things in their lives… each other.
The beauty in this family runs far deeper than their gorgeous faces. I am so grateful I was asked to capture them together in this season of their lives.
Thank you so much, Shaumya, David, Hannelore and Nathaniel
I feel like the Summer days are slipping away as fast as their ice creams were melting in their hands this afternoon.
I’m finishing my January photo-a-day project with this image of my girls in a moment of laughter at the park this afternoon, because when I close my eyes & picture them over the month… at the beach… in the pool… running through fountains… playing with the hose… jumping on the trampoline & singing songs from high school musical…. this is how I see them.
This afternoon I finished up my day of work and walked to the pre-school & then the big school to collect both my girls and bring them home. They both looked exhausted. We walked home with the sun blaring down on us. They dragged their feet. We dragged our bags. Anouk complained that the 15 minute walk was “taking hours!”. “Are we there yet?”…. “Oh I’m so tired”…. “I’m so hungry”… “What can we have for afternoon tea?”
Then… the door opened, shoes were kicked off, bags were drop down, bowls of mango & ice-cream were consumed, clothes were stripped off & left in a trail through out the house, swimmers were put on & just like magic, the garden hose brought them back to life.
Frist day back to school. Pre-school and Grade 2. They were excited & little nervous about finding out who the kids in their new classes would be.
Thankfully the day went really well for both of them. Looking at this photo I am struck by how much they have both grown since Ava’s first day of school/kindergarten (link here). There are no blonde curls at the end of her plaits. Somewhere between then & now she lost those. With each new year there’s a little gain and a little loss.
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