One of the things that struck me when I started a family was my sudden ability to connect with strangers. I'm a super awkward person, so being able to laugh about how shit things were, with people I did and didn't know, felt pretty liberating. "I'm so tired I cry when I can't buy my regular sandwich", I'd confide. They'd respond, "I haven't slept next to my husband for 3 years". Such is life in the parenting club.Read More
Once upon a time, a bullrider fell in love with a campdrafter at the Great Western Hotel. They got married, had a little girl, then a boy and started building their dream life in the hills near Dululu. They trucked in a little house and put a verandah on it so they had somewhere to enjoy an afternoon beer (because the sunsets are worth watching out here). They made a veggie garden - which is now overflowing with zucchini and pumpkin, and they're working on building a cubby house for that little boy and girl to play in.Read More
Family sessions like this one are my favourite. With everyone still in their work clothes looking wild and our pockets full of snacks, we set out in search of some sweet light. At first, Tyson was stuck on the grader (they're building a shed) so we used the opportunity to get some shots of Pip with her girls.Read More
One of the best things about my job (apart from meeting cool families) is discovering new parts of London. One Tree Hill Park is named after an oak tree that Queen Elizabeth I sat under one time in the 1600s. It's literally half an hour walk from my door and I never knew it existed until last week.Read More
There's a kind of mania in new-baby homes that already have kids. It’s a bit like the morning after a wedding: some guests are feeling worse for wear, others are still going crazy and there's this sense that something special has happened and (mostly) everyone is very in love.
Welcome to the crazy house Stellan — you are one delightful bambino.Read More