This month Abby had her very first school excursion. A huge milestone for us. Its so crazy to look back at how far she has come. Considering 2 years ago I could even get a babysitter or family member to look after her. I didn't even think I would get her to go to school let alone an excursion! Now she is off in leaps and bounds, going for sleep overs, loving school and taking on new challenges with great courage. I'm so used to her making me anxious about leaving her that I still have thoughts in the back of my mind, what if she isn't ok? What if she needs me? However I am getting used to pushing those thoughts aside and allowing my new brave little girl take on the world head on. Click through to see what matters to Yana Klein this July.
This session showcases two little love birds who wanted to capture a moment in time. A milestone in their lives that celebrates their little growing love bump. Ashley and Ryan have a pretty relaxed lifestyle where they just chill out at home enjoying each others company. They have 3 beautiful fur babies, which keep life interesting. The 3 three of them were very cheeky! Ryan and Ashley told me their story of how they fell hard and fast for each other and you can't deny it, their connection is epic! Clearly head over heels for one another.
The McWilliams are dear to me. Being one of my clients from my early days in photography, I have photographed their journey from the beginning. Starting out as a young couple, Sophia approached me to capture her pregnancy with her first born. Her baby boy, little Henry came earthside soon afterwards and I captured those early newborn days together at home. 2 years later, Sophia and Mark have asked me to capture the next chapter in their lives. Baby number two!Read More
Introducing newborn baby MayaRead More
'its 3 am and they're all asleep,
no one is here to see, as we rock slowly back and forth
your looking right back at me.
Your little hand is feather light reaching up to my chin,
I hold your tiny body in my arms
as I stroke your baby skin.
This little poem resonates so much with new parents. Little Baby Lucy's newborn session was so peaceful as we watched new mama Nicole gush over her new little darling. All resting at home, feed, change sleep repeat. Something so beautiful about the first born, who gets to soak up all the attention. Life seems pretty bliss in the Carpinato household.
This month my dear Abby turned 6! It has been a big year full of firsts and big milestones. This year has been a new transition into sisterhood, starting Kindy and taking her ballet to the next level. I really wanted to make her feel special this year by organising Abby and her friends to have a pony party in celebration of her 6th birthday. Unfortunately we had to cancel due the incredible freak storm that hit and affected so many families in Sydney. Despite the major disappointment Abby still had an amazing time with her friends in an indoor play centre. Every year on all our birthdays, we get together at my mothers and have a big family dinner. Usually something simple like pizza and cake. Its something I like doing and has become a simple family tradition.
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This month I decided to take some self portraits with Dante and experiment with some shadows. The moments that matter to me this month are about the fact I am really enjoying our time alone at home. He is nearly 6 months old now and he seems to be growing at a super fast pace. I have never been so busy in my life with work and I am feeling the mummy guilt set in. I feel like he was born yesterday and already he is growing into this little personality, wanting to be on the move so so badly. Slow down my baby, don't be so eager to grow so quickly. I may blink and miss something.
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Daphne's First Birthday party in the Hills District, SydneyRead More
This post is part of a new blog circle I'm in with some amazing artists called "Moments that Matter". At the bottom of this post, please click on the link to see what also matters to Bec Stewart this month.
For me the moments that matter right now are the moments happening at home. My first born, Abby has survived her first term at Kindy. I am missing having her around so I am really appreciating having her home for the holidays. I get to see her play in the backyard with her friends and family and she is enjoying spending time with her baby brother.
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Eliza and I are cousins. She was my first Best Friend. Cousins have a special bond. we are like Sisters that don't want to kill each other. ( all though sometimes we came close). Eliza and Adam asked family to gather round for the afternoon over a good old fashioned BBQ to find out and celebrate the gender of their unborn baby. It was so special today, check out their reaction when they find out they are having a boy or a girl.
Let Kids be Kids. While editing these photos from after an afternoon playing out in the backyard. Abby looked over my shoulder. She scrunched up her nose and said she looks like a boy.
I replied ' What makes you think that?'
She observed ' I have bruises on my legs, no clothes on and I'm all dirty like a boy.'
I looked at her and thought hard.. ' You know who I think you look like?'
'who?' giving me a puzzled look.
I smiled and replied ' Abby.'
Don't get me wrong, Abby loves her horses, dress ups and adornments of pink terrible things. But she also loves to play outside, wrestle with the dogs or her mates. Isn't afraid to get dirty and is very comfortable with her body.
These stereotypical assumptions that girls like pretty things and boys like to be grubby not only start to define how children identify themselves. They are offensive to both genders.
Justine Curran - Sydney Family Photographer