angela & marty… not long to go

next month I’ll be telling the story of angela and marty’s wedding day. I won’t say much, save for the fact, that this day is going to be incredible. it will be small, intimate, and in all ways… seriously wonderful. I’ll be bringing my friend jo along, and together, we will tell their wonderful story. recently we spent the afternoon with angela & marty and got a bit more of a glimpse of how special their day will be. keep your eyes peeled… this is one you wont want to miss…

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bec… 24 weeks

there are some times in life when time just seems to stand still and you find yourself feeling as though you are actually taking the time to look at what is happening around you, and absorb what’s going on, rather than just being carried along with it, at what seems to be an all too familiar frenetic pace… last weekend we had one of those days. bec has been owed, for some time now (by me) a day of all things retro and vintage. a day to shop, wander, eat, relax, and connect. so on the weekend, with neither of our usual ‘energy factories’ in tow, we took some time out. we headed up to a favourite little novocastrian spot that we love, with the express intention of finding some great cafe fare, browsing shops for as long as was deemed necessary, maintaining un-interupted adult style conversation, and swimming in the sea. what resulted was a blissful day that seemed like it would never end… just what was needed to remind us that no matter how busy life may seem, no matter how carried away we can become with the day to day… it doesn’t take much to slow down a notch and relish in life’s experiences.

(note: bec is now 24 weeks pregnant with our third child… experiences as described above may well be few and far between from this point forward!)

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looking back… 2012

when I set out to grow this little business about a year ago, I never thought I would experience what I have so far. this year, I have been privileged to be able to spend time with some incredible people and share so many special moments… both to them, and I. I’ve shot some beautiful weddings and some incredible families. I’ve also shared some special news and special times from within my own little family… what I have taken away from this year though, is the relationships that I’ve formed, the stories that I have been able to be a part of, and in turn, been able to share. 2013 is going to be a fantastic year… with more stories to tell, weddings to experience and early on, a brand new website to share with you… I’m super excited about what’s ahead. I hope that you and your families have had a wonderful christmas and that you have a truly wonderful new year. you may have seen some of these special moments already throughout the year… but in looking back, here are some that I have found particularly special… families, weddings, babies, pregnancy, kids, mums, dads, husbands and wives…

life.

photographed.

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bec… 20 weeks

half way! sometime towards the end of the coming twenty weeks, bec will bring our third little blessing into the world and life will change, once again. I must say that I am truly enjoying quietly watching bec, addie & spencer see bec’s tummy grow (that bump is surely coming along now) and watching as the kids slowly begin to realise that there really is a brand new baby brother or sister growing in there that they we will all be able to meet… pretty soon! around here, summer has arrived with winter like temperatures, clouds, rain… and in our house, two sick little kids and a sick pregnant lady. earlier in the week though, we grabbed a bit of time and wandered down the road where we admired the sea and explored some of its shore… collected, ran, jumped, got our feet wet, created drawings on rocks and breathed in the sea air (spence may have spent considerable time in awe of a concrete truck as well)…

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bec… 16 weeks

there are so many places just around the corner from home that hold a special place and a special piece of the story of my life so far. the last time that I had some photos taken in this special little pocket of coast, was with bec, over ten years ago… when we had some of our wedding photos taken. recently, we celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary and I took a look back at some of those photos. I looked like… and felt like… just a kid (I was I suppose)! this week, bec, addie, spence & I took a little walk down there so that I could take some pics of bec… our third bub on board, at sixteen weeks. as we wandered around, I looked at our little family, what we have created over the past years, what we are creating now, and I imagined… coming back here again, in the next few years, looking back at these pictures, this little part of our story and hearing addie, spence and our next little blessing telling me how ‘back then’ they look like ‘little kids’… it is always so nice when you can take a minute, get a bit still, and have a think about where you are in your story… right now. what it looks like, how it makes you feel. here’s a little look at bec… feeling great, looking beautiful as ever, getting her energy back, excitement building… and our little kidlets. exploring, running, being near the sea… being our little story.

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rock my wedding features mike & sophs wedding…

a little while ago, I shared mike & sophie’s incredible wedding with you. it was, truly, one of the most beautiful days that I have ever been a part of. this week, mike and soph’s day has been featured on the polka dotted pages of rock my wedding… the uk’s number one wedding blog. I am honoured that these guys thought enough of mike & soph’s ‘rain kissed day’ to want to share it with their readers, share it with the world. head over and take a look around. it is seriously a beautiful, wedding filled place, a place now featuring an amazing rain filled australian wedding like no other.

also, keep your eyes peeled… I will be posting the full story of ben & belinda’s incredible wedding day here soon. it is truly special and I am looking forward to sharing it… very soon.

mike mccarthy… the lion’s share

simply put… mike mccarthy’s latest album ‘the lion’s share’ is, exceptional. in my opinion, his best album to date. big call, I know, as there are so many that I have come to love over the years. but it seems, this album just hits a spot. brilliant writing, sensational playing, and produced exceptionally. if you haven’t picked it up yet, you can do so over here… you will not be disappointed. mike & his wife sophie along with kris, benny & miles have been touring to release ‘the lion’s share’, and on the weekend, they came home. home, that is… to avoca. mike’s stomping ground. tucked away in the beautiful avoca beach picture theatre on friday night, supported by mikes mate dan hannaford we were all able to experience mike releasing this piece of work. bringing it home. sharing… ‘the lion’s share’.

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