This guy is my sweet old soul. He's wiser than he lets on. He's more observant than anyone I know. And yet, he is a total goofball. Totally my kid.
What has become of me.. Or more accurately. Where the hell did it go!? Our dudes are four years old. We're forty. 2017 is coming and going as I write. The world, as shit as it seems to be at the moment, is still turning - for now. And for now, here is what is going on… Continue reading Time, time, time…
All but one of these images are #nofilter. Uncropped, unedited. Well, otherwise known as 'Straight Outta Camera'. It makes me happy when I get images like these. It gives me a sense of place and helps me remember the feeling you get and the memories that really matter. The crazy hot sunshine, followed by a… Continue reading Back in the Summertime
School holidays are finally, FINALLY over! Seriously. We are shattered. The beginning of term could not come fast enough! But luckily, we were blessed with some amazing weather! While we did stay here in town most of the time, we were able to sneak away for a few days and enjoy some love from the… Continue reading Oh the Holiday Snaps!
Oh painting. We love it. We hate it. Or rather I just hate cleaning up. But somedays it's just a must. I am happy to say, the boys still love these paints! Soon after this though, we moved onto watercolours. Those boys are ambitious with their art! x
Over these school holiday - which did drive us all a bit mental - I've been thinking about how I photograph. How I photograph life, our family, our experiences, and ways to really start making this more than a hobby again. I was lucky enough to start photographing weddings at the Wellington Zoo! It is such an… Continue reading Another trip to the Wellington Zoo and photographing your children
We've started a few new traditions as the season progresses. New advent calendar activities. Making heaps of things by hand, and of course, buying handmade things. And always, the elusive "In front of the Christmas Tree" portrait. Oh well. One day… Continue reading More Handmade Christmas Goodness!
Somedays, time never seems to more forward. Days and days of tantrums, neverending laundry, endless dishes after a dinners barely anyone eats. The constant cycle of repetitive daily life. And then you realise, my children are a year older! Three! 3! Holy moly! How is it that while life seems to stand still, we all get older… Continue reading Happy Birthday to my 3 Year Olds!
Let the kids decorate the tree, they said. It'll be fun, they said. Actually, it was fun! They loved it! After they hung 90% of the ornaments in the lowest three branches of the old van Hulst family tree, we finished up our Christmas cards. And after they were in bed, 80% of the… Continue reading Getting Christmas Ready!