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Sunny Winter’s Day | Sydney Portrait Photography

I headed up to the central coast to meet up with this gorgeous family for their most recent family portrait session.  It was one of those perfect winters day – clear skies, crisp air which gradually warmed up to t-shirt weather.  We met up at Umina Beach and headed in to the park to start off, the kids went a little crazy running around the place, climbing everything and hiding through the maze.  They managed to stay still for a few moments so we could get them all in one place and get some photos of everyone together.

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It was such a great opportunity to get some photos of 3 generations together, so we made sure that each of the kids had a photo taken with their mum and also one with mum and their grandmother.  This young lady is growing up so quickly, it’s hard to believe it’s the same girl I met when I first took their photos three years ago!

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The twins are a study in contrasts.  Sean is the calm, quietly confident one with bursts of cheekiness and an irresistible smile.

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Hayley on the others hand, is an absolute firecracker.  Her thoughts and words come out a mile a minute and her enthusiasm for everything just boils over.2014-09-11_0003

Thank you for letting me photograph your family again, it’s so lovely to see a family grow and watch the personality’s of your kids develop over the years!


Letters to my Daughters ~ August

Dear Emily.  You had your second birthday this month and are growing up so quickly!  We had a very small birthday celebration for you while 3 of your grandparents were in town.  There were lots of presents and you got to eat a whole cupcake, although you weren’t impressed with the overly sweet frosting and turned the thing upside down so you could just eat the cake part.

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The end of the month was a bit hard for you as you were hit with croup which made you utterly miserable for a week or so.  Luckily we got on to it quickly and you recovered ok.  Around the same time you had a massive word explosion though and you are still coming out with several new words every  day.  You’ve even developed a bit of a lisp as you try and get the words out faster than your mouth can handle.  It’s lovely being able to have simple conversations with you and hear you express yourself.

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With the weather improving, we have been able to get out to the park again which you are loving.  You are interacting with us and others so much more these days.  We had a fun  game of chasings around the park which had you peering out from behind equipment and giving us the most gorgeous cheeky grins. Your caring nature is shining out more and more, you are a beautiful, helpful, cuddly little girl.

Dear Sophie, you are so active now!  You are crawling everywhere, pulling up on everything and trying to climb anything within reach.  I think you enjoyed your sisters birthday as much as she did and got to play with the paper and some of the new toys.

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Most of your photos don’t show it, but it seems like you just don’t stop smiling.  You’ve been pretty sick this last week, but once you stop crying after a big cough you are straight back to grinning, blowing raspberries and making happy little noises.  We are still going to the zoo most weekends and make a point now to stop and let you out for a bit of a wander at some point which you are definitely enjoying, still a bit longer before you start noticing the animals though.

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You are also loving the visits to the park as you can now sit in the swing and get pushed in it a bit.  Emily loves giving you a push or sitting on the swing next to yours and you both watch each other as you swing.

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You are my gorgeous, happy, bubbly little girl, who can’t wait to start walking and follow her big sister around.

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Love you both lots and lots and lots xoxoxoxo

 Head on over and have a look at Joanne’s blog for the next post in our Letters to Our Children blog circle.

Another beautiful teenager | Sydney glamour photography

As promised, this week I am sharing a few of the images from the glamour shoot that I did for two teenage best friends.  Miss Z is up this week and wow – what a gorgeous girl, her blue eyes really stood out and once she relaxed a bit and let her natural smile shine through, the photos really came alive.

Thank you for letting me photograph you, you and Miss G were so much fun!

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Teenage Beauty | Sydney Glamour Photography

This gorgeous teenager was visiting her parents in Sydney just as I was looking for a younger model to try out some glamour photography.  As an added bonus, her friend was also up for a few days and I managed to capture them both with my camera and I was so pleased with how they turned out.

Miss G had turned 16 the day before the shoot and she had such a lovely, graceful way of moving that really comes out in a couple of the images.  She definitely has a beautiful smile, but I also love the more serious look that she can do – so elegant!  Thank you for letting me photograph you, I can’t wait to share some photos from your friends shoot next week on the blog.teenager glamour portraits sydney

Letter to my Daughters – July

Dear Sophie, big milestones this month – your first tooth came through at the start of the month, with the second one only a few days behind.  It was a pretty grumpy few days for you though with not much sleep for any of us as the first one came in, then the second appeared with no fanfare whatsoever.  The other big milestone for you is that you have started crawling!  A little wobbly and unsteady at first, but after only a week you really have the hang of it and have worked out that you can start to follow when people walk away from you.  It’s adorable to see you crawling after your big sister or determinedly heading for your toys.

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You hit the 9 month mark last weekend, so I decided it was time to weigh you again – you came in at 9.3kg which has you at the 85th percentile!  No wonder my arms are getting tired carrying you around.  You continue to do 4 bottles each day and two increasingly large feeds of solids, although I still can’t interest you in an extra serve of solids in the morning.  You seem to be dropping your afternoon nap as you haven’t had one for 4 days now, but your other nap times haven’t changed at all.  It does make sure you go to sleep of an evening very, very quickly which we like.

Now that your teeth are through, you are sleeping well again and it is very rare that I need to get up to you during the night.  Continue to sleep well my happy, chubby, healthy little girl.

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Dear Emily, not to be outdone, the first of the 2yr old molars has made an appearance the same weekend as your sisters’ first teeth came through.  It caused you a bit of discomfort, so we ended up with both of you sleeping poorly and a bit upset at the same time – that was a very long few days.  You also started the month with a bang, after a couple of days with high temps and being miserable, you were put on another round of antibiotics for suspected chest infection which had led to an ear infection as well.IMG_9005

We seem to be going to the zoo every weekend at the moment and you are loving it, you always want to see the “hop hop” (kangaroos), elephants and the lion/tiger/bear combo which is accompanied by many growls.

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Your hair is getting thicker and longer and it is easier to tie it up to keep out of your face.  It makes you look so much older than the little girl you are.  You are getting more independent and your vocabulary is expanding on a daily basis which is lovely to hear and we are starting to get several two word combos.  You continue to eat almost anything put in front of you and love your corn, peas, cheese and honey (on everything).  We have started getting some impressive tantrums too, but they are still usually because you are overtired or frustrated.

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You are a delightful little girl who adores her younger sister (except when she wants to play with “your” toys) and loves when your granny comes to stay for a few days.

Love you both lots and lots and lots xoxoxoxo

Click on over and have a look at Joanne’s Letter to her Children, the next post in our blog circle.

MODEL CALL

glamour session model call

As mentioned above and on Facebook, I’m looking for 8 female models for individual glamour photo shoots to be held over the next 1-2 months.  No modelling experience required and I’m after a range of ages and looks to photograph, so don’t think you won’t fit my criteria based on your appearance!

A few more details:

  • Shoots will be held in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
  • You receive a complimentary photo shoot and one 8×12 print.  Additional products will be available for purchase, however there will be no obligation or expectation to purchase.
  • You MUST be within a 30 minute drive of Epping, NSW (not sure if you fit this?  Check it out on google maps!)
  • A model release must be signed.
  • Emails must be in to me by next Friday – 1st August 2014

If you are interested, shoot me an email stating WHY you want to model (make sure to attach a photo of yourself) to kim@kimeales.com

I will respond to everyone who emails me regarding this whether you are successful or not and we can start getting these shoots lined up!  Hop on over to my Facebook page and check out the post for this, share it with your friends who might be interested and watch as the shoots start to take place.

60s and Sensational | Beauty Portraits | Sydney

I had the chance to turn the camera on my mum when she came down for a visit the other week.  She doesn’t have much call to dress herself up usually, so I told her to bring down some of her favourite outfits and we would make some beautiful photos of her.  Check out her killer smile – doesn’t she look gorgeous?!

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