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Letter to Emily – August

You had your first birthday this month!  What a year it has been, in so many ways the time has passed so quickly, yet it seems like you have always been here.  We had a party for you and there were lots of treats for you – your first taste of fairy bread, first piece of cake – you had a ball opening all your presents and looked gorgeous in your new party dress.


Thankfully you seem to have finished teething for the moment, maybe it’s just coincidence, but your sleeping has improved and you have been all round happier and more interactive this month than ever before.  Mummy and Daddy have spent a lot of this month with one or the other of them not being well (swine flu is horrid, especially when pregnant!) and you have been seeing a lot more of your grandparents than usual.  You have been so well behaved  and they are even more smitten with you than before – if that’s possible!


Another exciting development for you this month started about a week ago.  You tottered your first couple of steps on your own!  You were very proud of your achievement and got lots of admiration for your efforts, so now you’re toddling unsteadily around the place all the time.  Usually you have an end point in mind and while you don’t always make it in one go, every day you are taking an increasing number of steps and getting better balance.  It’s been so much fun watching you develop this skill and how much enjoyment you get out of it.


I would have loved to get more photos of you this month, but I haven’t been well for the past few weeks, so I’m glad I at least have these beautiful ones from your birthday.

Love you lots and lots and lots xx

Follow on to the next letter (and beautiful photos) in our blog circle from Nicole Herda to her daughter.

It’s such a perfect day ~ Family photography ~ Brisbane

You wouldn’t have known it was the middle of winter in Brisbane!  The morning was clear and mild, the flowers were blooming and everyone was in a great mood for this gorgeous family photo shoot at Roma Street Parklands in Brisbane.  I had headed up for the weekend as a bit of time out for myself and still managed to fit in four shoots!  This was a mini shoot to catch young Jack as he gets close to one year old.

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He has the most glorious clear blue eyes and was such a happy little chap, he readily engaged with the camera and obviously adores (and is adored by!) his parents.  The flowers made a lovely, colourful backdrop to the photos, it was so lovely to see them all out in the middle of July.




Expect to see a few more of my shoots from Brisbane over the coming weeks.  I had a fabulous weekend catching up with friends and doing these shoots.