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Sibling Love

I am so happy to share these images with you today!  Nessi and Taps were an absolute dream to photograph.  Not only did they look cute (props to mum who dressed them beautifully) but they were a lot of fun.   It was the perfect afternoon for a Brother & Sister photoshoot, the sunlight was crazy (in a good way) and these two really do love each other - you can see it in every image.  I really felt like I'd created some pretty amazing memories that day.  What a privilege. Bx 

An Interview with Ellen - "The Stylist Mama"

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I recently had the absolute pleasure in taking Ellen and Sophie's portraits.  The moment Ellen stepped out of the car we hit it off, chatted all afternoon with no awkward silences.  It was like we'd known each other for years.  She's such a cool, down to earth, interesting and honest human being.  I HAD to interview her and share her with you.  She is a Mummy Blogger based in Brisbane but thats not all, hope you enjoy her interview.  Bx

So you are a mum, what's it like?

{E} Oh man. Hard to explain haha! Motherhood is so different to how I imagined it. Everything I was ready for- never happened, and things that I never thought of- happen daily. The early days are tiring but quiet, and the toddler days are a little more lively, and a whole lot louder! 

I love it though, and kind of forget what life was like beforehand, however…. When 7pm comes around, the silence… is GOLDEN.

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Tell me about blogging, how did it all start?

{E} I started blogging as a way to keep a bit of a memory of my motherhood journey, and also to connect with likeminded people who had similar stories to share- there was only so many minor milestones like “today she smiled for the 23rd time” that my partner could handle before the eye rolls started. I felt like I needed women in my life who I could celebrate these little milestones with, and ask for advice or direction if I ever needed it. So many of my friends were still in “career” mode so I didn’t have too many friends to call upon, so blogging became a bit of an outlet for me, especially when you suffer major FOMO like me!

These days the blog has totally transformed into a little less of the mummy stuff, and a lot more of the topics that I love writing about- like fashion, beauty and hair!

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What has been the best experience about blogging?

{E} Defiantly the opportunities I have been able to pursue! I’ve met some incredible women who have become wonderful friends, and been able to attend and contribute to some really special events!

Who was Ellen before Sophie came along?

{E} Ellen was a bad ass… Jokes! I was a hairdresser! I grew up in sunny Noosa, and managed a salon there for 8 years, before moving to Brisbane to further my career. Sophie was a little surprise baby, so that changed my career path big time, however I am now doing lots of freelance hair for weddings, events, and fashion editorials!

How important are family photos to you?

{E} SO IMPORTANT! It’s really amazing how the weeks/ months go by before you realise (as a mother) that you maybe don’t have any (!!) photos of you and your children to hold on too and cherish! I am always behind the camera, and catching little moments with Sophie, but to actually BE in the photos with her- is priceless.

How did you feel about the process of our photoshoot?

{E} Amazing! You were so easy going and fun to work with- no pressure or stress at all, which makes the photos look so relaxed and beautiful!

Did you go into the photoshoot with any insecurities?

{E}I sure did! For starters, who knows how a toddler is going to behave for a stranger?! I’m also a little conscious of actually being in photos, I tend to get someone to take 5+ for me to pick one that looks flattering, but Britt was honestly, the easiest and most relaxed person I have ever worked with. She knew what angles worked, and kept Sophie entertained and calm throughout the entire afternoon- no tears or tantrums! I was so so happy!

Would you have your photos taken by a professional again?

{E} Absolutely! I think everyone needs to do it at least once (or every year if you can) To be able to freeze time, and hold onto these precious photos is so exciting, and to be able to show Sophie how sweet she was as a toddler, is so lovely!

Women's Portraiture {Film Photographer}

Natural light Women's portrait photography BrisbaneBeauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. {Coco Chanel}

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