24.10.13

work and play (the sunshine coast)


Hello! I hope you are all well. I miss this space and hope to get back into a more regular blogging rhythm soon.

Life has been busy. Last weekend we travelled to Noosa where I photographed a beautiful, intimate wedding (I'll post photos on my photography blog in the coming weeks). The booking was made well before I fell pregnant with Marguerite, and once I realised I was expecting, I must admit I had some concerns about the wedding being so soon after my due date. But... I wanted to honour my commitment to capturing the couples special day... and I'm so glad I did.

In the end, Paddy and I decided we'd all go down for an extended weekend getaway. It was a complete whirlwind trip, but it was so nice to lose ourselves in new surroundings and leave the monotony at home, if only for a few short days. Our lovely friends travelled up from Brisbane to give Paddy some company and support while he looked after the babies. Everything went off without a hitch, and we all returned home exhausted but happy.

These are just a few moments of down-time we managed to capture amidst the chaos of travelling with a newborn and toddler. It's quite a challenge composing pictures with a baby strapped to your chest, let me tell you!

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  1. I'm glad your family was able to accompany you on your photo session. How was it, traveling with two littles? We are currently planning a family vacation in the next few months. It will be our first with a newborn, so we're rather curious how it's going to go, and if there's any tips. Also, what brand is your sling? Do both you and baby like it? :)

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    1. Travelling was easier than I anticipated. I packed very lightly (hired car seats and co-slept with M so we didn't need a porta-cot). I had a little suitcase of games for Eulalie and a portrable DVD player with her favourite shows to keep her occupied. I find travelling with a newborn much easier than a toddler! The sling is by Sakura Bloom and we both absolutely LOVE it! x

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  2. So lovely to see you gracing the pictures with your girls.

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    1. I've consciously been trying to get in the picture a bit more lately... I think it's important for the girls to have pictures of them with their Mum.

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  3. It was so lovely to see your blog pop up on my feed this morning!
    I am so glad you all had a good trip.
    I am too often hesitant about undertaking adventures with my little one...but when I do, I am always glad that I did!

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  4. Taking photos with a baby strapped to your chest is SO hard! I just shot maternity photos of my friend on a 35 degree day with Clementine in the ergo... less than ideal!

    p.s. how do you get marguerite in the sling with her legs out like that?

    x

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    1. It's quite a challenge! I searched youtube tutorials for sakura bloom slings and found a couple demonstrating good positions for newborns... I liked the legs out because it's so hot up here!

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  5. These shots are gorgeous, Claire. I love their authenticity (and your composition is spot on).

    PS. the rashie's looking good ;) x

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    1. Thank you! And the rashie is awesome, thanks for the hot tip!

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  6. Just down the road from my place. Beautiful shots and so nice (if a little tricky at times) to find ways to do things that we love and blend it in with mothering. Not always easy but nearly always worthwhile. Have you read the book "The Divided Heart"?

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    1. I haven't read it, but I've seen it recommended a few times... I really must buy it. Thanks for reminding me!

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  7. I hope you enjoyed it here! It really is a beautiful place. And as someone who has travelled a lot with a baby and a toddler, it really can be so delightful! A good sling is a must, and yours is beautiful. Hope life is treating you well x

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