Hello my beautiful readers. Thank you for being so wonderfully patient with me this year, and I apologise again for the lack of time spent blogging. Blogging used to be such a huge part of my waking hours and I miss it, yet somehow the time continues to escape us, no doubt spent with the little people in our lives instead, and lovingly so. Before the year is out, I wanted to share this special wedding with you. It was a wedding we had been anticipating ever since we had it in our diaries and boy was it a beauty. So many of our favourite things came together in this one wedding, but through all of this, the deep love of this couple shone through. The way they looked at each other, the way they included their families, the way they shed tears of thankfulness and smiles of joy, the way they made decisions and trusted the other…everything was so perfect. Thank you both immensely for having us there to capture your day, we know you guys are going to make each other very happy for the rest of your lives. Much love xo!
This month, we Aussies were lucky enough to have a couple of the Kinfolk ladies Katie Searle Williams and Julie Pointer come and visit our shores and connect with the ever growing community here. I was lucky enough to meet these ladies, as well as a ton of other talented creatives and all round beautiful people at the first ever Kinfolk dinner held here in Sydney. It was a magical evening all round with slow-paced wanderings around the luscious grounds, spirited conversation, amazing food, and kind souls. Thank you oh so very much for the invite dear Luisa.
Massive thank you also to the generous givers that made this event possible // Catering by: Mario’s Kitchen • Venue: Glenmore House • Long tables and benches by: Timbermill • Candles by:Bumble Candles • Invitations & Menu Design by: Supply Paper Co. • Menu letterpress by: Sabine Pick of Pick Me • Official photographer: Johnathan Wherrett • Film: Katrina Parker • Music by: Rick Falkiner • Flower by: Katie Marx Flowers • Wines by: Cake Wines • Organic Cider by: Willie Smith’s Organic Cider //
I’ve been loving each instalment of Kinfolk magazine as it evolves, indulging in rare moments of quiet when I can escape into its pages. I love it’s vision and how it has brought together such a community of wonderful talents and people just wanting to share and learn and pass on skills one to another. You can imagine then how happy I was to be asked by Jessie of Supply Paper Co to be a part of one of the Sydney Kinfolk gatherings, held at the new Cornersmith Picklery to learn the skill of preserving our bountiful spring harvests. It was such a therapeautic afternoon, learning something new, and watching as baskets and boxes of vegetables became take home jars of pickled goods to be saved for later or gifted onto someone lucky. Definitely a skill I would love to master, and a philosophy I truly believe in. Waste not. Want not. And enjoy your pickles!!!
Today’s session is for a very special little girl who turns one today! I remember visiting this little family in the hospital this time last year and I can’t believe that time has flown by so fast. It has been a bit of a tough year for my dear friend Em who has been adjusting to the joys and trials of motherhood as best she can but things aren’t always easy and little Kayla sure has a strong will and doesn’t quite fancy a good night’s sleep at times! This family session was dear to me and I know special to this little family as well. Dearest Kayla, you are loved beyond the realm of words and I hope you have a wonderful birthday (sorry we can’t be there), and a very exciting year of growing and learning and laughing ahead. Remind your beautiful parents everyday just how special they are – to you and to each other. Happy Birthday little one! All our love xoxoxo
A little while ago I had the pleasure of stepping into Brooke’s cozy abode to document a little at home session for Fete Press. I totally loved her home full of cute little collections, unique prints and furniture pieces, as you would expect from a girl who owns Follow Store with her friend Sarah. These two lovely ladies are also the ones who dreamt the Finders Keepers markets into reality and aren’t we glad they did! Read up more on these girls in the pages of Fete magazine and try out Brooke’s delicious cookie and chai recipe (you can thank me later)!
Much love to you all….have a wonderful weekend!! xo