Today could’ve been a bad day.... my husband and I are exhausted - 6months of horrid sleep patterns thanks to this cheeky girl ( and last night was reeeeeeeally bad ). Instead of staying at home snapping at each other and trying to find patience for a three year old, we got out of the house and went to...... WET N WILD! It was great! The sun was shining, the girls had a ball, John and I were distracted from our utter exhaustion..... and surrounded by other people meant we couldn’t snap each other’s heads off 🤣🤣🤪😬 Neither of us handle sleep deprivation very well.... who is better in your household? #imagineifshesleptthroughtonight #seriouslyiwouldcrywithhappiness
The girls are in the paper today! I’ll share it with you once I buy it but here is a sneak peak of some of the photos!
Alright guys, if you didn’t want little ones before, let little Maci here change your mind! This morning I met up with lovey Holly ( @hollymay2217 ) and her little girl Maci for the #GoldDustProject Maci also made her entrance into the world via c section, although this one was planned as she was early, and I have to say, Holly might have one of the neatest c section scars I’ve seen yet! No unusual back story to this mama’s pregnancy story, just a mother who loves her body, and wants to bring up her little girl in a body positive world. Thank you so much for taking part, Holly! 💜
A few days ago, I met up with the lovely Jaymini for another shoot for the #GoldDustProject Now 35 weeks pregnant with her second little one, Jaymini, a textile weaver and lady of equal creative flair, was a wonderful addition to the project due to being pregnant whilst taking part! I was super excited when she emailed and mentioned she was pregnant - because it allows this project to continue to grow! The Gold Dust Project really is encompassing the full circle of life! It was so eye opening to me too, as I have never been so close to a bump (I have a small family, none of which have been pregnant lately! ) - nor have I painted on one! It was incredible to feel baby wiggle beneath the surface as my brush glossed over Jaymini’s tummy- probably her little one’s knobbly elbows or knees saying ‘Hello?! What are you doing?!’ I’m hoping to return to see this lovely mama to be, with her newest addition, in a few weeks time when he or she arrives earth-side, and I’m so looking forward to this, because it will add a whole new dynamic to the project. From pregnant mothers to be, to recently postpartum mothers, to long time mothers, to mothers who have had difficult pregnancies, or easy pregnancies, to mothers like Jaymini who have decided to have as much of a natural pregnancy as possible, to mothers of all shapes and sizes, and mothers of all walks of life... I adore this project, its diversity, and most of all, I am so blooming thankful to all of you who have so far taken part, will be soon taking part, or who have generally just given so much love for this project! So much so, that there is a little waiting list to take part! So thank you all, and keep an eye out as it continues to develop 💜
Mijn grote kleine meisje ♡
Poor teething Alice has had a bit of a cranky day (and this mumma is pretty smashed too ) but as soon as her big sister gets home from daycare her face just LIGHTS UP and the giggles just keep on coming! I’m pretty happy she’s home too! Do your little ones miss the big ones when they’re at daycare or school? #yestheyrebothattackingme
Mamá, parece una gallinita de nieve...🐔❄❄ ....... Mom, it looks like a hen made of snow...🐔❄❄ . . . #snow #acozywinter #bnwmagic #bnwkids #bnwphotooftheday #pixel_kids #momswithcameras #momtogs #conmiradademadre #clickinmoms #magicofchildhood #childrenofinstagram #childofig #candidchildhood #cameramama #letthekids #lethembelittle #letthembebrave #letthemexplore
Fin de semana de frío y nieve en la Cerdanya. Lo hemos disfrutado muchísimo aunque ha hecho mucho frío pero la nieve es tan bonita.... . . . Cold and snowy weekend at La Cerdanya. We have enjoyed it a lot despite the severe cold...but snow is so beautiful! . . . #snow #childrenofinstagram #childofig #instakids #momswithcameras #momtogs #acozywinter #conmiradademadre #pixel_kids #lethembelittle #letthekids #letthembebrave #tv_kidz #magicofchildhood #childrenphoto
• LITTLE SMILERS • So yesterday the girls had a photoshoot with Little Smilers in Maldon, Essex. Charlotte worked really well with the girls and she captured them perfectly. What often turns into a stressful hour, was so much fun and the girls loved every min!
When you find Daddy’s wallet just sitting there.... it’s asking to be emptied right!!! But I love it how they run off and hide like your never going to find them!!
Thank you @wholesome_child Mandy Sacher for a wonderful chat today. Yes, I am lucky to have a toddler that has a very healthy relationship with food (and I’m pretty sure Alice will as well )....but I am a person that LOVES LEARNING, and with childhood obesity out of control in this country, I think that learning great ways to provide our children a wide variety of nutritious and yummy food is an afternoon well spent for me! Looking for a new book? Get this one into you! #tuesdaynightreads
Caught - Oh twins and team work, I am clearly outnumbered on occasions! Do your children sneak off to the fridge and help themselves?!
Motherhood Micro Moment... 💙 #motherhoodunplugged #motherhood #itsthetimeyouinvestedthenthatmattersnow #cruz #momswithcameras #mumswithcameras #letthembelittle #letthembebrave #letthembewild #candidchildhood #childhoodunplugged #mummymoment #myson #bebe3 #itsthelittlethings #lakeillawarra #letthembekids #cruzbrown #deepsoul #blessed 🙏
This is Teddy, the little guy from my last post with @jadeyc3090 for the Gold Dust Project. Isn’t he a cutie? 💕 I’ll always try to take a few photos of your little ones at these Gold Dust Project shoots, as the project is as much about these guys as it is about your scarring and journeys, plus it’s only fair for me to give you a few photos of your little ones as a thank you! 💜
Look who we met this weekend at Marsh Farm - the one and only Peppa Pig. We went to two showings. The first time she came round they cried, they then cried because she left so we came back and they were so excited! I think a trip to Peppa Pig world might be in order this year!! @officialpeppa @marsh_farm
Little Willow’s tiny toes 💕 Please don’t think that because you’ve missed out on a newborn session, there’s no point getting photos. Babies change so much as they grow, and it’s so important to document them a few months in when those little characters are growing as much as they are!
Thought I’d break up the Gold Dust series of images with this one of little Noi! Love his thoughtful expression. It’s so incredible to me to meet you for your maternity, newborn and toddler photos because it’s crazy to see the growing up process. Now I can totally relate to people saying to me ‘Oh wow look how much you’ve grown up!’ because now I’m in that position myself with my clients🙈 (Although let’s be honest I’ve hardly grown much at 5ft tall! )
Another successful dippy egg dinner on our Nomi by @evomove highchairs. The girls have been using these since they were small and as they have grown, they are adapted according to their needs. They are now able to sit up to the table like big girls being at the correct height. Many years left in these as they are adjustable. Checkout the tablecloth and bibs by @messy_me_designs super stylish and they are the girls favs!
Today broke me. I put dinner on the table and burst into tears! In all honesty though they were tears of relief. My husband and three year old were home which meant I could finally walk away from the grumpy whinging baby that has pushed me to my brink today. I know it's not her fault.... I know the world is growing at a rapid rate in her eyes; or perhaps her teeth are moving around causing her pain that she's never experienced before. I tried to keep all this in mind as I carried her while I mopped, carried her while I fed the dogs.... I even carried her while I wee'd! But it wasn't enough. She needed me to pat her to sleep, lie next to her while she played and basically never be more than two inches from her. But, we all survived and I think we were both overjoyed to see some new faces at 5:30pm!!! Tomorrow is another day! Can't wait to have my happy baby back...... Leap 5 #wonderweeks you can eat my big toe!!! #justoneofthosedays #nopersonalspacetoday
Look at them... You can just imagine these two when they are 90!!! And it so would be this way round - Tabitha in the chair and Poppy pushing!!
This one isn’t one from the Gold Dust Project, but I have a bit of a baby theme going on so I thought why not continue?! This is little Flossie, she managed to smile and giggle her way through most of her session! If you miss out on your newborn session, don’t worry, because a session with an older baby can actually be a lot of fun! Those smiles, giggles and characters are finally coming out at this time so it’s a great time to document them! All of my baby sessions are on location (besides for newborn which is usually at home ) so we can explore the landscape with your little one too! 💜
“ Be S T I L L my soul” ... This almost 2 year old little bean has let me baby wear all around San Francisco this weekend💕.... something I didn’t nearly do enough of these last 2 years. We loved every minute of it 😍. #secondbaby #thesnuggleisreal #onthegonapping @ergobaby
Another from the #golddustproject , of baby Georgie, now milk drunk! She was such a sweet little girl, and was also a total poser - which made my job super easy! I really love natural portraits, too. More often than not I work with newborns, but I actually loved working with this little one because she was eight months old, smiling, laughing, and just being super cute! It would be lovely if I got to do more in home portraits when your little ones are no longer newborns, because this is when their characters start to shine! 💫 #glitterstretchmarks
Little Georgie doing the most natural thing in the world: #breastfeeding This is another photo as part of my #golddustproject , focused on post partum mamas and their journeys and all of their scars and stretch marks it comes with! It makes me really sad to think that breastfeeding is considered taboo even now in 2018, and that it attracts frowns and disgraceful whispers in public. In my opinion, it shouldn’t be sexualised, nor should we even bat an eyelid to it: this is a mother feeding her baby, and if you find something weird or distasteful about that, I hope you may be able to come to a more positive perspective towards this amazing thing the female body can offer to a tiny baby 💜 Props also to this mama, for breastfeeding now into her eight month postpartum. It’s really incredible and empowering to see her still feeding naturally as much as possible 💜 #glitterstretchmarks
This mama earned those tiger stripes!! 🐯 This is Liz, a family friend and all round awesome lady! She’s usually top to toe in colour, choosing her outfit after her shoes are picked out, but today she was in a simple monochrome get up so we could let those stripes shine! Liz was one of the first lovely ladies to come forward for this project, after wanting to show off the tiger stripes little Megan-Rose gave her. She said she felt empowered by her stretch marks and that she is proud of them; because they gave her her little girl, now eight. Thank you Liz for being another wonderful model for this project and for your awesome body positivity 💕 #golddustproject #glitterstretchmarks
Another from yesterday’s Gold Dust Project. This time with this little guy involved! He loved to see himself on the back of the camera, so I’m taking his ‘IT’S ME!’ as confirmation that he liked this one! 😊 If you’d like to be a part of the project, don’t hesitate to get in touch! #golddustproject #glitterstretchmarks
Two princesses 👸👸😍🙌 #toddlerlife #toddlerproblems #toddlerfashion fashion #toddlermum #todlerlifestyle #funwithtoddler #kidsforreal #letthekihds #cutekidsclub #justkids #letthembelittle #letthembebrave #childofig #our_everyday_moments #childhoodeveryday #mytinymoments #childhoodunplugged #thepursuitofjoy #magicofchildhood #simplychildren #myeverydaymagic #ourcandidlife #keepthemclose #candidchildhood #littlejoys #familylife #dailyparenting #daddysgirl #daddyslittlegirl #dadswithbeards
Pretty excited for today’s shoot with a lovely postpartum mama. She’s even offered to breastfeed in the photos, which is so wonderful as it’s such an intimate moment between mother and baby, it’s something of a privilege when someone allows you to document it. So, if you’re a post partum mama and want to get involved in my motherhood project, please message me here directly, or on Facebook, or email me 💕
What’s your tribe doing tonight? # # camping #pnw #idahome #letthembebrave #boi #familytime #toddlerteepee #kidsoftheoutdoors #owls #owlcollector #intothewildwoods #camplifestyle #campingkids #mamabear #idahome #idaholife #idaholiving #idahoinsta #idahodaily #idahogram #tipi #campoutinside #hikinhhq
Looking for spring like.. 😍❤️❤️❤️ #toddlerlife #toddlerproblems #todlerlifestyle #funwithtoddler #toddlergirl #kidsforreal #letthekihds #cutekidsclub #toddlerfashion #justkids #letthembelittle #letthembebrave #childofig #our_everyday_moments #childhoodeveryday #mytinymoments #childhoodunplugged #thepursuitofjoy #littleloves #babylove #acupofmotherhood #magicofchildhood #simplychildren #myeverydaymagic #ourcandidlife #keepthemclose #candidchildhood #littlejoys #familylife #dailyparenting
Can’t believe I did this little guy’s photos when he was still in his mums tummy, then when he was just a few days old, and now he’s almost three! Time absolutely flies. I’m very grateful to Mira and Sam for coming back to me for all of their photographs 💜 It’s lovely to see a family grow!
WOW! What an emotionally charged day we have had. Sooooo many tears! I got to the stage where I didn’t know where one breakdown ended and the next began. This book was my saviour when she was going through that tricky 2 ➡️ 3 stage so, yep, I pulled it out today. It didn’t stop the tantrums and breakdowns but she did start telling me that her heart felt sad or that her heart needed a hug 💖🧘🏼♀️ Any tricks to get through those tricky days?? 😬
Doing a bit of a declutter and just came across this photo! My gosh sooooo many emotions when I saw this! The photo was taken about 5mins after having my first baby girl.... yes this is a Skype screenshot. My husband went away for training 6 weeks before I had Ruby so we did Skype birth .... sort of. John came online 5mins after our little lady entered the world. Did you have an unconventional birth? #skypebirth #memoriesforlife
Morning light on my cotton knits ♡ Fern singlet is available online and I'm still working on sizing for these new shorts... let me know if you are interested ♡ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #hankknitwear #knits #knitting #motherhood #thingsiwanttoremember #baby #mytinymoments #mum #mumlife #letthembelittle #letthembebrave #documentourdays #family #mumlife #mumswhostyle #motherhoodthroughinstagram #mamabear #seekmoments #gowildlyandslow #mystoryoflight #mytinytribe #thehappynow
It’s time for me! Thank you @eliseknowles for reminding me that my cup needs to be full to be the best me aka Mum, wife, fur mama, negotiator, Masterchef, hotel concierge (little in joke between @johndtobin and I 😜 ). I’m committed to putting aside 2hrs a week just for me - whether it’s a massage, laps at the local pool, or sitting in a park with a book! Let’s see how I go..... how do you keep your cup full? #ilovesettinggoals #itsstickingtothemthatisabithairy
We MADE IT! Hubby went back to work today.... and after months and months of almost constant visitors staying with us, today was the first day in a loooooooong time that it was just me and my girls! You know what.... it was BLISS (we were all in fabulous moods which helped a lot 🤣 ) #ifeverydaywasliketoday #idhaveahundredmore #sojoking