April 9, 2013


Siena: Take a picture of me mum because I look cute.

Lucia: Carrier of the Easter egg basket

Eva: On the Easter egg hunt

I'm joining in with Jodi again this week. Yes I am late but I did it!

April 1, 2013


Siena: We went out, just the two of us, to our local club - I let her have coca cola

Eva: She LOVES the skateboard park.

 Lucia: Got stuck right in to the sweets on Easter Sunday

This is a seriously late entry to Jodi's 52 project!
My life has been really out of balance lately - I have wanted to blog but I am not sure what was stopping me. I feel very relieved to get this post done, even though it's late!

Also, I couldn't find the lead to attach my lovely camera to the computer so these are all photos from the old mobile phone. 

I tend to  do a lot of recording of life events on instagram these days - it's quick and easy and the community is lovely. My username is sophieccole if you're interested!

March 4, 2013


Eva: Happy with just a balloon

Lucia: Loved the jewelry at this market stand "Just like the necklaces in Namibia Mum" (Her and her dad have been reading a book on Namibia) 

Siena: Happy with her new threads

I'm joining in with Jodi's 52 series 

I have just discovered Amanda's blog and I love seeing her photo for the 52 project. Her little one is so cute.   

I really liked these photos too.

February 24, 2013


Lucia: Beautiful face of concentration.
Eva: That gappy grin is so adorable!

Siena: Relaxed and candid - finally!
I'm joining in with Jodi's A Portrait A Week.

February 17, 2013


Lucia: A mouthful of ice cream and a contemplative gaze
Siena: We're still working on those candid shots...
Eva: Please don't end too soon ice cream               

I'm joining in with Jodi's fabulous 52 Project.

February 10, 2013


I missed a few weeks, sorry peeps. My computer was lent out and I only just got it back!

Eva: She spent a very long time in this rock pool searching for treasure. 

Siena: Unable to allow a candid shot!

Lucia: Mum, please take a picture of my tic tacs

Join in the portrait goodness at Jodi's place

January 21, 2013


A portrait of my kids once a week every week 

Lucia: Concentrating on her baking.

Evie: Loving the new to us park just around the corner

More 52 projects here. I'm late this week! I have just come back from spending my birthday in Melbourne. I wena little crazy on instagram so I will have to share some of my favourite shots here!

January 13, 2013


Lucia: morning hair, happy smile, lemons for squeezing.


Eva: She is a complete eccentric. Like my mum. 

 I'm joining in with Jodi's 52 series.

January 6, 2013


A great reason and opportunity for me to get back on the blogging bandwagon was to decide with commitment and conviction to participate in Jodi's a portrait a week. Even though I do not personally know Jodi I really enjoyed seeing the photos of her kidlets each week and I knew that I would really value having that evidence of my kids growing at the end of the year. Unfortunately Siena won't be in the first few because she is away at her dad's but she has given me permission to photograph her at will when she returns.
Lucia: Devouring mangoes is serious business Eva: That cheeky look is always in her eyes.

November 24, 2012

all grown up

Siena - year 10 formal night. She looked amazing, she was calm, I was too excited for her, my buzzing around made her cross. I wanted to catch every minute. My journey with Siena is diametrically different to the journey I had with my mum.
The obligatory hills hoist photo...our balcony is ugly, but ugly to the point of being a feature - like, let's take a photo on the ugly balcony to contrast with the very pretty dress - you see? It's art! We had some (read: a lot) of out takes. I am relieved that Siena does not take herself too seriously.
There were boyfriend photos:
Will was ambushed - he had no idea how many people would be in the house waiting for him. to arrive, it was funny and very sweet. And family photos, because you know, the year 10 formal is a big deal. Siena will be leaving her school to move to a senior campus next year so it was an important part of her school life to go and finish this chapter of her life.
I must not forget to mention that Siena's dress was drafted and made by my mother in law Carol Voss who does this kind of thing.