Today is my big brother David’s 37th birthday.
Of all of the memories in my head from when I grew up, every single one that I have that relates to David is fond. Even when I was a teeny little girl, I always remember him being kind and loving to me.
I like the way that if I ever were to talk about someone hurting me, his immediate response would be (and still is), “Tell me their name and their address. I’ll f***ing go sort them out!”
(even though we all know he’d never do any thing of the sort)
I like the way that he shrouds his body in black and leather and studs, and covers his skin with tattoos, and yet, he would give you the shirt off his back if you asked.
He is a truly beautiful brother, and I am the luckiest to be able to call him family.
Happy Birthday Brother. xx
Above are some photos I spent the earlier part of today collating. There’s a whole treasure trove of old 120mm and 35mm photographs and Super 8 film in my sister’s closet.
Some of the pictures above are of my mother. I cannot believe she was *that* thin after just having given birth to my sister. Isn’t she beautiful?
Some of the pictures contain my siblings, Michelle, David and Paul, and me when I was little. I am amazed at how much my niece Sydnee looks like David did when he was a baby!
I love photos!
Have a wonderful day.
Every so often, it hits me that I am now a ‘grown up’. I certainly don’t feel like a grown up. No way.
But one of the things I enjoy about being a grown up, is the fact that you get to make your own family traditions.
I like that for every birthday that any of us have, it will always involve a costume party (fabulous, or otherwise).
Samantha, my sister in law, (actually, from now on, I am just going to refer to her as just ‘sister’ – It’s too annoying to have to add in the ‘in law’ bit all the time. Plus, I feel like she is my sister) had her birthday party the other weekend. I was busy working that day, so I did miss half of it, but my lovely husband Dana was keen as mustard to take all the photos, so I wouldn’t miss out!
Some of the photos that I am going to show you today I am actually a little bit embarrassed about. At least one of them would definitely be awkwardfamilyphotos.com worthy.
So, in slight advance, I do hope that I do not offend your eyeballs. And please accept this as my language and concept warning. You see, my awesome brother David, decided it would be funny to attend the party dressed in a terrorist costume.
Come on now, if anyone could tell me they have seen a more awful costume, I’d be pretty surprised!
We are really a family full of awkward. Two whole fistfuls of it. And I’d not change it for the world.
All photos taken by my beautiful husband Dana.
And now for the awkwardandhorrible…
And for something totally redeeming…
Happy birthday Sam.
Hey everyone! I know it has been ready for a little while now, but today I am officially launching my Family Portfolio page – it can be found in the Portfolio link at the top of this page.
I have been busy collating images for other categories too, and I am looking forward to getting them all done!
I really enjoy taking pictures. So if you would ever like me to take any for YOU, I’d love you to send me an email! I am an Adelaide based photographer, and I’m happy to travel too.
I hope you like these images as much as me. What do you think?
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Here are some photos (a very random collection, I know) of recent life. They are bits that I am enjoying at the moment.
But as a lovely person said to me in an email the other day, “It’s all about the little things, my friend.”
Flowers pilfered from neighbours’ yards, in recycled glass bottles.
Family dinners, where the kids are sent outside to eat. ;)
This old stovey pole street sign, near my brother’s house.
My super cute sister / bestie.
My awesome new crushed velvet dress from Top Shop. Seriously, how great is online shopping?!
This adorable photo of Squid and her cheezy grin.
This photo that Dana took down at the beach.
Collating photographs to contribute to my nephew’s 21st ‘embarrassment mural’. Oh boy.
Happy days people.