The quintessential Aussie Childhood

Every month I plan to highlight one of my shoots and show some of how the whole sitting went. It will help give an idea of how I work, what kind of images to expect and it also showcases the amazing Adelaide families I get to meet :o) This month is Melissa and Peter's family, with Louis, William and Oliver starring as the very rowdy cast. I went in knowing I needed to get some shots of them at play, but had no idea how much that would end up like herding cats! Great fun, and it made for some amazing, very real, utterly candid images.

The anticipation on their faces cracks me up. Boys!!

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A Crows player in the making I'd say. Will chased every ball he could spy all afternoon :o)

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We wanted to show how stunning the front of the house was, I'm such a sucker for this type of architecture, but the boys weren't keen on sitting there too posed. Fine by me..how about a tickle?

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My ultimate favourite, a little abstract for most people, but it says it all to me. The cricket bat on the ground, the child kicking a footy and the Hills Hoist in the background...only in Australia.

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Don't you love the window? I nearly missed this, I spied it as I was leaving and arranged to come back and take some more. I can't resist a fantastic window like this, as followers of my work will notice ;o) So, people of Adelaide, show me your window! There are some truly beautiful ones out there, I gasp whenever I find a new one. I have so many window shots I could do a book...

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Lastly...I think he was trying to escape.  Are we done yet?

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So, a huge thankyou to Louis, Will and Oliver. I had a ball chasing you guys around, I hope your photographs will forever remind you of what being a kid felt like :o)

xo Simone