Family lifestyle photography tends to focus (pardon the pun) on capturing you all just as you are, just at that moment. Sometimes this is a session at home, but not always. That might mean heading outside, perhaps taking a stroll somewhere; the beach, the park or a reserve. This is a great idea during summer when the weather is usually at its best! Which is exactly what Sarah, Dan, Joe and I did last week by catching up together at Fernglade Reserve, Burnie, Tasmania.
Fernglade is pretty famous locally for the beautiful man ferns and for the platypus. If you're lucky you might get to see a platypus or two when you visit, but it needs to be the right time of day and it needs to be relatively quiet, they're shy little things after all. On our visit, there were a few other people with the same idea as us, families strolling along the walkway enjoying a warm summer's morning. Maybe that's why we didn't see any platypus? Or maybe they were sleeping in, I mean, I don't judge them if they were, it's the holidays, they should take the opportunity if they get the chance.
It was so very awesome to have a session like this with these guys; this time last year I got to hang out with them at their "sorry we eloped" party - Joe was there as well, just in a different way! He was an absolute trooper for us, even though he was a little bit tired and a little bit hungry and a little bit distracted from being tired and hungry by watching some of the other little kids out with their families! This kid and those squishable cheeks tho! Not to mention that adorable freckle on the sole of his foot. Turns out a few of us have that in common (freckle, not cheeks!)
Many many thanks Sarah, Dan and Joe for spending some time with me and for just being your fabulous selves!
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One of the best things (there are many!) about photographing weddings is seeing the different ways that people include what's important to them as a couple; it's so heartening to see people planning a wedding day that truly reflects them individually and together and their families as well.
Cassie and Rob's relaxed and intimate ceremony among close family and friends was held on private property at Table Cape, Wynyard, Tasmania at the very beginning of summer. Literally! I don't know about anyone else, but I definitely found a patch I'd missed with the sunscreen the next day; that's Tassie sun for you though!
The ceremony and reception location was a special one for the couple, holding with it lots of nostalgia and happy childhood memories. It was also (as often is with weddings) an afternoon of both laughter and tears, with some very touching moments to remember loved ones who had recently passed away. It was a beautiful afternoon, in a lovely setting and it was so much fun hearing all about how Rob and Cassie's relationship began, carbonara and all!
To Rob and Cassie; Reagan, Charli, Piper and Chase, thank you for allowing me to share in your celebration as a family - it was great to see you all again and a huge honour to be there with you all on the day!
CASSIE + ROB'S VENDORS
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Private property, Table Cape
Celebrant: Samantha Tucker
Hair: Emma Smart
Wedding Dress: ASOS
Girls' Dresses: Next
Flowers: The Flower Gallery; Spoil Me Gifts + Flowers; Cassie, her family and friends
Groom's Outfit: Torque Gear For Guys + Jeans West
Boys' Outfits: River Island
Catering: Mrs Bennett Cooks
Cake: Lynell Cornwall
Rings: Prouds, Launceston
Rob's Watch: Zing, Burnie
Photography: Look See by Naomi Fenton
I have to tell you, it's been a very long while since the last time I played "What's the time Mr Wolf?" or even since I helped make scones (or tbh, watched someone else make scones and chatted in the kitchen while they did so). But I got to do both when I spent a weekend lunch with Jimmy, Em, Matilda and Isabelle recently. This is what my family lifestyle photography sessions are all about; capturing a moment in time for your tribe while you go about doing the things you usually do.
Thank you so much for inviting me into your home again Nettletons! Oh, and for asking me to lunch and for letting me take home some scones and those a-mah-zing jelly cakes. They didn't last long - they did make the car ride home, but disappeared not long after I walked through the door! (YUM!)
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