Last Sunday in church during complete silence (we’re episcopal, there’s a lot of silence) Fairlight sang out “we’re going on a poo hunt we’re going to catch a big one!” A couple of weeks ago she leaned over patted my leg and said “you’re a good friend mama.” Last week as my parents left our little cottage she said “bye bye, call me if you need anything. Anything but hope.” Almost daily she will hug the trees around our house and tell them that they are loved. For most of my life (until the morning of her birth) I didn’t think I wanted children. One of the things I was terrified of was the toddler years. The unreasonableness, emotional upheavals and boredom of the toddler years gave me a sense of being trapped. But just like her birth she has shown me in her toddler years that although I might have been prepared for the struggles, I was never prepared for the deepest joy, the laughter, the indescribable love and the amount of times your heart can break into a thousand pieces of light.
I’ve made a lot of progress when it comes to accepting how we live. Both my husband and I chose to leave relatively well paid jobs to try and find success with our passions. The financial sacrifices and loss of income can feel heavy at times. We’ve moved from crappy rental to crappy rental four times in the last five years. We keep pushing, dreaming, working round the clock. We wait. We have a roof and food and everything we need. But still I’ve been embarrassed at times to have friends come over. Now I just see our crappy house as a badge of honour. It’s proof that we value finding meaning in our work more than we value financial stability. I hope the kids notice. I hope it opens their eyes a little.
My niece picking her nose and pouring some extra sugar in her chocolate milk when her parents aren’t whatching - Fourth photo of the two hour photo session with my sister’s family
Sonnenblumen-Felder sind eine wirklich feine Sache, finde ich. Und irgendwie auch ein gutes Spätsommer-Bild. Denn es fühlt sich nun endlich auch an wie einer. Wir werden von Gewitter und Regen geweckt und haben die Decken wieder aufgestockt. Die ersten Infekte sind auch schon eingetrudelt und wir tragen wieder Schlafanzüge. Ich weiß, übers Wetter wurde viel geschrieben und gejammert, gejubelt und gewarnt. Aber wer mich kennt, der weiß: der Herbst, der Herbst. Ich bin ein Herbst-Freund. Ich kann’s kaum erwarten, ich sag’s euch.
Se você pudesse escolher uma foto de um momento muito importante de sua vida, apenas uma foto, qual seria essa foto? Talvez esse é o maior motivo de me dedicar com tanto coração e empenho para que o 24 horas toque ainda mais as famílias, que não seja apenas o fotografar, mas o viver em sua simplicidade e em seus significados.
“I look forward to sharing the rest of my life with my best friend, to being pushed and challenged to grow as a man of God and to be encouraged to lead in our relationship in Godly headship. In sharing adventures of exploring new places together and creating memories together. I look forward to glorying God in our lives together and in growing our family together. I look forward to being able to love and care for the love of my life and best friend for be rest of my life, no matter what”. ... “I look forward to getting to adventure alongside this amazing man the Lord has given to me, to see him grow in the Lord, to follow God’s call in his life and to hopefully raise some awesome kids of our own”. #shesaidyes#teamstreef#soontobestreef
It’s fun to find places all over the house to incorporate into a shoot. This family had the most amazing bathroom and these beautiful girls were only too happy to jump in for a cheeky shot. This image was stunning printed and is one of my favourites 😊 . #beccahaighphotography