Mama Village

Our very first 'Mama Village' interview. Together Halo & Horns and myself have  joined forces to show case all things Motherhood. 

First up, we interviewed Kirstie & her beautiful girls. We hung out with them in their beautiful relaxed home, where the girls were able to be just themselves.

Motherhood by Kirstie Lucas -

Motherhood is unequivocal love, I want the absolute best for my children, to give them everything I didn’t have and more. I want to raise my girls to be the best versions of themselves, to grow up to be independent women and to love themselves. For a long time I believed that motherhood was sefless, we give up our bodies, our jobs, our sleep and we always put our children’s needs before our own. However, after being at home with my girls for the last 3.5 years I have come to realise that motherhood isn’t just putting the needs of others before yours, it is finding the balance between selflessness and selfishness because our needs are important too, perhaps even the most important. My girls don’t care if the house is a mess, or if the washing pile is almost touching the roof but they do notice when I am in a bad mood, or my patience is thin, and my three year old will tell me often tell me to stop being grumpy! This is why in the last few months I have been making more of an effort to find time to myself, and focus on doing things that makes me happy as an individual outside of being a mother. 

              Photography has been a huge passion of mine since my first daughter Isla was born, it has been a creative outlet which has helped keep me sane during the long days at home, and the nights where my hubby (Matt) is working away and late last year I decided to take a huge leap and turn my love for photography into a business. At the moment I am still learning to juggle everything, Matt has a quite a demanding job, and although we are lucky he can work from home he often works late nights, as well working interstate and overseas at times. We also have limited support, as most of our family live interstate so when Matt is away it’s basically just me at home with my girls, and the days can be very long, and sometimes despite never actually being alone, it can feel very lonely. However, starting my business satisfies my need for a creative outlet, as well giving me a goal to focus on which I think I was previously lacking. As much as I love my girls, it has been a breath of fresh air to spend a little time away from them, and when I am on a photoshoot I feel a sense of freedom and always leave on such a high ready to get back to my family and squish them to pieces with love. I’m not quite sure if I found the perfect balance yet, I still have my grumpy days, I am after all only human! But since changing my mindset I have definitely gained back a bit of individuality that was lost and in turn become a better mother for it.  

The girls outfits are from the latest collection ‘Young Nomad’ - Halo & Horns the Company Which can be purchased from the link below.

www.haloandhorns.com.au

www.instagram.com/haloandhorns

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Much Love

Emm x

B U M P - Naomi + Rob

A session where the glow from the sun brought down the most beautiful rays, the ocean rolled in gentle waves and where a photograph really does tell a 1000 words.

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Scott & Hailey

A fairy tale day out the back of Tweed Heads, Northern NSW.

The rain drizzled over and brought out the most stunning light at golden hour.

Emm x

Halo & Horns

Halo & Horns launches - NOMAD

‘Young Nomads...empowering and spirited colour pallete that reflects our Australian Summer tones from Earth meets Sea. Vivid Rust, muted blue greens and golden hues .. all in our signatures bamboo and made for "Young Nomads" to explore, play and embrace long summer days.’ - Halo & Horns.

These pieces are buttery soft and just feel amazing on.

Emm x

Arnhem Oak

A handsome little rainbow baby for Jake & Cait.

The colour pallet and beautiful aesthetic in their home make me want to shoot their everyday.

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Welcome to the world Alex

Hello, hello.

Look at this gorgeous newborn session.

Little Alex was born prem, spent some time in Special care. I came to their beautiful abode once they were all settled in.

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An engagement party you didn't want to miss

The engagement party not to be missed! Styled, chilled and just amazing!!!

The Venue: The stunning place is focused around sustainability! It focuses on earth, supporting small, while all being eco friendly!!! It ticks all my boxes!! Check it out - https://thegreenmarquee.com

The Music: McDermott & North - https://www.instagram.com/mcdermott.north/

Games: https://www.facebook.com/funinthesunhire/

Tipi: https://www.instagram.com/goldcoast_tipis/

Picnic Furniture: https://www.instagram.com/klaras_house/

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Halo & Horns

Content creator!!! I love it!!

Working with the amazing Halo & Horns has been one of the best journey’s in my photography career. The clothing itself is just amazing, they ‘not only have beautiful Eco friendly clothing but a selection of carefully curated complimentary adults, babies and kids items’. It is a one stop shop!!

If your brand fits my aesthetic, send us an email!! I would love to work with you.

https://www.haloandhorns.com.au

Much Love

Emm x

Welcome to the world Frederick

Fresh 48 hour sessions capture the most beautiful moments.

Welcome to the world Frederick, you are divine.

All wraps, outfits and plaques are available for use, washed after each session, in sensitive washing liquid.

My Lily-Ann S/S19

Working with Sam from My Lilly-Ann was amazing. Surrounded by little people, we got them to play, laugh and enjoy the morning.

Head over to https://www.mylilyann.com.au/products/fields-of-honey-t-shirt to shop the latest Spring / Summer 19 collection

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Ezra's Picnic Soiree

And just like that our sweet like man turned four!!

A small gathering with his nearest and dearest.

I asked my neighbours work colleague if he would have any honeycomb!! He brought over the entire lid off a bee hive box!! It smelt & tasted amazing - thank you.

For those that don’t know Ezra is gluten & dairy free - the whole party was safe for him & the tasting board had all his favourites on it, including quince paste - he has expensive taste like is Mumma.

Details:

The piñata was from: https://www.discountpartywarehouse.com.au/product/party-busy-bee-hanging-pinata

The beautiful hand painted bee shirt: https://www.mylilyann.com.au/products/fields-of-honey-t-shirt

The linen suspenders: @Yoliandotis

Honeycomb wall: @Kmart

Mud kitchen & table: The husband

Everything else i already had.

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Family Day Out

I feel like yesterdays adventures was the perfect timing for some family time. 

A much needed break & time away from my phone - i took my camera though, because let's face it, obsessed! And I capture everyone else's special moments, so I have to do the same for us!!

The EKKA!!! Matt took me here on our first date!! Ever since, we have gone back every couple years! It is even more fun now, with kids! 

 

 

Cailtlin - A rainbow babe

Caitlin won a beautiful Mother's Day comp back in May. 

Due very soon with her rainbow babe, we booked in a maternity session for a beautiful spot near her home in the Northern Rivers. 

I receive a message! 'I have good news & bad news'!! The good news, her and bub were ok, the bad, she has been admitted into hospital for the remainder of her pregnancy. 

SO! I packed my bags & came to Caitlin!! 

From the moment we started messaging each other, it was an instant connection. Little did we know, we actually went to daycare together and had no idea!! 

It is such a small world!! I am so blessed to be able to capture these moments 

Fatherhood

'Any man can be a father, but it takes a special one to be a dad' - Anne Geddes  

Sounds a little cliche, but how true! 

The dad's always seem to miss out on the photos!! They don't want to be in them! 

You don't have to pose, look directly at the camera and smile! I want you to enjoy those moments with your kids, playing, exploring, adventures!! 

Now is the perfect time to book in for your Fatherhood mini session!