So often I photograph young families, and while I think it's great to capture these early stages in a new families life, I think it is equally as important to capture a family through ALL stages in their lives. And for this family, it was about marking a milestone in their Mum's life, a birthday. How beautiful and thoughtful is that!
And what better place to photograph this than at a location that has just as many family ties and memories with the family as they do with each other! I met Joh's family at their home in Milang, where they have lived since their youngest daughter was just 2 years old. I then followed them down to the local boat ramp and Jetty where we began our shoot. The partners and Joh's Dad soon met with us and we went for a little wander along the shore of the lake where they took me to their old family shack. Nestled amongst the other shacks of Milang and full of character, I could see why Kirk and Ros had chosen to make Milang their home for so many years.
To Joh and Eliza, your love for your Mum is so beautiful and I loved capturing every moment!