How lucky must this Mum be to have such beautiful daughters as Joh and Eliza. Joh contacted me a few weeks ago explaining that she wanted to purchase a voucher for her Mum's birthday. I thought this was the most thoughtful gift a daughter could give to her mother. The idea that she loves and appreciates her Mum so much that she wanted to make images of her mother at this particular stage in her life permanent just seemed so beautiful to me.
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!
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