Thursday, 9 October 2014

meet the densmores

One Sunday morning, back in the middle of a Melbourne winter, I spent the morning with some dear friends. Some of my most favourite people on the face of the planet.

Kate and I met over ten years ago when we were both legal PAs in a big, fancy, stuck up law firm. She had just said goodbye to her new fiancé, as he set off for a six month deployment at sea. She planned the wedding while he was away. It wouldn't be the last time he was sent away for half a year.

Kate had been saying for the past year.. We must get you over to take our photos! The kids are getting so big! Kate struggles to say no - to anything. She is one of the busiest people I have ever known. We tried to work out dates.. the months would pass.. finally, we locked it in the diary.

It was that very morning that we realised why it had taken us so long to get ourselves sorted. Joe, their cheeky, naughty, loveable beagle, had ailments and illness creeping in over that last year. His behaviour had changed because of his condition and he was no longer the carefree Joe Joe they once knew.

Three days after our shoot, Joe passed away.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

the craft corner / photographing golden hour

ANOTHER post in The Craft Corner series is up - the months are speeding by! This one is a gentle guide to shooting golden (and blue) hour, as requested by Em.

If the task of shooting into this kind of light has quashed your confidence, then go and have a read and hopefully you'll gain a little confidence back, to have another try.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014


Yeah, we're THIS happy - we're at the beach! No school! No kindy! NO FUCKING DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENTS OR DRUGS! Woop!

All you'll hear when you visit over the next fortnight is crickets chirping. So I wouldn't bother stopping by for a while.. we're far too busy sleeping in, celebrating birthdays, playing at the beach and visiting every playground we can find. Woop again!


Tuesday, 9 September 2014

the craft corner / play clay

We're having a go at polymer clay - or play clay as we like to call it! Take a look, get your clever smalls to make some one of a kind brooches for their playgroup/kindy/school teachers and you're sorted for Christmas super early! Or make something bright and colourful for yourself..

Tuesday, 2 September 2014


A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014.

Ruby / a stark contrast to the picture of health of Hermione.. call from the school nurse mid week saw an early pick up followed by a steep and rapid descent into extreme shitness
Cole / poor darling missed a week and a half of kindy.. at least his clay is happy?
Eliot / lots of showers for my smallest who decided he didn't really want to take any medicine anymore, even when your temp is hovering just below 40..

Joining Jodi each week

Monday, 1 September 2014

extreme shitness

I cannot think of a profanity worthy enough to use to describe the level of shitness we have experienced here in the last fortnight. That last photo is quite good. Compared to where things went from there.

We are climbing back, ever so slowly. Just in time to get the hell out of this place and head for the sunshine.

Melbourne, every winter you make me like you less and less. I will be overfuckingjoyed to fly away from you.

Sunday, 24 August 2014


A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014.

Ruby / Book Week! She was so impressed with her Hermione hair..
Cole / a terrible week of germs being passed around at kindy.. 'mum, I just feel the worst ever. EVER!'
Eliot / the boy who hates bandaids - but there was no way around it after an exceptional stack off his bike.

Joining Jodi each week
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