Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Most of you will know Lou. She's wonderfully talented with camera in hand, a beautiful and honest writer and all round ace person. And today? She's a mum of THREE. Baby boy made his way into the world yesterday and he's completely perfect and delicious, just like his big sisters.
Lou asked me to be part of her Hey Baby! series which documents the awkward/awesome/anticipating aspects associated with mama's growing belly and emotions, and baby boy's journey into the Buma clan. Week 36 and Lou was in fast forward as the family prepared for the early arrival of No. 3.
It was a bit of a mad rush to the end, between hospital visits and monitoring for Lou and far less impressive, yet equally necessary commitments at my end (relatively speaking of course, ahem).. but we made it to the Collingwood Children's Farm for some lunch and a wander with the smalls so that another week's growth and count down to baby's birth could be remembered in frames. A freezing, windy morning turned into a beautiful, bright afternoon with the sun ducking in and out of the clouds.
This was the first proper time I had met Lou - in the flesh (the first real time was when we randomly ran into each other in the city last month). Like many a blogger, I felt I already knew her so well because of her open and honest personality. I've watched her for a long while professionally, and she has sat high on my list of favourite photographers since I found her. Now she was asking me to photograph her. I was a little overwhelmed with it all if I'm being honest. Photographing someone who - and whose work - I admire and respect so much. On the back of a hectic and exhausting month, my head was a bit all over the place. Thankfully my desire to please was lurking somewhere at the back of my messy head.. and was relieved to hear Lou critique her Week 36 frames as BEAUTIFUL (yes, she used CAPS - yes, I may have high fived myself). Thankyou Lou - thankyou for asking me to be a part of such a special project.
What a sweet trio these girls make. Jake must be over the moon he's got a little bit more testosterone in the house now.. albeit in it's teeny tiny form.
Welcome Baby Cedar! X