A couple weeks back I was able to return to Palmerston North for a special weekend. It went something like this… Lovely chats with dear friends who almost all had something exciting happening in their lives. A movie night in my friends barn with probably 20 members of her family – where it was projected big on the wall and we stayed up late until finally falling asleep in our sleeping bags. Eating far too much at my favourite cafe so I’d be filled up until my next visit. And to top it off, I ALSO got to catch up with this amazing family! What a weekend!
I first met Tracey and Jarrod, and their little family, more than 2 years ago when I photographed them one evening at the beach. So I was really excited to be asked back to update their family photos! Little Leah was only a few months old, and she’s now a full-blown running and talking almost 3 year old! It’s crazy to see them change like that! It really doesn’t feel that long ago.
We met by the river and were greeted by perfect evening light! We had a fun little shoot with smiles and laughs, made some beautiful images, and I didn’t think it couldn’t get any better! But then Tracey said in a msg after choosing her canvas and prints that she “literally had tears of excitement, and would be waiting on the doorstep for the courier” I’m so lucky to be brought into people’s lives, and asked to create something they will truly treasure. Often it goes beyond just the delivery of the final products, and friendships are born :) Lucky girl I am!
So without further delay, here are just few of my favourite images for our shoot. Hope you enjoy!