New Year’s resolutions and family portraits


New Year resos. Yeah, I’ve had a few.

This year’s include some totally achievable and not-at-all unrealistic things like “lose 20kg by May” and “write book”. There are also a swathe that focus on family and basically boil down to cherishing the everyday moments instead of railing against the mundane.

Well, only time will tell how I go with this year’s plans but I did at least tick off one of last year’s resolutions and got some professional family photos done towards the end of last year.

We spent an afternoon with the lovely Fi of Fi Mims Photography. She and her husband also own and run the laid-back Cowderoy’s Dairy in St Kilda  – a favourite spot many Melbournites will be familiar with.

I can’t recommend her highly enough as a great gal and beautiful photographer.  She not only somehow got Olive to respond to her gentle suggestions, but also managed to capture us in a way that’s different to our usual totally un-posed stuff but that is still really natural and true. Quite the miracle really.

Fi was a pleasure to work with and at the end of our session, she took a couple of polaroids and left them with us. I loved that little touch of having some candid shots from the day while we waited for the really good stuff. I had a hard time choosing which prints to buy, but eventually settled on this lot.

So here we are my loves: me, that handsome husband and those dear little baby Bettys.

Family Portrait Fi Mims Photography - Soph and Olive Olive

Soph story 3

And yep, I am totally hiding the extra 20kgs I’m carrying behind my child. Well, kids have to be good for something, right?

Happy New Year my loves.  I hope 2013 is the bees knees. The cat’s whiskers. The duck’s guts. All those good things.