I had an early morning shoot and Florin still wasn’t awake when we left. He stirred down at the beach and was ready for some pre-waking breakfast and to settle back to sleep in my carrier while I shot some images.
It has been so nice to be enjoying a break from “working’ and focus on some creative projects which I can’t wait to share soon.
Taking a little portrait to enter into the Bonds Baby search (I entered this smiley one instead) Florin had a pensive moment and my heart was stolen by those little expressive brows. My little secret agent in stripes.
I posted a photo of this to Instagram but had to grab a photo with my “big” camera when I got out of the shower of my little shower buddy. Errol is at work more often than not when I am trying to shower and so I’ve had to become resourceful about getting things done otherwise I’d probably never shower and start getting around with baby vomit and vegemite stuck to me (who am I kidding? this already happens). Florin loves water and happily sits and splashes in his bucket while I wash and the sometimes draining feeling of never being alone is replaced with the sweetness of having this little face to look down at.
I can’t help but remember this same bucket holding a Peach and a Bear. Times like these are when I am infinitely grateful to earlier me for putting in the long hours and documenting so much of their childhoods. Having now worked professionally and been hired for some awesome jobs that I am proud of and that have given me such satisfaction, I still can’t think of any work that has been more important to me than documenting my own. It might not be “prestigious” but if my images of my children were my only body of work as a photographer I would still be the happiest.