Last year I had the good fortune to spend three days at Seidler House, an incredible modernist home perched over a magnificent gorge in New South Wales’ Southern Highlands. I was there with like-minded creatives looking to be inspired and learn from the best.
Dan O’Day and Samm Blake are two amazing photographers, creative individuals and generous souls. Their workshop, Art and the Heart, is all about nourishing and sustaining a creative life while also making a living from photography on your own terms.
Perhaps needless to say, it was a wonderful experience on so many levels. Three days with all these talented folk in such a magical environment left me refreshed, excited, buzzing with ideas and ready to take my photography to the next level.
I’ve been photographing this girl literally since the day she was born. I like to think that years down the track she (as well as perhaps her own children and grandchildren) will treasure these photos of her childhood. I know her mother and grandmother already do.
If the only pictures you have of your babies are on your iphone, I encourage you to consider investing in some professional photographs of your family. Kids grow so fast, you can’t get their childhood back — but you can have beautiful, timeless images to remember it by.