I know where Santa lives

I know where Santa lives

A photo from Christmas taken on the iPhone – just testing publishing to the blog via iOS!

Meet my cousin Dave

Dave

Dave

Mum and I went over and caught up with him and his extended family this afternoon at Twin Waters Resort. Dave has two beautiful young boys, Oska:

Oska

Oska

and Harper:

Harper

Harper

Originally we were going over there to have a swim at the pool in Twin Waters itself and then have a bite to eat, play some poker and the like. Once we got there though we all headed down to the nearest beach for a spot of fishing, and I was keen to get photos of Dave casting the net for bait:

Dave casting for small bait fish

Dave casting for small bait fish

Eventually though we all moved back to where the kids were and the afternoon ended up becoming almost an impromptu photo shoot of Dave and his two boys. His younger son Harper was learning to snorkel for the first time, it was a beautiful afternoon, Dave and the kids were comfortable having me around and so everything just kind of lined up and I’m glad that I was there to capture some otherwise private and intimate moments between a father and his sons.

It is afternoons like today that remind me why I really love photography – for the beautiful moments that it captures and the great memories that will be brought back time and again for years to come.

If you want to see the full slideshow click here.

🙂

Morning meditation

Morning meditation

Morning meditation

Santa's little helpers

Santa’s little helpers

Christmas sunnies

Christmas sunnies

Christmas has come early

This year has just flown by…

Christmas has come early

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! My colleague JB got me this card for Christmas because the guy on the cover apparently bears a striking resemblance to me! I’ll let you decide if that’s what I look like but I have my doubts – at least with the hair coming out the bottom of the speedos! :p

To me, Christmas is all about family and friends and so I spent it up on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, where my Mum & Dad are based, as well as many uncles, aunties & cousins. Had a great time although I was only up there for 4 days. Below is a slideshow of some of the photos taken, or a link to the full gallery is here. I hope wherever you were at Christmas, that it was a good one! 🙂

Christmas is almost here…

Hopefully i’ve got a few more years yet before I have the belly to be able to pull off the Santa outfit… 🙂

(apologies for the poor quality – colleague’s iPhone and no image stabilisation!)