world gratitude day | melbourne family photographer

For many of you it may have gone unnoticed but this week we acknowledged "world gratitude day" on the 21st of September. The very first celebration of this day started in 1965 in Hawaii and every year since, its following has grown with the hope that by dedicating one day a year to this practise it will encourage more positivity, content, and a happier world.

I like to think that most of us practice gratitude daily, even if we are totally unaware that we are doing so - I know I try to. So my blog post today is about my gratitude with regard to my work and a very serious little boy named Harry. 

I feel that photographs are a gift to our "future" family and the documentary style that I love not only tells future generations what we look like in the moment but also a little bit about us and the love that our family shares. I will be forever grateful and consider it such a privilege to be invited in to the every day lives of my clients and to capture that little glimpse of them as they are in that moment. Particularly when some of those moments are sometimes quite intimate. What makes my heart sing even louder is when I am invited back again and again to photograph them as their family grows and document them year after year. 

Which brings me to Harry. This week I had an email from his mama to book in a family session to include Harrys new little brother, Tom. I am so excited to catch up with them all again and to meet little Tom. Seems like a perfect opportunity to share with you some of my favourite images from my previous session with Harry. And as you will see he was a VERY serious little man ...