Paige | Family Portrait Photography | 18 May 2015 {Avon Valley Family Photographer}

I have been itching to find the time to blog this one, and already 6 months have flown past!  I loved everything about this session.

From the moment Paige's mum called me, I knew this was going to be a special shoot.  A 10th birthday present to her daughter.  Not an ipad, or any of the latest fads, but a photoshoot to mark that special day you hit double digits, and to celebrate the magic of childhood.

And a daughter who loves dolls and matchbox cars, vintage dresses and her amazing big brother, who wanted to incorporate all these things into her shoot.  Someone who wanted to style it with me.  Someone who had her own ideas and vision, and who was clearly excited about what might unfold.  And all at the age of 10 - what a dream client!

So at the end of Autumn, with the first cold Winter winds blowing in, we found ourselves an open grassy space, a railway line, some tin sheds, tracks and puddles just over the back of our place in Grass Valley, and this is what we came home with...

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Cairo Lunch 2015 | 2/28th Battalion & 24th Anti-Tank Association Event | 26 July 2015 {Avon Valley & Perth Event Photographer}

The annual Cairo Lunch was held recently, at the RAAF Airforce Association Club in Perth, and I was again privileged to be able to cover this amazing event, which celebrates the pivotal role our Diggers played in both Tobruk and Borneo during the Second World War.

Now a lunch for veterans and their families, this event actually began many years ago as an annual Ball, to celebrate the rest and recreation our soldiers had whilst on Leave in Egypt (Cairo) during their time abroad (which is why you'll see plenty of Fez hats and belly dancers as you scroll down the page!).

Sadly, my Grandfather passed away earlier this year, and will be greatly missed by both our family, his comrades, and the association. But I feel immensely proud of both him and his comrades for the sacrifice they made, and their ongoing contribution to all things veterans affairs in the years since. 

This is definitely one of my favourite regular events, and I think well deserving of its own Journal entry featuring some of the images!

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