Special Family Photo’s

It has to be said and he’ll admit it…. One of the worst people you ever want to hand your camera to and ask to take a photo on your behalf is Walter! He simply sucks at it! He never gets the zoom right, so either the photo’s have half of people cut off, or are zoomed out so far you can barely see who’s in the photo. His other favourite is to forget to use the flash when it’s needed, as what happened during my 40th birthday weekend. He took a hundred photo’s but none of them were usable!

As a result, the only photo’s I have of myself and of Ava and I together are always the ones that are taken by professional photographers. Every photo taken with our own camera is of Walter and Ava together and never include me. In a desperate attempt to create some photographic memories of Ava and I together, I always use the services of a professional photographer at her birthday’s and we also do fairly regular family shoots.

On Saturday we headed off to Bronwyn’s studio to take a few photo’s. I wanted some fun studio shots of all of us together and also some images of just Ava and I and then a few shots just of me to be used for interview purposes as things have started to happen on this little blog and I’ve even done some writing now that I’m getting paid for! Who would have thought!

Bronwyn sent me a sneak peak last night and as always I’m BLOWN away by her talent!



I absolutely love them! I hate professional photo shoots where the photo’s are so over photo shopped or the participants so over made up that they don’t look like themselves! I can’t wait to see the rest of the shots Bronwyn got.
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  • Reply Sue Stuart

    Wow, they are fabulous! I especially like the one of you with the heart that reads “The Blessed Barrenness”. I think I’m definitely going to keep her in mind for future photoshoots for us!

    June 25, 2012 at 10:44 am
  • Reply Jenny

    Wow! These look amazing!

    June 25, 2012 at 10:55 am
  • Reply Sian

    They are awesome. We had to postpone our shoot on Sunday because of the weather, and then it turned out to be a great day anyway. I can’t wait for ours and I have something very special planned for the photos.

    June 25, 2012 at 11:00 am
  • Reply Julia

    Ah Sharon, she just gets more and more BEAUTIFUL. I LOVE these. I am still trying to get it together for a family photo shoot and now I’m thinking that perhaps I need to do a studio one first before I attempt an outdoors one. Will you ask Bronwyn for a an affordable recommendation in CT please?
    I simply LOVE that last one of you. You ARE the Blessed Barrenness.

    June 25, 2012 at 11:35 am
  • Reply Melinda

    Very nice photos……

    June 25, 2012 at 11:43 am
  • Reply Lise

    Love love love these pics! The one of you with Ava on your back is my fave!

    June 25, 2012 at 12:16 pm
  • Reply TJ

    Those are gorgeous, Sharon! I LOVE the 1st and last ones! Ava is a beautiful, beautiful child (but you knew that already)! 🙂

    June 25, 2012 at 12:53 pm
  • Reply Robyn

    Stunning! Am definately going to give Bronwyn a call – when it gets a bit warmer though.

    June 25, 2012 at 1:32 pm
  • Reply blackhuff

    I love them too – such spontaneous

    June 25, 2012 at 1:58 pm
  • Reply Daryl Faure

    Those are really lovely photo’s Sharon. I love the natural feel to them. Ava is a real photo pro! She photographs beautifully.

    June 25, 2012 at 5:55 pm
  • Reply Maggie

    Such beautiful photo’s!! You sure are a good-looking family.

    June 25, 2012 at 8:31 pm
  • Reply Lena

    What AWESOME photos!! Ava is growing into a stunning wee girl (but you know that!) and you are all doing such a wonderful job of parenting her. Keep up the great job! Wonderful news about the articles too.

    June 25, 2012 at 9:12 pm
  • Reply Yvonne

    Those are exquisite!
    Those 2 close up’s of you and Ava actually had me gasp out loud and the last one where you are holding the sign is absolutely beautiful as well. I hope you give yourself credit for how gorgeous you are 🙂


    June 26, 2012 at 7:00 am
  • Reply Lisa-Marie

    frikkit… you had me in tears now!! These are STUNNING!!!!!
    PLEASE send me your favourite one of the 3 of you – I’d like to have it framed and put up on my photowall!
    *sob* i misssss you guys!!!!!

    June 26, 2012 at 7:14 am
  • Reply Shayne

    These are gorgeous pics sharon. My fav is of Ava in white, on her own. That little face – gorgeous!

    June 26, 2012 at 12:20 pm
  • Reply Spiritedmama1

    You guys are stunning!

    June 26, 2012 at 12:26 pm
  • Reply Spiritedmama1

    P.S. forgot to mention. After seeing these pics of Ava, I’m convinced that with her chromosomes and Dudie’s chromosomes they’ll procreate the most beautiful family.

    June 26, 2012 at 12:29 pm
  • Reply Chantal

    Stunning Pics!

    July 5, 2012 at 9:03 pm
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