Impressions from May & June : a personal project

by Jul 20, 2016Impressions Blog Circle, Personal, Photography Projects, Stories of my life1 comment

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[1] Scheveningen Beach, North of the pier
A solo walk along the water’s edge is food for the soul. The waves lapping around my feet was lovely! Later that afternoon, I received a sunny photo of Belmont’s Blue Lagoon (Lancashire, UK) from my Dad, and then my brother sent one from Chorley (Lancashire, UK) too. This was the photo I then shared with them. We’d all enjoyed some time outdoors that day and it was lovely to share where we’d been in our group chat. 

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[2] Scootin’
A new scooter for Lea! Her legs were too short to be able to sit on the seat so she sat on the frame (she still does that now even though her legs are long enough!) Too cute!

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[3] Hi
That little raised hand…. *swoon* !! Oh goodness, I am in love with the photos from a recent client’s maternity and newborn sessions.. absolutely cannot wait for her beautiful fine art album to arrive!!

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[4] Roadtrip to Sylt, Germany
This was a fun but quick stop for the girls on what turned out to be an 11-hour roadtrip through Germany. It was a much needed stretch of the legs – especially for Lea, who is constantly on the go. Time was slipping away fast though and with multiple stops and travel through rush hour traffic, we ended up only just making the last car-train to the island! What a relief to be on that last train! And really, the girls were amazing having spent an entire day in the car!

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[5] Tickle Tickle..
Happy times for the girls as they played with Tante Karin and Onkel Holger! We enjoyed a lovely bbq on this beautiful summer evening. 

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[6] Caught!
Stealth mode fail. I was spotted! Rebekka was reading to Lea, and Lea was sitting very still on the sofa, quietly listening. It was a rare moment and a memory I wanted to keep. I was able to get a couple of photos of them completely unaware of my camera but as I made my way closer to the sofa, Lea totally busted me. At first, only her eyes moved to look at me. Suspicious of the big black thing I was hiding behind, she gave me her “what are you doing?” kind of look. Then, as I peered over my camera, she was quickly up and climbing off the sofa to run over to me. The fleeting moment of stillness and sweet sisterhood, gone. Of the photos I took, it’s this one where I was caught out that brings a smile to my face.

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[7] Lea and Eddy
As I looked back over the photos I’d taken in the last few months, this was a memory that made me linger. Lea was so attentive to Eddy on that day. Quietly chatting to him in her own little language, stroking him, and sitting on the bottom step to wait for him to do his ‘business’ on the loo. It’s a different story now. A few days ago I caught her wagging her finger at him and telling him “niet doen” as he reacted to her teasing with a quick swipe of his paw! 

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[8] Freedom!
There’s no stopping her now! Rebekka’s so proud to be cycling on her own. And we’re proud parents too :-)

Impressions‘ is a creative project by an eclectic group of female photographers from around the globe. We aim to share the inspiration behind what we do through our bi-monthly posts.

Every other month, we will be sharing 8 images that tell the story of what inspired us in the previous weeks: our families, nature, weather, or maybe even work itself! We are free to explore the meaning of ‘impressions’, and it is likely to change month to month.

Say hello in the comments below and then hop on over to see what Kim Rogers of Brink Street Photography in Denver Colorado is sharing this month :-) Then continue clicking through the circle till you make it back here – I hope you enjoy all our posts!

Have a lovely summer!

With love,
~ Natalie

1 Comment

  1. Kim Rodgers

    Your photos always make me so happy, but I feel like your girls are growing too quickly!

    Reply

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