Remember this photo?
and maybe these?
In 2009 I took a world photo tour that included a week in London. I hung out with Helen and Martin there. Helen’s a ballet dancer and teacher, and Martin is a theatre set designer. We spent a day together at Brighton and late in the summer evening Helen cracked open some moves. The pizza shop image ended up in my exhibition leaving traces. It was an awesome week filled with laughs and inspired discussion.
Little did we know that Helen was expecting. Fast forward 18 months…and we reunited in Cooma, Australia, for their son Lloyd’s christening…their family story had begun…
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of first laying eyes on someone that you haven’t seen in a long time, it’s SO exciting!!!
The service got underway and a video was installed so that Martin’s family in the UK could watch the events unfold.
It’s such a nice feeling at a christening.
Everybody is there in good spirit, even if they’re not religious.
The service was lovely with lolly offerings made to all.
The idea simply, is that we must live in the spirit of giving rather than taking.
A beautiful candle was presented to Helen and Martin.
Woah mamma! It was one crazy windy day!
But I love this image, Helen is beautiful and Lloyd is so scrummy.
Then we hit up the house for a good old fashioned barbeque lunch.
The black hat!
Martin is a classic British chap, always looking for the humour in the moment.
It works well with Helen’s killer smile.
Hanging out with the god parents….and grandma!
A really lovely family experience to capture not only for everyone that was there and for Martin’s family, but for Lloyd himself. Thank you Helen and Martin for having me along, and I’m looking forward to more creative adventures with you in London in 2011!
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