As I was taking photos of this families eldest daughter in the cubby she casually told me, “We call this the love cafe'“ and pointed to the hand drawn sign etched on the wall next to the door. I thought it was the sweetest name, embodying everything that is a cubby. A place where happy memories are made and adventures start, a space that transforms into whatever you want, a cafe, a post office, a house to play ‘Mums and Dads’ in.
I remember the years spent in our childhood cubby. A special place for my sister and I built by my Dad, with painted blue shutters and matching curtains, lovingly made by my crafty mum. We had an abundance of fake food, an oven built by my Uncle and Grandad’s old sherry bottles. I remember periodically, organising a working bee, taking everything out, spraying for spiders, mopping the floor and tending to the garden out the front. And no doubt bossing my little sister to participate! So much fun was had.
I hope these two poppets look back at these photos in years to come and remember how much fun they had together in their backyard.
Take some time to look through the rest of the sessions images, showcasing their beautiful farm complete with Scottish Highland cattle, chickens and not only a cubby but a pretty cool fort!
Do you have a family farm and want to capture you daily life with the kids and animals? I am currently offering sessions at home and some of the suburbs serviced are: Belmont, Newtown, Armstrong Creek, Charlemont, Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove, Jan Juc, Torquay, Moriac and Ceres. Not in one of these areas? No worries, I love to travel! Get in touch if you have any questions!
While taking this image she casually told me, “We call this the love cafe'“ and pointed to the hand drawn sign etched on the wall next to the door. I thought it was the sweetest name, embodying everything that is a cubby. A place where happy memories are made and adventures start, a space that transforms into whatever you want, a cafe, a post office, a house to play ‘Mums and Dads’.
After 70 years in the same family, this beautiful home was about to be sold. Despite the almost empty state, the house was full of character and evidence of a family who had enjoyed the house for generations. It was very special to be able to document this house as it transitioned from one family to another, empty but full of memories and potential.
A showcase of a beautiful memoir keepsake interview and photo book of a friend’s mother. How much of your parent's story do you know? What about your Grandparents? Lauren McAdam Photography can help you make a legacy album for your family, complete with stories and photos, keeping those memories alive for future generations.
I’m sure we can all resonate with how quickly childhood flies by. The eldest child of this family was about to start high school. In that land of limbo of still playing Lego with his brothers but teenager years on the horizon. His parents wanted to capture this innocent time before things change.
Weekends are precious in this household. With running two family businesses and two small children weekdays are busy. With their weekend session booked in this family wanted to capture all the things they love doing as a family.