Precious Moments

The ones that got away

There just isn’t enough time these days. (I feel like I always say that, but it’s never not true.) I’ve stepped away from blogging for a bit, not from posting photographs, but from writing. Mostly because I have needed to focus on writing my thesis and planning the remaining shoots, and also because I have been busy trying to get my homemade micro brand of kids stuff, Little Horrors, off the ground. It is all just taking a very long time to set up a shop, sew stock and photograph it when juggling with a full-time toddler and a terrible summer on top of my Masters.

But alongside all of those reasons there were some trolls (not the large, hairy kind) that made things less pleasurable and just made me tired of the whole thing for a while. But I’ll get back into it.

Anyways, as I mentioned in my previous 52 post I had a really hard time choosing between photos last week. I figured I’d show you the ones that got away, plus some from the weeks before.


Week 4: At the Children’s gallery at Melbourne Museum, full of wonder.

Week 4: Taking a pause from playing guitar.


Week 4: The days are too hot for us to go outside, but once the sun goes down we come out to run around and drench ourselves. 



Week 4: happiness is a good hosing after too many hot days. _DSC3271_web

Week 6: Looking at reflections


Week 6: Eating a snack and thinking hard about something.

I’ve come to the conclusion that it is not possible to have too many photos of your children. Particularly the good ones.

Happy Friday! xx


Impossible choices

The problem with doing a 52 project as opposed to a 365 is having to choose one image instead of seven. But it also gives me the luxury of having many photos to choose from and making sure that the one I do choose is a particularly good one.

This week was hard. There were so many photos I liked, some because they were just really good photos and others because they said something about Anakin or about us as a family. What I find really interesting in photographing my son, except getting to marvel at his beauty, is to see how I translate the experience of motherhood through the lens.

Here are a few more photos of our week.  A few colour versus black and white dilemmas this week. (Click on images for a bigger view.) What do you think? Did I choose the right one? (see the 3/52 post for the chosen photo.)

Whoops! – Precious Moments Series



Sometimes what goes down must come back up! Anakin was always a “happy chucker”, he’d do a vomit and then just keep smiling, as evidenced by these images shot with a couple of seconds between them. I found them in the August 2012 folder, just 3 weeks into our 365 project, making Anakin 8 months old. I get sentimental seeing how small he used to be, especially with that toothless grin.


*Precious Moments series are outtakes from thousands of shots taken during the 365 project that never made the cut as official 365 photos, or haven’t appeared as illustrative photos for various blog posts. Precious Moments are moments too good to be forgotten.

Portrait of a family


It’s Sunday and the end of another week. We’ve had a great weekend here in our household, laughing ourselves silly and spending most of our time going for walks or on the floor in a bundle of arms and legs. Doesn’t get much better than this!


We managed to take a time out from the floor in front of the camera trying get yesterday’s 365 shot. Without further ado I give you a portrait of our family.



And my very favourite:


What’s your favourite way to spend time with your family?

I hope you’ve all enjoyed your weekend!

xx Dida


Forget Me Not – Precious moments series

Because I take on average between 700-1200 photos of Anakin every month for my 365 project, and for documentation in general, there are obviously a lot of photos that never make “the public cut”. As I look through them I keep finding frames that I’d hate to be forgotten in the big photographic library of Anakin, so I thought I’d start a new series of blog posts for these precious moments. Sometimes there will probably be more than just one photo from a set, sometimes not. We’ll see.

_DSC9471_web(Photo taken 5/10/2012)