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{10 on 10 ~ january 2015}

my first post for 2015… hope you all had a magical christmas and new year!

we are home in australia for the holidays! its so lovely to spend time with family and friends and i really love eating at all my favourite places and stocking up on the things we can’t get in bali and miss terribly while we are away… spelt pasta, herbal tea and our favourite toothpaste. i can’t believe how much i love my toothpaste from home…

last year i didnt shoot as many personal photos as i would have liked… i am hoping this year will be different and i am super excited to be taking part in the 10 on 10 project with the most inspiring friends for another year!

today im sharing photos from a few moments at the beach in kingscliff. its the most peaceful spot with very few people around… i love capturing these kinds of days. audrey singing and dancing in the wind. truly beautiful in every way!

notice something different? a little bit of sparkle? audrey has begged to get her ears pierced forever… the months leading up to christmas she said it was all she wanted. i was so reluctant because i remember having constant infections as a child. i no longer wear earrings because one ear was so troublesome. how can i say no to that face though? boxing day we did it and she is so crazy in love with them! fingers crossed they heal ok in humid bali…


thanks so much for stopping by! be sure to stop by and take a peek at nicole’s sunshiny images. rowe x

January 11, 2015 - 4:41 am

candy - your audrey is stunning! i am sitting here amazed by all these beautiful growing children of ours. she lives in a magical world, i just love it! <3 i am happy you get the good toothpaste you needed : ) i am like that about favorite things too.

January 11, 2015 - 5:46 am

Ginger - Rowe, she’s a beauty! I love the way you captured her in this series .. So many details I adore! And those sparking ears. Precious our ten year old is starting to ask, maybe on our horizon❤️

January 11, 2015 - 10:51 am

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January 11, 2015 - 12:22 pm

melissa - hair blowing in the wind is one of my favorite things…it has a life of its own, doesn’t it?! I feel a sense of who she’ll become as a woman in these…so beautiful, as always, rowe!

January 11, 2015 - 6:12 pm

peregrinationgourmande - Rowe you are so inspiring me! Beautiful pics as always and beautiful girl of course.
I’ll try to improve my photography this year. And not only for food photo!

January 11, 2015 - 9:15 pm

maria manco - these photos feel so carefree! I lvoe the way you capture her. those wind blown hair shots are awesome.

January 12, 2015 - 1:48 am

Sara Garcia - She’s so beautiful and my Lord these images are stunning. I love the way you shoot…it’s like reading a story. SO gorgeous Rowe.

January 12, 2015 - 10:16 am

ali deck - Oh Rowe. Audrey is getting so big and lovely, seriously she is stunning. I want her beach curls. ;) Love seeing your life again, I’ve missed you. xo

January 12, 2015 - 11:59 pm

Jackie Tyghem - your daughter is beautiful and always so happy ! I love LOVE the one of her laughing xo

January 13, 2015 - 3:34 pm

Nicole - Your daughter is turning into a beautiful young lady. & these images
Of her are what this project is all about. So personal and I love that we are all at this again. Life is beautiful and I love peeking into yours!

January 14, 2015 - 6:48 am

Kelly Durie - Such beautiful, stunning pics as always. I particularly love the b+w pic of her doing her cheeky face, but then again….love the colours in all of them and her hair looks gorgeous too!! She is beautiful and your work is always amazing!! Miss and love you. xx

January 14, 2015 - 8:38 am

Janine - gosh she is growing up into a beautiful young lady. i remember getting earrings, too. such a milestone event! i love image #2 so much but they are all gorgeous. i’m so glad our circle is back! xx

January 14, 2015 - 12:18 pm

rowe - haha… nearly didn’t include image 2 because i so wished i had her whole hand in the image but i too loved it, flaws aside! thanks janine x

January 14, 2015 - 1:09 pm

Sasha @ From the Left Field - Gorgeous pics! As always. So inspiring, what a lovely idea doing the 10 on 10. And must be wonderful to be in Australia for a bit, catching up and relaxing. xx

January 14, 2015 - 2:01 pm

rowe - aww… thanks so much cathy! looking forward to seeing your photography evolve x

January 14, 2015 - 2:06 pm

rowe - thanks so much for your kind words sasha! how fun to get a group of clever cookies girls together and document and share your day! if you do, be sure to share the link with me x

January 14, 2015 - 2:08 pm

rowe - kel… thanks sweetheart! i love the cheeky face one. so her, isn’t it? miss you and the girls too xxx

January 21, 2015 - 7:40 pm

Jess - A Little Part of the World - I love the 10 on 10 project. I would love to try this. Next month. These are gorgeous moments you’ve captured. Jx

January 23, 2015 - 11:10 am

Krissy @ Pretty Wee Things - These photos are beyond words! I love the shots of her hair in the breeze! And of course, her smile!

{kaleidoscope project ~ cambodia edition ~ november 2014}

after a rather long break… I’m super excited to share that the kaleidoscope project is back this month! i love feeling inspired by sweet friends to shoot and edit family photos… YAY!

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Kaleidoscope  is derived from the Ancient Greek (kalos), “beautiful, beauty” (eidos), “that which is seen: form, shape” and (skopeo), “to look to, to examine.”  Hence “observation of beautiful forms.

We are a group of friends, mummas, visual artists and photographers from around the world who are passionate about capturing images of the real, the messy and the magical – the wonder of the everyday. Like a kaleidoscope, our photographs are playful and experimental, ever-changing and infused with light and colour. They reflect the shared meaning and beauty in our lives.

for those of you who don’t know, we visited cambodia in may and had the most wonderful time! i shared lots of photos on instagram and a random photo or two on FB but for the most part, i downloaded all my cards and forgot about them once home and into the busyness of everyday life! a few days ago i started to edit photos from our japan holiday last month thinking i would share them for this months kaleidoscope project and then thought choosing a day from our cambodia adventure should come first!

i have been harping on about going to cambodia since we arrived in bali but we often leave it till the last minute to plan stuff and the tickets end up being more than we want to spend. this time, we just decided to make it happen. life is short. adventures nourish our souls so a couple of weeks before our visas were due to expire we did it… we would be away for 8 days. 5 days in siem reap and 3 days in phnom penh.

people were lovely. food was yummy. the weather was stifling hot so we made a habit of getting to bed early so we could head out first thing, stay out for as long as we could last and then head back to the hotel for a swim and a little cool, air conditioned air and lunch, then we would head out again in the afternoon.

i am sharing our first day out exploring. this day was made up of tuk tuk rides and temple visits in siem reap. this day we went to ta prohm {aka: tomb raider temple} which i think was one of my most favourite temples! not as grand as some of the bigger temples but there was something magical about it that i couldn’t quite put my finger on? in the afternoon we went to visit the bayon temple which had the most beautiful grounds surrounding it and was surprisingly quiet.

i fell head over heels in love with the temples and wanted to visit as many as we could manage! not overly exciting for my then 10 year old… she wonders why every time we travel we must visit temples and shrines. i think she would prefer to do a spot of shopping… such a tough life. poor little poppet! haha!

cambodia angkor ta prohm temple
cambodia angkor ta prohm temple

pop over to see how ginger unzueta captured halloween in her part of the world. you know its going to be magical… her images always are! from there you can visit another photographer and another, until you eventually come back to me! this post has me all excited to share more cambodia holiday photos. thanks for reading x

November 6, 2014 - 9:35 pm

Ginger Unzueta - your adventures inspire me so much Rowe. I love the ones of her walking along the beautiful wall. gorgeous.

November 7, 2014 - 8:38 am

Maria - A-freaking-mazing!!!

November 8, 2014 - 8:01 pm

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November 10, 2014 - 8:17 pm

Shan @ forty up - Beautiful!

November 13, 2014 - 8:03 pm

Janine - Beautiful, Rowe. I want to go there. I love all the smiling faces and that bottom image is my favourite. Jx

{love + chaos}

life with 3 small children under 5 is hectic but i think there is a beauty in the chaos of it all. deb gets that…

the images she chose really reflect this time in her families life. it was a busy session and we had to work hard to get and keep, all 3 kids in the frame! there may have been some bribery going on and fabulous methods of distraction involving bird and plane spotting. when i was leaving, deb specifically asked me not to delete the photos where a child is doing something they shouldn’t. if there was 1 out of 3 crying, she was totally ok with that! she was keen to see the ones others might discard and i really LOVE that!

as a mumma, i totally look forward to a little quiet ‘me’ time because sometimes it can get to be too much being so needed but before too long, the house will be really quiet. there will be no children needing us to help feed them or dress them. asking us to look at them ride on their bike super fast for the 112th time or score their cartwheel again while they try and execute the most perfect one! in those quiet moments, i long for the beautiful chaos and all the happiness and warmth that came with it. for that reason, i love that deb will have these photos to remember just how it was when her children were small.

go embrace your chaos! rowe x