Theeeeese guys. Oh my gooooodness what fun and ADVENTURE that run through their veins!
They are explorers and creators of the best kind.
Early last month I hung out with our awesome friends, The Shakespeares out at Kaituna Valley one beautiful bright and frosty winter morning. This is totally a Kelly Shakespeare stomping ground and it was so exciting to get this gorgeous family out for an adventure filled lifestyle family photo shoot! It’s really something quite awesome to be truly inspired by another photographer and it’s all too easy when it’s a photographer like Kelly Shakespeare herself. I love shooting in new areas and especially places and scenario’s that people really love. I was Kelly inspired through and through! She’s got two cheeky young cherubs, Alba (3 going on 4) and Maya (1). And her graphic designer husband Jarred (who actually designed our logo) is her support and life’s true love. As a collaborative, The Shakespeare Family bring the Awesome!!!
These two are such incredible parents, you can visibly see how much their girls LOVE them! They bring the love and light in their own Shakespeare way that continues to touch others lives in such small, medium, large AND ever vibrant ways. Alba and Maya are chips off the ol blocks and with their passionate, gorgeous, gentle, loving and cheeky ways… are already spreading the same illumination with the people they love, know and continue to meet!
Thank you July for this glorious winter’s morning with our awesome and wonderful friends! … And if you felt like checking out Kelly’s work (of course you know you will!), you may as well check out the BEAUTIFUL shoot we had with her this very same weekend! :) You’re amazing guys… Let the adventure… BEGIN!
POssibly the most still you’ll find Alba the whole shoot. This girl’s got things to see, places to experiences, mountains to climb! …
These guys are forever out walking, exploring, adventuring of all kinds. Kelly’s folks own a farm, so there is alllll too much goodness to be experienced out there! I’m pretty sure Alba is running the farm already! ;-)
Alba and Maya are sooooo playful with each other. I can already see their real, honest, true, loving sister kinship and bond!
Oh May May, you’re so wonderful!
Two gorgeous and glorious girls!
Mountains to climb and conquer…
B e a uuuuutiful!
While Alba and Daddy are having fun on the mountain top!
May May is a total daredevil… she’s up for anyyyything! (I can see the ‘Oh Heck’ flashing is Kell’s head right now lol)
Haha I love you Alba!
I love when little family games come out of the woodworks… the smiles on there girls faces, sooooo so GOOD!
Hehe you little munchkins! Joy radiates from these little monkies!
Home. Sweet. Home
Sister adoration of their own kind!
I met Kell 5 years ago, she was fresh fresh freeeeshly pregnant with Alba. Kelly and I clicked straight away and that fact she felt comfortable telling me that she was pregnant (a practical stranger at the time), was suuuch an honour… I know I’ve had a soft spot for her since that point. hehe And watching her family grow has been without a doubt one of the sweetest and most amazing privileges amongst my life.
Here’s a trip down memory lane…
Alba was 7 weeks from her birth date here in their Maternity Session.
And Alba turned 1 a whole year later and we did a hilarious Cake Smash.
Almost a decade together and 6 years of marriage and they making each moment COUNT!
There’s no denying it! We LOVE you guys! And thanks for such an incredible weekend of documenting each others beautiful families! I know our photos will be treasures forever and I hope you treasure yours too!