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Van de Graaff Family - Brisbane Family Photographer

It was a hot spring afternoon as we met at the local swimming hole for this family session.

I almost immediately got into trouble with 8 year old Harrison by asking his younger brother if he was the oldest. Im sure its a very common mistake because 6 year old Hamish is taller than his big brother - and I can imagine how awesome that must be for a brother!

The boys were excited that their 7 month old puppy Charlie was at the session too, they were letting Charlie lead them off towards the water and if their Dad hadn't stopped them I think they boys and the pup would have been straight into the river without a second thought.

3 year old Madeline was a bit shy at first, and very scared of her beautiful new shoes getting dirty on the pathway, but it was a quick and painless start to the session with some stunning family photos clicked off - even Charlie was smiling in them!

The afternoon was coming up with the most beautiful light for this session, a lovely cloud layer giving us some diffusion on the bright afternoon sun.

The boys were great at taking directions from me and I think they particularly enjoyed climbing the railing on the boardwalk for their single photos.

Madeline had her turn and despite her concerns about her pretty shoes, she could turn on the sweetest smiles for the camera, it was quite incredible to see her switch modes just like that.

Part of the reason this gorgeous family booked their session was because it was their 10 year anniversary, so we did a special photo with a cute board they had made themselves with the cute stats on the past ten years.

To finish the session we stopped at the waters edge for some lovely late-light photos, which nearly came un-done when Mum wobbled on the rocks and Dad caught her and they balanced again just in time. It was a very sweet moment between them - you could see how much they laugh together and love each other.

With the last shots done we waved goodbyes and they headed off for a lovely kid free dinner out.

Happy Anniversary Malcom and Kylie, ten wonderful years building your life together and countless more to come, it was an honour to photograph your beautiful family and document this wonderful family milestone for you.

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