We went to Tea Gardens to visit friends for the Australia Day weekend, and it was beautiful and sunny; perfect for spending the day in the water. You can’t ask for much more than that on Australia Day. Except perhaps an ice cold cider and a sausage sanga.
On the way, we stopped in at Seal Rocks for a swim. There’s not much at Seal Rocks, but the beautiful beaches make up for that…even if they were covered in seaweed.
Looking back on all these photos almost makes me miss the summer heat…*almost*.
I’m not necessarily a winter gal, but I can only really enjoy summer up to a certain point. And that point is at around 27°C. When the temps are starting to hit the late 30s, it’s just so uncomfortable, sweaty and gross. Autumn and spring are clearly the best seasons; a good in-between of temperatures (I type, as I sit here with my Ugg boots, a hoodie, beanie and fleece blanket on my lap to try and keep warm). NOT TO MENTION, YOU CAN SLEEP WITH A BLANKET ON! Cosy goodness. Anyway, you didn’t come here to read me rant about the weather (if you did, then man you got lucky huh? And also, that’s weird).
I will say though, the downside to the colder months is that there’s a lot less fun weekends spent with your mates. Well, unless you’re huddled around a fire, which is cool and all, but I feel like it’s almost in our blood as Aussies, to love our days at the beach. And I think particularly when you have kids, getting to share these moments, and make these memories with your friends and their families, there’s just something extra special about that.
If you have a day out or weekend away with family like this, and you want it documented while also actually being *IN* the photos, then I’m your gal! Family photos don’t have to be the clichéd posed shots of everyone in matching outfits – I love to document families relaxed and hanging out, just doing whatever they love to do. Think outside the box when it comes to your family photos; have a think about what moments you’d like to be captured, and to look back on and to pass onto future generations.
If you have something in mind, get in touch – I’d love to hear about it!