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The Nursery {in Words}



In this lifetime, the lasting memories - the ones that are buried deep into our core, will be those monumental times spent with the ones we love. Big life moments such as wedding celebrations, the births of children and overseas adventures are the occasions that are innately embedded into our being - without conscious thought, without the effort to internalise.

However it's the little moments in life, the everyday occurrences, that create a most happy existence, a happy life... a happy heart. Moments of true connection; of pure, blissful love... a fleeting look, a tender touch, a stolen kiss - these are the instances that define a relationship, that build a deep, rich, eternal bond. These actions are simple and effortless. They are the unassuming facets that intertwine the heart strings of beloveds. But often because of their subtlety, those fleeting looks, those tender touches, those stolen kisses, simply become the familiar. Their occurrence in our everyday, means they simply become our everyday.



Attending The Nursery last weekend, I discovered that the magic in capturing a perfect image does not lie solely within the talents of the photographer or the expense of their camera. Of course a knowledge of shutter speed, aperture and ISO all have a role in composing a beautiful photograph, as does high quality equipment. However at the heart of capturing an incredible image is the understanding and appreciation of connections between people. The gift of anticipating that fleeting look, that tender touch, that stolen kiss and pausing those enchanting moments with the press of a finger. At the heart of photography, is the photographer with a heart. One that values relationships, one that cherishes family, one that holds love in the absolute highest regard.



Thank you Tim for sharing your knowledge of the intricacies of photography during The Nursery, but most importantly, thank you for opening my eyes to the world of encapsulating pure love and natural connections through photographs.

Thank you also for capturing our family's everyday - the everyday that we didn't realise was so utterly beautiful until you gave us this gift with your incredible images. Not until you see your world from the outside looking in, do you realise how those simple, effortless, unassuming acts of love are the true beauty that becomes daily life. Thank you for showing us that we have so, so much to be grateful for; for revealing the magic that is our little family. The passion you hold so palpably for Kesh and Roo, translates wholly through your craft in the way you cherish the sacredness of the family unit.

In you, we have found not only a truly brilliant photographer... we have found ourselves a life-long friend.





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24 comments:

  1. What beautiful words and pictures Anna xxx You've truly summed up the simplicty of love. It shouldn't be hard but a natural part of our existence every day.

    Sophie xo

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    1. Thank you Sophie. I hope everyone is lucky enough to experience that natural, pure love in their lives, each and every day x

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  2. The most beautiful words. I think I'll be back to read this again tomorrow xx

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    1. Oh Elisa, what an incredible compliment! Thank you so much! *blush x

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  3. Oh lovely Anna! I've come back to this post many times over the last few days and have been unable to find the words for a comment. This post is so very beautiful! You have woven together words in such a way as to convey not only your deep love for your man and your baby but also what humans intrinsically feel when our souls collide. A masterpiece lovely bloggy friend! A kindred spirit I have found of that I'm sure :) x

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    1. Steph, your comment brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for your absolutely beautiful words. A true honour coming from someone I regard so, so highly. The love I feel for Si and Sage is more than words could ever justify; I can but try. Kindred spirits indeed :-) x

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  4. Hi Anna. Reading your words made me smile. So beautifully scripted. Lovely to meet you. Veronica.

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    1. Makes me smile that I brought you a smile :-) x

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  5. Just stunning - your words, Tim's photos, your beautiful little family - all amazing! :)

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    1. What an inspirational fellow I had as my muse! :-)

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  7. Your words are so beautifully expressed Anna and your family is so cute :) xx

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    1. Thank you Ellen - we're very lucky to have one another. I loved your shots of Gaby and her sweetest little bump. Just gorgeous x

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  8. This post is really beautifully written. I love the way you've written about your experience both at the nursery and with Tim shooting your crew. He certainly has a talent for making the everyday remarkable doesn't he.

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    1. He sure does Kristy. His ability to capture the ordinary and turn it into the most beautiful piece of art is truly incredible x

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  9. You speak with such beautiful poetry. Thank you for sharing your knowledge in such a way. The Nursery certainly was a revelatory experience wasn't it? I am still processing, months after I attended xx

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    1. Oh Lisa, what an incredible compliment - thank you! I think it'll be an experience that never truly leaves those who attend x

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  10. Such beautiful words and images. You've captured the essence of what Tim does perfectly. xx

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    1. He's the absolute master of his craft Amelia - so lucky to have spent two days with him and his beautiful little family x

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  11. Anna that is so beautifully written, and the pictures are just gorgeous xx

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    1. Oh Nell - thank you for visiting! I absolutely love following your blog, as Phiney and Sage are so close in age. Tim is so, so phenomenal and puts his heart and soul into his photogaphy and his family, which translates seemlessly into the images he takes of others. He captures pure love as he KNOWS pure love x

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  12. What a wonderful piece of writing and I agree with all the comments here......TIm (& Kesh & Roo) are just such wonderful people aren't they....I love how much Tim loves and treasures his family.

    Lovely to find you blog x

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    1. Tim's love for his family is so very, very obvious and a true delight to witness. Thank you so much for visiting! x

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