12.8.11



A small break from the August break - not my photograph... and a few words.

Just before I had Emilia I met Beth at a "Bump's Lunch" and arranged for her to take a few photographs of our family while all four grandparents were in Berlin.  Matthias and I have very few photographs of "us" together and given that we live far from both our families the chances of us all being together again in the same place was probably going to be few and far between. Add to the mix Emilia's birth and me coincidentally meeting an Australian photographer a week before Emilia was born and, well, it seemed only right.

So five days after Emilia was born (a little crazy perhaps in hindsight!) we organised a celebratory brunch at our house and then a short walk through one of my favourite parks in Berlin. Beth joined us for the morning and took some photos - the result were some very special pictures that will forever remind me of the day and of 'my' Berlin. The picture above is one of my favourites from the day - the whole collection (including some stunning photographs of our apartment) can be seen on Beth's blog here.

15 comments:

Kristina said...

oh clare, just went over to see more of the pictures... so beyond beautiful!! loving them! such a special day captured so that you always can look back and remember. wonderful, really!
have a lovely weekend!! and do i maybe get to see you back in melbourne? :)

Jane said...

Oh, Clare! What heavenly photos and such precious moments captured. I am so delighted for you. J x

Annika said...

Those are really, really beautiful shots. I love all the intimate moments that were happening while you all were interacting as a big family. The sepia tones are lovely!

Tara said...

beautiful family you have! :)

Dorian Susan said...

What a treasure. Thank you for sharing a peek into your day. The images are beautiful and I think finished in sepia allow the personalities and tenderness to shine without competing with the scenery.
A lovely reason to break the August break.

Kelly said...

wow, clare, I clicked over to see all the photos...what a special collection! you've inspired me, I think I may have to get a preofessional to record some of the early days with our next baby. gorgeous!

lisa said...

Oh Clare, this one is just so beautiful!
What a perfect moment.
I visited Beth's blog, and the series of photographs there are just wonderful. She captured the day so beautifully.

Clare said...

Clare, the photos are wonderful, I have looked at BJP's blog. I love the light and the pale, not-quite black and white colours. The love between the families is palpable. Emilia is so lucky - to have such a family behind her.

Anika said...

So sweet...and a beautiful image! Off to see the others!

Siobhan said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures. Looks like such a wonderfully happy time. Have a great rest of the summer Clare, all the best to you and your family. xx

ELK said...

what a joy to see the three of you here in this photo..and to see the rest of the series on Beth's blog was so amazing...what a happy collection !

My Beautiful World said...

Hi Clare

Thank you so very much for finding some time for me so lovely to see you visit my blog xo

I just love this photo very special and the background colours are just beautiful.

Always Wendy

SJ said...

The photos are just beautiful! Beth captured the day so well, especially those little tender moments between you and Matthias and Emilia. Such a great idea.

Beth Jennings said...

Hi Clare wow so lovely to see this beautiful image up on your blog!! I really loved meeting you all and creating something very special to mark the arrival of Emilia into the world. I'm sure you'll cherish these wonderful times and be reminded of all those smaller details in the photographs we created. love, Beth

Monique said...

just checked out your family photo session. wow totally melted my heart. lovely photos of lovely family and an amazing city. thanks for sharing.