Wow, that wraps a whole year of shooting my daughter Nova in fun, colourful and sometime crazy, pre-loved, vintage, gifted and locally crafted treasures! Like any new skill or project you begin, the series definitely improved with practice! It’s been a constantly evolving challenge for a brand new mum. The photoshoot journey has sure been full of contrasts as I started out photographing an easy baby that was mostly asleep and still but very difficult to dress, to a baby that lay there perfectly looking up at the camera, but also a ticking time bomb knowing that her breakfast will come up any second. And now, 1 year on, and I have a baby that loves the camera, but is always on the run! It may look like every shoot pulls out a winner, but what you haven’t seen it the amount of shoots that never make it to the blog, where (for many reasons) it just didn’t work out. For example, today I dressed Nova up in the coolest outfit…..(oooh getting excited about the potential of this shoot) BUT she clung to me like a little monkey and wouldn’t let go….for an hour! So by that time it was Nova nap time and mama wine time. The end.
It’s been amazing watching Nova grow and her personality shine through. She has this gentle nature where she wakes up smiling every morning and routinely turns to kiss her best toy-friend Chatty Cat, then blows a kiss to me before I’ve even picked her up. So cute! Then she has this real wild side, she loves to bash and smash anything and everything (I’ll call it a musician in the making?). She also very quick to put me in my place if somethings not going her way and will run around like crazy (before her body really knows how to do it). Now we know why the evenings are known as ‘the witching hour’. At daycare they say she has ‘spunk’ and I totally agree. Maybe the next year I will attempt more videos as she’s very amusing, I look forward to sharing more chaotic creativity with my lil Nova and whoever is reading this post. xx
Click on the titles to see where we got our cool outfits from.
If you’ve just started following us, you can also check out my past Nova Vogue Collections!
0-3 Month Nova Vogue Collection photos here
Photos by Tannia Lee – Fashion Stylist