The thing I love about portraiture in the great outdoors is that the canvas is a million ways different every day. My good friends Rodg and Teish leant me their time and family one golden afternoon under the magical reach of a Morton Bay Fig. Their boys, being adventurous Aussie lads, were drawn to its branches like every kid should be. Half the fun was finding new ways to get them down and in reach of my portrait lenses. There was a steady, calming peace in their family, that comes through in the most beautiful way in the photos. My mission statement is “Showing the world how beautiful it is.” This family made that easy. Running, falling, laughing, climbing, cheering and falling all over again. I’ll not forget this afternoon in a long time. And now, with the story to see, neither will they.
Wes, thanks so much for these beautiful photos. These photos will enter our family folklore. Your photos really celebrate the natural inquisitiveness of children let loose in nature. The challenge is for us now – which ones to print!