Many of you who have had kinder aged children will be familiar with the concept of the kinder teddy....for those who haven't yet had the pleasure here's the deal!
Ollie is the kinder teddy for our little guy Charlie's kinder group. Each child in the group gets a chance to take him home for a weekend and when they return to kinder they get to share their experiences with their friends. You can take photos, do drawings etc and then add them to Ollie's diary to share with the other children.
Now Charlie has been hanging out for his turn with Ollie. Each Thursday afternoon he was a little dissapointed that his name wasn't pulled out of the "Ollie jar'. He was SO excited when he rang me to tell me he had Ollie for the weekend. Inside I was shattered. Honestly. I have seen some of the other children's adventures and I knew that this was one of the worst weekends we could have him! The studio was fully booked for out Father's Day mini sessions, and I knew I'd just want to collapse on the couch at the end of the day. The weekend before we'd had a great time away to Ballarat for Maddie's dancing and we have another few big weekends coming up - especially this weekend with some family birthdays - Happy Birthday to my lovely Sister-in-law Kate and a huge happy 18th to our nephew Ryan! I made sure that no matter what Charlie did on the weekend someone took phoots just so that we could have something to put into his book.
Then the lightbulb moment....no visit to our house is complete without a photo shoot! A vintage style camping shoot had been on my bucket list for a while, I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted to do but had just never got around to it. This was the perfect opportunity! Luckily my ever supportive husband jumped on board, I put out a call out on a local Facebook page for some tree stumps and taa-daa....One super cute themed shoot for our little guy and his friend Ollie!
I love bringing ideas like this to life and I am always open to suggestions for your family shoots and as many of you know from time to time we offer themed mini session days so I'd love to hear from you if there is something in particular you'd like to see!