Ne'er a more wondrous place to be... than watching our children make their own play in the dappled late afternoon light.
We capture so many hundreds of photos in every shoot, with the favourites appearing across blog posts and social media. But we also love sharing some of our quirkier photos via our Behind The Scenes blog; an opportunity to show the really fun side of what we do with our team of mama's, kidlets, photographers and assistants.
The Geelong Botanic Gardens provided the ultimate, stunning location to create the imagery for our Winter '18 campaign, stimulating the senses with the colours and scents of an amazing plant collection.
Every meandering pathway led to different spaces to play, sit and lay, or run, hide and climb. We arrived at 5pm and the kids had energy to burn! They started out running around like crazy, keeping the photographers on their toes as they jogged to keep up in the maze of pathways - made all the more difficult by kids who prefer to play hide n' seek ;)
After the initial burst of energy the mood calmed down and a palpable calm fell over the munchkins as they seemed to mellow out amongst their beautiful surrounds, heady scents and filtered sunlight.
Where initially they all ran as a pack, they broke off into smaller groups or as individuals, becoming wrapped up in admiring exotic flowers that they'd never seen before...
...or enjoying cuddles with the littlest of our crew xxx
We explored this renowned regional garden, relaxing on the lawns in peaceful surroundings as we experienced one of Geelong's best kept secrets, before celebrating one of our childrens' birthdays surrounded by buddies.
Passionfruit sponge, berries and hot cross buns were the perfect reward for a job well done kiddo's! And just like their mama's, they don't mind dressing up in crowns and adding a bit of bejewelled bling ;)
And that's a wrap! Thanks to our fabulous kids and energetic mama's who came into Geelong at 'witching hour' to get to this season's epic location.
Thanks for coming Behind The Scenes to see more of our shoot, we hope you enjoy seeing our 'out-takes' and antics that come with adventuring with our troop in the big wide world.
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