Kylie Purtell - Capturing Life

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Happy Birthday #IBOT {I blog on Tuesdays} | IBOT

Hello and welcome to the 5th birthday instalment of IBOT!

In case you missed it last week, the lovely Essentially Jess has entrusted me to look after her baby for a while so she can take a well deserved break. So between now and the end of the year I pledge to do my best to be the hostess with the mostess, and make sure IBOT continues to be the amazing community that Jess built.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

What happens when you die {according to my 4-year-old} | Life

The other day the girls and I were in the car when Punky suddenly said from the back seat

"Mummy, people don't like dying."

I was a bit surprised by this conversational tidbit, as we hadn't been talking about death or anything even remotely close to it. So I asked her why she thought people didn't like dying.

"Because they are hurt."

That sounded like a fairly logical conclusion for a four-year-old to come to, so I asked her if she knew what happens when a person dies.

"You fall down, and then someone has to pick you up and put you in bed, and then you need a magical kiss."

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Twenty-Four & Twenty-Five {2016 52 week project} | Photography

family photography, sydney portrait photography
 {Twenty-Four - Sisters} They love it when the moon is out early and Daddy is home so he can pull out the telescope. They haven't quite figured out how to use it (Punky can sometimes manage to get close enough without bumping it to glimpse the moon) but it doesn't matter, just hearing Zee call it a "skelloscope" is enough reason to bring it out!

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Twenty-Two & Twenty-Three {2016 52 week project} | Photography

Sisters hugging outside
{Twenty-Three - Sisters} It's not all fighting and dobbing, and when I see them playing together and getting along it makes my heart sing!

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Picture This: Happy Birthday to Me {April & May 2016} | Photography & Life

In April & May I took 3500 photos. Yep. I know. And that doesn't even include the 3000-odd I took while shooting my first wedding! I'm almost done editing that wedding, it's taken a lot longer than I anticipated and I will definitely factor that in for next time! It was an awesome experience, and I can't wait to shoot my sister-in-law's wedding next month.

Today is my birthday

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Ten on the Tenth {June 2016} | Photography


This is what Friday the 10th of June looked like at our place. Lots of drawing, outdoor play, and breakfast for dinner (toast!).

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Taking it Easy on myself {Lite n Easy Review} | Health & Weightloss

This post written in collaboration with Lite n' Easy

Next week I turn 34. I'm not really sure how I got here, to be honest. Mid-thirties?! Me?! I remember when I was 20, thinking how old 26 seemed. Now? I'm pretty sure my 20-year-old-self would think I'm positively over the hill! But as they say, age is a state of mind, and I still feel like I'm 29. Most days.

It's no secret that I've struggled with my weight since having the girls. After having Zee in July 2013 I set myself a goal to participate in the 5km Mother's Day Classic in 2014. I started 2014 off pretty well, and after a few weeks on Lite n Easy and starting the Operation Move Learn to Run training course I was finally starting to see some results.