Family Photos: Take 2! // Daily Life | Kylie Purtell - Capturing Life

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Family Photos: Take 2! // Daily Life

At the end of June we had some family photos take by the fabulous Holly from Holly Priddis Photography. Holly took our last lot of family photos, back in October 2012 when Punky was 11 months old. Zee wasn't even born when I contacted Holly to enquire about having some more photos taken once Zee was the same age that Punky had been. I was so impressed with the first photos she had taken for us, and I knew she would be able to work her magic again.




Holly certainly had her work cut out for her when it came to trying to get any decent photos of Punky. Punky is full of life, which is a nice way of saying she never stops bloody moving! Constantly on the go, I knew it would be a miracle if any of the photos of her turned out. But Holly not only managed to get a few brilliant shots, the shots she did get have perfectly captured the essence of Hurricane Punky.


Zee was a little better behaved, but she too did not really want to "perform" for the camera. But I did get some lovely ones of her in the garden and with myself, not to mention a cracking one of her and hr Daddy that I am going to frame and put on my desk, once I get my office set up.


It was awesome so to get such lovely photos of the girls, looking all clean and not like they had just gone three rounds with each other like they usually do. And to also have some nice shots without their faces covered in Vegemite!


Today my baby girl Zee turns 1 and it's astounding how much her birth has changed our lives. One of the things I've found hardest to come to terms with as a Mother of two, is just how different both girls are. I was so confident before Zee was born that I knew what I was doing, that a second baby was going to be easy. What I didn't bargain on was the fact that what worked for Punky, and the things that she did, would not be the sam with Zee. Talk about a learning curve!

Punky is on the left, Zee on the right. Both girls are almost exactly the same age in these photos, 11 months.
Trying to get a nice photo of 4 people, with all of them looking at the camera, is a challenge for even the best professionals. Throw in the mix two of those people being crazy kidlets who really don't want to sit still, and you have a recipe for disaster. But I think the shots Holly captured of our family are pretty damn awesome, and I am having a hard time choosing which one I am going to get printed on to a canvas.

What do you think? Which one/s would you choose?

Disclaimer: This post is in no way sponsored. I met Holly through a friend of mine and booked and paid for her services with no obligation to blog about our session or experiences. I just love Holly's work so much that I need to share it with the world! 

29 comments:

  1. Wow Kylie - those photos are absolutely stunning!!! Just gorgeous! xx

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  2. Gorgeous!! I love the ones where you cutie is sitting on the log. So natural and so cute. Love kiddie facial expressions.

    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

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  3. The girls look so cute in their little dresses. he he..Good luck choosing they are lovely. I am so getting this done for my tribe by the years end.

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  4. Love these shots of your family! Holly did a great job! :)

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  5. I don't know how you will choose. Is there a "all of them!" option?! we are long overdue for family pics. These are beautiful Kylie!

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  6. Oh I love that last one of Punky and Zee hugging! Punky sounds very similar to our Chiara, in fact she's been called Hurricane Chiara a few times before now too...

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  7. They really are so gorgeous and natural... And your hair is so long and luscious looking! The ones with Punky dancing is great.. x

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  8. Ooh I've been looking forward to these after your little preview on Fb. They're all gorgeous and I love how Punky was totally oblivious to the camera - much better than staged poses I think. Good luck choosing, they are all beautiful! xx

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  9. These are beautiful, Kylie! I especially love the first one of all of you.
    Happy birthday to your gorgeous Baby Zee xx

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  10. That B+W of Zee and her dad is like a mirror image and such a lovely photo. I really love that last one of the family xx Gorgeous photos of the girls, Punky's personality really shines through lol

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  11. The one where they're hugging is gorgeous! I love the first one too. So cute to have photos of both of them in the same dress at the same age.

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  12. What gorgeous photos. That last photo is particularly adorable!

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  13. OMG! They are all just beautiful. I love them all. I love your choice of outfits for the girls and Punky's hair looks so cute. Your hair looks great too. Tough decision for you!

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  14. You're right, lots of great pics you might just a wall full of canvases!

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  15. My husband doesn't want me to get any more as I actually have about 10 waiting to go up! I just can't decide which wall to dedicate to them! Lol!

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  16. Thanks Renee. Two weeks later and I still haven't decided!

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  17. I love the last one too, it depicts the girls relationship to a tee!

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  18. It was one of my reasons for getting the photos done when Zee was the same age, I really wanted to get them so I could hang them side by side.

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  19. I know, Zee is a like a little mini-Dave, I just love it!

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  20. Yep, I am a lover of the candid photo, I think it's so much more authentic.

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  21. Hahaha, thanks Emily! If only the post-natal hair loss would stop! It's only been a year!

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  22. Yep, Hurricane Punky has been named after her father, who has the nickname Hurricane Dave amongst our friends, they are both total whirlwinds!

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  23. I'm actually thinking of getting a big collage poster done so I can fit more of them up in less space. I think it might the only real solution!

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  24. She really did, I could not be happier with them x

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  25. I think it's nice to get some professional shots every once in a while, if for no other reason than to prove in years to come that they did in fact have a mother! Must remember to get in front of the camera with them more often!

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  26. She really loved sitting there, it ended up being the perfect spot. She is certainly a character!

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  27. Thanks Lucy, I'm so happy with how they turned out xx

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  28. Great idea to get them done when Zee was the same age as Punky in the last lot. They're all gorgeous photos :-)

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