Kylie Purtell - Capturing Life: March 2017

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Shooting through 2017 {March} | Photography

I truly can't believe we are at the end of March. How did this happen? There's only one more week left of Punky's first term of school! It's gone by in such a whirlwind of lunches and readers and washing, it's insane! I must admit that I'm looking forward to the school holidays and not having to worry about lunches for a couple of weeks. Being able to have lazy mornings where we can stay in our pyjamas and not have to get up and go anywhere. It's going to be nice!

I have my first parent-teacher interview this afternoon and I'm really looking forward to hearing in more detail how Punky has been going in this first term. She has quite a few friends now, one of whom she's become such good friends with that her teacher has had to separate them so they don't constantly talk! Every day it becomes more and more obvious that this girl is almost a carbon copy of her mother!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Hello Sun {We've missed you!} | Life

It feels like it's been raining forever. It's only been about a week and a half of wet weather, but when you have young children, even one rainy day can feel like a lifetime. I don't know about you, but in our family, spending time outside isn't just something we love to do, it's something we need to do.

There's just something so liberating about spending time in the great outdoors, even if that outdoors is simply your own backyard. Feeling the sun on your skin, the breeze in your hair, it's invigorating, and it's guaranteed to calm everyone down. At least in this house it is!

Between the ridiculously hot, record-breaking summer, and now the non-stop rain, our backyard-time has been sorely limited. So when the sun finally peeked it's nose out from behind the clouds on Sunday afternoon, we didn't care that the grass was as high as Zee's knees, the girls and I were outside quicker than you could say "it's raining cats & dogs!".

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Reasons my kid can't go to sleep {aka any excuse will do!} | Parenting

Oh boy, what a week. We've been really busy around these parts this last week, and it's not going to let up, with the next 2 weekends fully booked with photography jobs (and baby-sitting my nephew, I can't wait!), not to mention working at my new job.

New job? Yep, I forgot to mention the other week that I've just taken on a new casual gig helping out at a photography studio not too far from my house, The Good Egg Studio. The owner is a photographer himself and this year he'll be away shooting at each round of the Australian Rally Championship, so he needs someone reliable to be around and open the studio when there are bookings while he is away.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Shooting through 2017 {February} | Photography

Now that it's March it's time for another update on my current photography projects. I've got my four 52 week projects happening (although at this stage it's rather more like 3 as I haven't shot anything for my personal project since January!) as well as my Day in the Life 365 project.

So far I'm doing ok on the 365, there have been a couple of days where I've only remembered to take a picture at the very end of the day, and once or twice I've forgotten to take a photo all together! I'm trying to stress too much about that though and making it up by shooting an extra photo the following day. Near enough is good enough in my books when it comes to this 365, as I think if I stress too much I'll give it up all together!