We went to a great adventure last weekend. My dream was to spend a few days glamping (I wish I could take all my clients there, so many beautiful places to shoot.)
With all this Covid-thing, some of our travels plans went out of our hands but we find a nice place to spend a weekend out. I have to say that is not easy to camping with a baby but if you really know me, you know that I love to be close to the nature and try different things. :) If ever decide to do a list of our favourite trips, it was definetily the ones that we spend the nights looking the sky. I’m always up to advertures and the baby come with us.
We went to Flash Camp for only 2 nights and we had a great time there.
Here are some must haves if you’re thinking about to glamping/camping with your baby:
On this photo:
- Thermal Clothes
- Socks or puff shoes for cold days/night
- Baby Hat
- Natural Baby repellent (from MooGoo)
- Timexing Portable smart pest repeller
- Baby sunscreen (from Wotnot baby)
- Flo Saline spray and medicines (just to be safe)
- Pawpaw Cream
- Warm and Summer clothes (right now in Australia we have warm days and cold nights)
Other great solutions that is not on this photo:
- Portable crib
- Crib net (to prevent insects)
- Portable Booster chair
- Cooler jug (just to prevent waking during the night if we need water)
- Baby pool (if you Don’t want to do long walks to the showers with your baby)
- Baby sleeping bag
- White noise and potable chargers/batteries.
- Diapers and rash creams (of course!)
- Backpack from Vanchi
and of course:
Some marshmelos, chocolate and cookies to do some S’mores. :)
Send me a message on Instagram and tell me if this post helped you to plan your camping/glamping. :)
Do you miss traveling? I got to photograph this beautiful family two weeks ago in their van. They often go on adventures with their little fam around Australia, how amazing is that? They have everything they need with them. I just love to photograph families that shows their personality and their favorites activities during the photoshoot.
One of the things that I love about photography is to be able to record these little moments that will have so much value on the future, everytime that I go to my parents home, I spend hours looking at the photos. It’s a treasure to have forever.
Fer, Edgar and Felipe, Thank you so much for letting me to save your best memories!
I had such a great time putting together Theo’s Bedroom. When I first started to plan the only thing that I knew was: I wanted something simple that reminds me the beautiful country that we are living and I wanted to do it myself (I have a creative instint that I have to fulfil all the time with some kind of project, haha). I can also mention that I love boho style and this was something that I wanted to implement on the bedroom. I also wanted to add some personal details that could remind us some great moments of our life and you can see around every part of our baby’s bedroom.
I kept all the products, nappies etc inside the first drawer, this way I can have easy access and I can try to maintain the room always looking good (I wish! There is a reason why I took photos before the baby arrival haha)
Everything in the room is very accessible and you can find the stores name in the end of this post.
Bedroom Furniture: Baby Kingdom
Wall Paper: Pepper Decals
Day Bed: Ikea
Pillows: Kmart Australia
Wooden Camera: Wish
Stool: Kmart Australia
Side Table/Stool: Target
Gift Soaps: Nourish Naturally
Lamp: Kmart Australia
It is so crazy but usually we don’t get to explore the country that we are living in. When I was living in the United States, I just went to a few places like NY, Las Vegas, California, with so much work and other priorities we take for granted and we forget to see this wonderful world.
Since I moved to Australia 4 years ago we have been trying to explore as much as we can, I feel I lived 10 years in less than 4 and that’s super exciting. After I found out that I was pregnant we decided to go on a Babymoon and the easiest thing was to find a place that could accommodate all the needs, not really easy to travel with a big belly but it was so fun. :)
I loved to explore the Great Barrier Reef, if you follow my posts, you already know that I love to be in contact with the nature and as a photographer this is really enough for me. We stayed in Arlie Beach, really close to the port of Airlie. We did a few boat trips using Cruise Whitsundays. We went to the great barrier reef, Whitsundays and Hamiton Island. My favorite place to be was Whitsundays just because it is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world (I’m not lying, you can google that! :)
We saw beautiful places, turtles and a huge stingray. :)
BIG TIP: If you go to Hamiton Island make sure to book a buggy in advance. They have buses that goes around the island but is so good to have the experience to drive around the island without waiting for any transportation.
If you want to have a nice lunch, Manta Ray restaurant is so good and has an amazing view.
One thing that I’ll probably do it differently is instead of staying all days in Arlie Beach, we could stay a few days in Hamiton Island (they also have everything there: A small market, activities and even a hospital.)
Every time that I travel to a new destination, I always feel amazed thinking about all these places that I still have to see. The world is so big and each place has something special. New Caledonia has definitely something special.
This time we decided to go on a cruise with our friends and I’m not going to lie that the idea to be on a cruise was not very pleasant to me. I love the freedom, to decide what time to leave each place and enjoy as much as I can. When you are inside a cruise is not really like that but It also has a few advantages.
If you are looking to relax, not to worry about where to sleep, where to eat and have fun on the way to the final destination is always a good thing. Not to mention, I was really surprised about the food. It was delicious!
But let’s talk about this amazing place. New Caledonia or Nouvelle-Caledonia is a special collective of France and the official language is French. One of my favorite island was Isle of pines, the crystalline waters looks like a dream.
To go there is a must, lot’s of beautiful places to explore.
We also had a great opportunity to go snorkelling in deep sea, the colours of the corals were amazing and I even saw a shark really close to me, I know.. scary hun? It was a great experience and I’m alive to tell the story. :)
Best tips ever: Lot’s of sunscreen, snorkelling shoes (this save our life during the way to the natural pools), snorkelling mask, towel.
I hope you enjoy the photos.
Cruise line: Carnival Spirit cruise
Destinations: Isle Mare, Isle of Pines, Noumea.
We had a incredible weekend to celebrate our friends anniversary. First of all; That house, Wow! An antique church full of history and a beautiful view to the surrounding nature. Only 8 people, no internet, no phone signal, one fear: ghosts (LOL) and just one purpose: Celebrate love and friendship. I could never ask for more!
They told me to do a little speech about love. I believe that is very easy to speak about love but very difficult as well because, how can I talk about sometime so big like love? In that place I could see love in various formats, I see love in form of friendship, love in form of a new life and love in form of unity, an unity that started like a simple friendship but not supported to be just that, it wanted to be more.
I think the most beautiful characteristic of their love is complicity,
Duda; You can sleep until 10am while Thomas is swimming on Sydney’s freezing waters, after that you will meet him and you’ll talk about the pretty adventures of that Saturday morning and just like that, you guys stand firm between important decisions and sometimes difficult roads that make your journey even more stronger, always together in this crazy life adventure that match perfectly you guys.
For those who don’t know I met Duda a long time ago and we lost contact over the years. I was not sure if she was living in Australia or just travelling the world and I decided to contact her. For my happiness she was living in Sydney and very happy to meet us. Duda and Thomas went to our house to picked us up just to talk, to help with so many questions that we had about this country and on that moment I realized… They were sharing all their love with us in form of words of comfort, which makes me conclude that they are love, they spread love . <3
That amazing weekend is now immortalised IN FORM of photos. I hope you enjoy them,
It’s so crazy but this year I was not feeling like celebrating my B-Day. Why is so crazy, you may ask ? Whoever really knows me, knows how much I love to celebrate my birthdays, YES! I always make a big thing of it and I plan every single detail, but for some reason, I think after 34 years old I just got tired, hahahaha.
My hubby (who is incredible by the way) was not happy with my decision this year and ended up planning something very special just for the two of us. He just told me to pack my bag with a few clothes, my camera (I really thought we were going to do a photoshoot, lol) and ask for a morning off work the next day.
For my surprise…. Guess Whatttt? A BOAT.. I was not expecting that! I imagined one billion things; a nice hotel, a short trip, but he ended up renting a private boat and we went around the harbour enjoying a beautiful sunny afternoon. To tell the truth it was everything I needed, a moment to breathe, relax and be thankful for our life, after almost 3 months dealing with my knee injury, that moment made me to forget everything.
We anchored in Rushcutters Bay, had a beautiful dinner, stayed overnight and woke up at 5am to see the sunrise. I love sunrises and I don’t really have chance to see them very often.
In the end, It was not about the boat, everybody knows that I’m not fancy at all, but yesss, to be next to the ocean…. that sunrise was the most amazing birthday gift that I could receive.
I feel renovated and ready for one more year. :)
Long time no see!
I’m back here to talk about my favourite subject: Guess what? YES! Photography!
During the last 10 years I’ve been trying to find myself in this incredible photo world. I have been getting a lot of feedback from other photographers and close friends saying that focus is the most important thing. “Choose an area and stick with it”, but when it comes to a subject that you love so much I think it’s really hard to focus. How you are going to say to a photographer that loves to create images that she can just photograph weddings? or fashion? It’s like to eat the same food everyday!
I completely agree that it makes more difficult for your clients to find you and also you need to have knowledge to photograph the areas that you want but when we talk about lifestyle photography it seems so embracing especially if you have a defined style.
In my case, I love to create meaningful photos, it does not matter if I’m shooting a family or a brand, as long as I have a story to tell I will be happy. I believe working in so many photography fields opened my mind and my heart to see so much more and it’s also a good way to increases creativity. Don’t you think?
Since writing with images is the thing that I love the most, I want to share a few photos that is part of my “new” project; Storytelling for Brands. (Many thanks to my beautiful client Melissa Wharton.)
Hope you enjoy!
I never thought about coming to NZ and see all these amazing places , during this trip a flashback came to my mind and I started to think about everything, the moving to Australia, so many things and then it hit me.. Life is not suppose to be the way that we always planned, if everything was exactly the way that we have planned before maybe we would never be here now, sometimes different ways leads you to beautiful views, adventures and so much more… with all the seasons, even the nature changes all the time. We have changed! This experience changed us in many aspects, we left many things behind but the assurance that everything was worth and that’s the beauty of life.
It was only 6 days on the South Island. We decided to rent a Campervan so that we could explore more wasting less time. Best decision ever besides the great first experience to sleep next to nature and on the best views ever. Our trip started in Christchurch where we got the van and hit the road to Lake Tekapo and many destinations after that. I have to mention that since I was planning this trip, my dream was to take a photo of the Milky way and to be able to do a perfect photo there were a lot things I had to take into consideration that I had never thought about: the weather , the moon and the season, well, I have to confess that I didn’t plan any of that especially because the tickets were an anniversary gift from my husband, but everything worked out so perfectly and I told him that actually this moment was my best gift and on the first day I was able to shoot my dream photo. Good thing that the weather helped us and I was able to shoot on my dreamed location. The night was so cold and after taking so many photos my heart was full of emotion and my fingers were “frozen”. I could barely sleep.
So many locations and a heart full of happiness. I believe it’s going to be hard to beat this trip. The highlights of the trip was the most meaningful moments: cooking next to the Mountains, jumping on the snow, a rainbow on the waterfall, a dolphin jumping on the Milford Sound and to see a Milky way for the first time were my favorite moments.
NZ is a constant beauty and I can safely say that is the most beautiful place that I have been.
“It is the still silence of nature where one will find a true bliss.”
Hope you enjoy,
Must to do // South Island:
To see // Church of the good Sherperd
To eat // Astro Cafe
To eat // Alpine Salmon
To see // Hooker Valley Hike
To see // Wanaka Tree, Lavander Farm.
To eat // Patagonia chocolates
To see // Gondula, Queenstown-Glenorch drive
To relax // Onsen Pools
To eat // Fernburger
Milford Sound Cruise: Go Orange
Campervan: Spaceship Rentals
Camping sites: Lake Tekapo Motels & Holiday Park
Glentanner Park Centre
Queenstown Creeksyde Holiday Park
Supermarket: Count Down
Have you ever thought about what really matters?
Simple moments really inspire me. I keep saying that all the time but I guess that’s why I love my profession so much. I know that it may sounds cheesy but I’m getting old and cheesy, lol or maybe I’m just inspired by love.
Moments. A simple moment. Few seconds of time. Precious time. A laugh, a smile, a gesture.
What really matters to you?
Sometimes we loose so much time worrying about so many things, waiting for the right time, waiting for the weekend, always waiting and loosing moments and time.
Yesterday we celebrated two really special dates: Anzac Day and also my mates engagement. Looking at the photos today made me think how lucky we are to have those special moments, special friends.
Yesterday we were celebrating love in the fullest form.
Bia & Fer congratulations on your engagement and thank you for sharing those moments with us. <3