Me & My Family

August 16, 2021

It’s so important to get to know your wedding photographer(s) prior to your special day. They are ultimately your third wheel for one of the most important days of your lives. Because of this, you’ll want to make sure that not only do you like your wedding photographers style, or editing, but you also like them personally. Do you have common interests? Can they hold a conversation with you? Do some of your morals and values match up?

This leads me to writing my first personal blog – Welcome!

Whilst there are so many topics I could talk about, I think the very first one I want to touch on is the importance of family and what that means to me…

two sisters
Me and my little sister, Nikki

I grew up with a small immediate family; Mum (Lesley), Dad (Leigh), and a younger Sister (Nikki). Mum’s been a travel agent for about 30 years, so travel is most certainly in my blood. Dad was a police officer, and scared me off ever trying to sneak out of the house! Both my parents showed me what it meant to be loved and how to love someone in return. There wasn’t a day that went by where I didn’t see some sort of affection, care, reassurance or acts of kindness.

I was 16 years old when my parents split, but I remember thinking to myself at the time, “I can take this one of two ways… I can dwell on it for years to come, OR, I can accept it for what it is, and trust that everything happens for a reason”. I instantly chose the later one, and though that ‘reason’ took a few years to show, both Mum and Dad found new partners and are happily remarried. This time in my life certainly shaped my mindset around trust and acceptance in not only my own, but also other peoples path.

Whilst I have a loving and small immediate family, I have a rather large extended family… in fact, extremely large! My Nana (Dad’s Mum) was one of 11, and her Mother was one of 13. So our family reunions are usually packed with plenty of Aunty’s, Uncle’s and Cousins, some of whom I’d never met! Every two years my Nana would take me down to the family farm where we would all camp out for a few days, cook marshmallows around a fire, ride ponies, and play some touch footy against all the Uncles who thought they were so fast and agile, ha! My country side cousins also always insisted it was fun to play hide and seek in the family grave yard at night! But I can tell you right now, it certainly wasn’t something I ever entertained!

Small part of my extended family

My family, immediate and extended, mean the absolute world to me. And while it might sound clich√©, I just wouldn’t be who I am today without them. They have installed many different traits, morals, values and happy memories in me. From learning how to love someone, to learning how to be loved. From learning how to share a football between 100 cousins, to learning how to share clothes with one younger sister. And simply just learning to accept people for who they are no matter their background.

Because my nephews (Kayden & Levi) are so much cuter than me, I’ll leave you with some cute images of them with some of the most important people in my life.

xoxo

Jamie


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