Whoa, 4 months since my last blog post. Time has seemingly flown by lately. As much has photography has been close to my heart, my attention has been elsewhere as Renee and I have been preparing for our first child to enter the world. After 40 weeks of pregnancy, I am overwhelmed with joy to say that on Sunday November 23 at 12:23pm, our son Judah was born.

It is one week since his birth and I thought I would just take a few minutes to write some thoughts down and share some of my latest images.

There is no way I could assemble the right words to explain the last 7 days. All I know is that I am so honoured, I am content and ever so grateful for everything and everyone in my life. As I look in to little Judah’s eyes I see the past 7 amazing years that I have spent with my wife, all the adventures and travels, tears and laughter. I also see a future full of so much potential and hope and many incredible moments to come. My goals and purpose in life haven’t changed since his arrival, if anything, they have become clearer and more defined.

My life already feels like it has moved so fast and I have no doubt it will continue to feel that way.

Photography will continue to help me slow down and remember the special moments. One sunrise at a time, each day continues to bring new opportunities to grow and appreciate what I have in my life. I am ever mindful of those who have less and would like to give back more in 2015. We live in a society that thrives on excess but as I have spent the last week off work and will also be home this week with my little family, I am really being reminded that it is the simplest things in life that are the greatest.

I have a few shots I am currently working on but here are a few that I have captured over the last several weeks.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, hope you enjoy these images. WP

Seascape photogaphy

I walked away with a wet camera clogged with sand after this sunset over the Illawarra.

Sugar pine forest.

We are small yet cared for, just as the birds of the sky.
Ebony Tippet puts things in to perspective.

Tasmanian Forest.

I traveled to Tasmania recently for a project with Tourism Tasmania. Walking through the Mt Field National Park, this scene really caught my eye.

Sea Cave.

It’s hard to walk away from experiences like this and not feel like a new man with a renewed outlook. Standing inside an isolated sea cave after only 3 hours sleep, watching everything around me soon come to life in the glow of the morning sun, everything in life seemed to be put into perspective. It doesn’t get much better than this.

Sunset over a pier on a lake.

10 minutes after shooting this sunset, Renee called to let me know she was getting her first contractions.

new born

First cuddles

New born

His little face makes me feel on top of the world.

New born hands

Even when he is bigger than me, I will carry him forever.

Family portrait at sunset.

Judah’s first sunset at 6 days old. I think Milo likes being a big brother.