I came away from my shoot this morning with hundreds of images stored in my camera and a big smile on my face. I was welcomed into the White family's beautiful weatherboard home in Mornington where I started to take photos of them in their space and was overwhelmed by the obvious connection they shared with each other. If I had to use one word to sum up their home and their family dynamic it would be - Love.
Over the course of my time in their house I heard them tell each other they loved each other many times, It came naturally and it came easily, It flowed out of them. "I love you mummy" as the youngest son jumped into mums lap for a cuddle. "I love you, beautiful boys" was a phrase that echoed around the walls as dad spoke to his sons.
Three young boys and two large dogs makes for a busy, chaotic home and their house is filled with noise and laughter and movement - but all of that hustle and bustle is wrapped up in a calm and soothing blanket of love. Unconditional and deep.
It was a pleasure to be a part of their lives, and to take photos of that moment in time. I hope that they love the photographs as much as I loved taking them.