Monthly Archives: December 2011
~ Remember today, for it is the beginning of always. Today marks the start of a brave new future filled with
all your dreams can hold. Think truly to the future and make those dreams come true. ~
Happy New Year, with love. M x
I am happy to announce that the winner of my Christmas gift, drawn by a third-party service at random, is ~Kathryn Torcasio
I hope everyone had a beautiful Christmas. M x
I want to say thank you to everyone for helping make 2011 more amazing than I could have dreamed of. When this story began, I didn’t imagine the momentum that would build and carry me to such a wonderful place. I love taking photos and sharing them with you, and every day is a joy because of that. After years spent wishing for such a feeling, I can only be immensely grateful and full of appreciation. I hope you will follow me into 2012 – there is so much to look forward to!
I wish you and yours the most magical Christmas, full of joy, wonder, friends, family, love, and dreams come true.
Love ~ Mel, Andrew & Sophia xx
Lil Pip dress ~ thank you!
Laura is expecting beautiful identical twin girls in February – double the kisses and twice as much love! It was a wonderful to be able to take photos of such a stunning mum-to-be, and I’m so excited to meet her little ones in just a few weeks’ time. M x
A grand adventure is about to begin. ~ Winnie the Pooh
I’m having a little Christmas giveaway to thank you all so much for the amazing support you have given me this year. If you head over to my Facebook page, you’ll find this photo - simply add a tag for yourself before midnight on 24 December 2011, so I know you want to be in the draw! I can’t wait to share 2012 with you, so many plans, surprises, and of course, beautiful photos to come. Love M x
I love watching Sophia’s delight when there’s something new to wear. Hearing her say “Oh, pretty clothes!” and turning around in front of the mirror. I want her to have all the pretty clothes in all the world. She loved her new stripes and we took a photo to remember them. M x
You may remember a beautiful brunette girl named Amie from my previous post back in April. It was Amie’s birthday on the 3rd of December and to celebrate her turning 3 years old, we went for a little walk to take some pretty pictures. Happy birthday gorgeous girl, it was a delight to spend the afternoon with you! M x
Growing up, Christmas was my favourite time of the year. Decorations everywhere, carols playing, holidays, summer, swimming, presents, and time with family and friends. There was magic in the air and the hope of wishes granted. Christmas day was spent just Dad, Mum and I. Our little family of 3. And I loved it. Roast chicken for lunch, and plum pudding dessert. Talking and laughing. Happiness. And the years went by. And then Dad passed away and Christmas died. The season became an empty display of muted colours, songs without melody and sad memories. And until this year, I wasn’t sure I would ever feel again the way I used to feel in December. Until, that is, Sophia discovered Christmas. Completely enchanted, she remarks at every star and banner and decoration we see. Her face lit up when she came downstairs one morning to see the tree standing there, a surprise for her, and she called to me so excitedly to come look. We paid a visit to Santa and she beamed the biggest smile. My little Christmas fairy, sharing her joy, her wonder, and love. And for the first time since Dad was with us, I feel the spirit of the season again. And it’s wonderful. I hope I can give Sophia the beautiful memories of Christmas that I have. And I wish Dad was here. M x