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Christmas (and all that food!!) | Bowral

My favourite time of the year is finally here, and boy is it awesome! I love the buzz of the silly season, the manic house cleaning, the endless list of social engagements (most of which belong to my two little boys!), spending time with all the family, and the food, oh the wonderful food! I also love that that these special celebrations spark a lot of deep discussions with Otu on our childhoods, traditions, and the legacy we wish to pass on to our kids. After all these years, we are still discovering new things about each other, or maybe we are just gaining new perspective. Either way, I like thinking about how the past impacts the future and being aware of what special traditions we wish our little boys to take with them on their journey through life. Otu grew up with his mum making gorgeous little Christmas sweets, which she still makes for our boys each and every year. She even brings them frozen with her on the plane when she comes to Sydney (knowing full well that as soon as she arrives in Bowral, there's not a minute spare for baking!). I make the boys wait till I have my coffee before opening any gifts, a tradition passed down from my dad ... who doesn't do anything without a cup of coffee and his breakfast! I heard the boys wake up at 5 this morning and sit around the tree, guessing what's in each box and getting more and more excited as they patiently waited till i finally got up at 7! It's always a good thing to practice patience and delayed gratification, even on Christmas morning!

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TOAS Christmas Party | The Mill, Bowral

I was thrilled to be asked along to photograph the Christmas celebration for a local architecture studio here in beautiful Bowral, in the Southern Highlands of NSW.  Over the last 12mths, I have loved photographing their lovely new office, warm and friendly staff, and their beautiful projects. It was a delight to celebrate the end of huge year in their new premises - a space that TOAS had designed and how reside in. It was a great night, filled with lovely company, beautiful food, wine flowing, and a gorgeous setting.

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