• Narelle Niksic Photography

The forgotten ones

Sometimes I forget to tell her how thankful I am for her. I know I don't tell her I love her as much as I should. My mum, their Nanny....

Today, I thought I would venture out onto the beach in Ocean Gove for a session with my mum. Just like I do with so many others, I wanted to capture my kiddies and their Nanny together, having fun and just as they are.

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About a month ago I photographed a family with gorgeous grandkiddies, mum and dad and grandma and grandpa, oh and the family dog. The session melted my heart and as I worked through the images I was brought to tears by the emotion and meaning behind it.

It got me thinking about my own family. Ones that I see often and ones that I don't. They hold a special place in my heart and altought I don't really show it, I was reminded this week just how much I have grown to appreciate my mum and my kiddie's grandparents. Someone, I guess I used to take for granted.

My mum, their nanny has strong family values. She is always there for us. A shoulder to cry on, if we need some guidance or advise or just to hide away from the world, she's there. If we need a swift kick back into reality or just a cold beer or glass of wine, she's there. With eight grandkiddies whom she absolutely adores she's there at their concerts, grandparents days, easter parades, football games. You name it.

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The kiddies absolutely love her hugs, I'm so glad they can just melt away in her arms feel save and loved like nothing else in the world matters.

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As a photographer I am constantly reminded of how blessed I am to do what I do. To have the privilidge to be invited into my clients personal lives and capture them as they are is an honour and a prividge and something I never take for granted.

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A picture can tell a story, show an emotion, make our heart skip a beat or just be something that we look back on and smile. A price can not be put on a memory and that is why I wanted to create and capture these memories of the most important people in my life.

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Sometimes you do get caught up in your day to day life and just forget to stop and appreciate the loved ones that are around you.

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Mum & Danny (Nanny & Poppy), thank you for always being there, for the Christmas jingles, for poppies treats, for the Wednesday night dinners and for just taking care of us and our families.

And Mum, I PROMISE I will print these ones for you xx


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