With only two days left before the end of another crazy year, I just wanted to take a moment to share my appreciation for all of the experiences, lessons and laughs that have made 2018 so memorable.
Throughout the year I have heard stories of the end of hardship and new beginnings, journeys that have been made and adventures of a lifetime. I have been entrusted with insecurities and fears, made new friends and welcomed old ones back. We have laughed, cried and celebrated. 2018 has been beautiful.
Thank you so much to all of the wonderful and supportive clients, friends and followers of Rebecca Bowman Photography. Because of you all, I have finally buried most of the self doubt and fear, and in it’s place, built a photography business that I can now feel proud of and work to take to the next level in the new year.
This Christmastime has given me a chance to reflect upon what really matters; which I suspect is common amongst all parents. It is time to breathe, to be present and to experience that which we have worked so hard to build up. Even though life gets busy and out of control, it is the most important thing to savour the tiniest moments that are happening all around us, right now.
Chris and I work so hard to build a happy home in which to raise our family and it is lovely. We are lucky enough to have a swimming pool in our back garden, which our boys love and play in every day. I can count on one hand the number of times I have swam in that pool. Yesterday I took my 4 year old for a swim… within half an hour he was swimming without arm bands. That is what life is all about right?!
I spent most of yesterday listening to tunes on Spotify and sifting through old photos; all the way back to my first baby’s first Christmas. It made me feel everything all at once; the joy, pride and adoration, at the same time as the wave of sadness, grief and mild panic that it is all happening so quickly. It feels like a full time job just trying to hold on and pin down as much of it as I can, whilst at the same time, managing the daily juggle of life as a mum, wife, friend and business owner.
So starting in January I am resolved to not only be more present within my own family (here’s to NOT being attached to my devices 24/7!) but to take a leaf out of my own book and actually show up in my roundup of the year for 2019. I have booked our own family photo shoot to celebrate the start of the new year together and I am being intentional about scheduling quality family time away from the everyday; not when it feels like the wheels are about to fall off, but because we deserve to enjoy the best of each other at this, most beautiful season of our lives.
Wishing you all the happiness, joy and love in the world! Happy New Year!
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxRebecca Bowman Photography is a boutique studio based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, NSW. Rebecca focusses on maternity, newborn, baby and family photography and specialises in beach sessions and studio maternity and newborn sessions. Rebecca’s clients travel from all over Sydney and outdoor sessions are available throughout the Northern Beaches and beyond. Pregnancy, maternity photographer, Northern Beaches, Sydney. Maternity and newborn photography by Rebecca Bowman Photography, Frenchs Forest, Sydney, New South Wales. Professional baby and pregnancy photographer, Sydney.