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Kiri McKinley

He was born the day before his actual due date and on his big brothers due date (two years previously). Little Jackson Boberg. Second son of Nick and Ella Boberg.  Little, much awaited brother of Nathan.  I picked out his great grandfathers nose immediately, poor little Jackson I giggled.  He had a mass of dark hair which really throw me as I was expecting him to be bald or close to it like his big brother.  Although we knew he wasn't going to be big, he seemed so teeny weeny to me.  Just three short hours after his birth we met him and mum and dad were walking around To View More >>

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Another year over and like every other human who faced it, I have to say it was a wee bit challenging from time to time. Unlike many though it wasn't Covid that had the greatest effect on me although it certainly did leave us with some moments I would rather forget! I had been diagnosed with Graves Disease just weeks prior to New Zealands lockdown and had been having weekly blood tests to montior how I was responding to the medication. Lets just say that firstly Graves sucks. As does the medication. The anxiety. The weight gain. The itch. Vision problems. Yip it all just sucks.  The one plus To View More >>

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November 22nd, 2020. Moo (my grandson, real name Nathan, aged two) was about to become a brand new big brother which meant that while daddy, mummy and Auntie Tash got to go and have a baby, Moo got to spend the day with Nana (that's me, well one of them) So as they headed out the door it did cross my mind that we could be in for endless hours of tears, possible tantrums and maybe kicking, and that was just his mother hahaha. No seriously, I did wonder how he would cope as he had only wanted mummy during those early contractions, those early 'fake contractions' (I call them fake because I didn't To View More >>

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At the end of 2020 I got to meet these gorgeous girls and I have to say, they melted my heart the second I saw them! Even their names suited them perfectly. Maddy is the olderst and wow she is a model in the making.  Kaiah is next and her smile just lit up my camera and then as if I wasn't happy enough little Anya, what a little firecracker she had me in fits.   They reminded me why I do this.  I love capturing children just doing what they do best - to play and explore.  While I like to give them a little direction now and then To View More >>

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" There has never been, nor will there ever be, anything quite so special as the love between the mother and a son." This quote sums up these two perfectly. I had a lovely session with this wee Mumma and her boy Kaiden yesterday afternoon. To say these two have been through a storm is probably an understandment!   A few months ago this beautiful sole was making arrangements for a wedding that is no longer on the cards.  Instead she finds herself making a new home for Kaiden and herself and setting about finding her new normal. I think even the strongest of To View More >>

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