Samford Parklands | In Your Element | O'Donovan Family

It's storm season here in Queensland. So on the morning of this shoot I was manically checking and refreshing  all my weather apps. It wasn't looking good for set late afternoon start. But after changing the time ever so slightly we were treated to some wonderful soft light and very little rain. Winning all round!

The O'Donovan's were naturals in front of the camera and and absolute pleasure to photograph. It didn't take this family long to warm up to the camera that's for sure. The little lady of the family was such a performer (I was even treated to a bit of a dance show! Side note: dresses that are fantastic for twirling are awesome!) and had me laughing throughout the shoot.

I loved the giggles that happened during this family photoshoot. I loved the hugs. I loved the real, genuine smiles. I loved the conversations. I loved the love! There's nothing better...

There was a lovely old building with peeling white paint which was begging to be used as a background. I was more than happy to oblige even if it meant picking our way through some long unkempt grass patches - thank goodness my awesome clients were just as willing to go 'off road' as I was! You guys are champs! :-D

And as I started driving away from the successfully completed shoot it the rain started to fall. How's that for timing?

Thank you so much to the O'Donovan family for letting me be your photographer. You guys rock!

~ Tafline xx

P.S. If you're keen to set up your own photoshoot or would like to know more feel free to Contact Me! I'd love to hear from you!

Slideshow - 'In Your Element' O'Donovan Family photoshoot at the Samford Parklands Brisbane by Tafline Hoey Photography

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Music: "ALTA VIBRACION" by Dan O'Connor ( ( ~ (

Music used with permission and thanks!

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