Posts tagged Gerringong
The Falemoe Family | South Coast + Illawarra Family Photographer

When I first received an email from Kate enquiring about a session for her family she mentioned she had four kids and they were kind of a wild bunch… I was a little excited to say the least. Wild sounded like fun and they certainly didn’t disappoint! We met up on Easter Saturday at the Gerroa headland and what a great family I had the pleasure of documenting that day, the bond these guys share is remarkable. Meet Kate and Maauga and their four sweet (and incredibly cute) kids Liana, Noelle, Merelei and Ieremaia. 

Red Dirt Adventures | South Coast Lifestyle Photographer

At the end of February I had the opportunity to spend a weekend in the Southern Tablelands on a beautiful property, with it's own little forrest and stunning views over the the surrounding valleys and hills. As we were staying in a house that was in the process of being built we had to prepare for a weekend of glamping (that's glamorous camping for those that are more of the hotel type) ... we had a roof over our heads but no running water or electricity. Amazing how much you take those things for granted when you haven't been camping in a while! Thankfully an efficient esky kept the wine and cheese chilled so the bare necessities were all taken care of.

There was an abundance of red dirt on the property we were staying at so my son was living a two year old boys dream, the shovel was rarely out of his hands and if it was, it was only for him to sit down and build castles out of the dirt. This kind of setting is a lifestyle photographers dream! Three dirt crazy boys, endless dust and activities for the kids to get into and a perfect sunset over the countryside. While the joy of a hot shower upon our return was immensely appreciated, my weekend of glamping was pretty special and something I'm definitely looking forward to doing again.

Lifestyle photography captures memories that are real. It's the things that your family loves to do. It's the kids playing and being absorbed in their favourite activities, it's parents connecting with their kids while cooking their breakkie on a Saturday morning or playing in the park. These are memories that are so special to cherish and pass on to your kids because it's personal and it captures the love and joy of everyday life. 

ruby & ted photography offers lifestyle photography sessions from Sydney to the NSW South Coast and Southern Highlands. Head over to the Contact page and get in touch for more information. 

The Snow Life | Gerringong Family Lifestyle Photographer

Well post holiday come down is hitting hard right now after such an amazing trip to the snowfields of Japan. Nozawa Onsen, just a short trip on the bullet train out of Tokyo, is a little town with a lot to offer. A cultural treat with more than just snow sports to boast, the little village is well known for it’s public bath houses spotted throughout the streets. If you’re feeling self conscious about stripping off and having a soak with the locals and fellow tourists, you can pack the speedos and head to SpaRena where they have hot pools for the whole family to enjoy, which is very relaxing at the end of a day of snowboarding. 

There is an array of restaurants to enjoy with everything from pizza to burgers, yakitori and ramen or our favourite Okonomiyaki (Japanese savoury pancakes), but be sure to book at least a day in advance as the restaurants book out quickly. A special shout out for the Mt Dock Gondola Cafe, located behind the ticket box at the Nagasaka Gondola, great coffee and the ladies there were super lovely!

There is plenty to do on rest days, with half day trips to see the snow monkeys on offer (quite an extraordinary experience to see monkeys soaking in steaming natural spa baths, hold on to your belongings though, they have expensive taste leaning towards iPhones and point and shoot cameras) or the sushi restaurant in Iiyama is worth a visit just to have your meal delivered on a mini bullet train.

I have so many photos from our wonderful family holiday, so here is a snippet of snow life in Nozawa.