Hello Flower Lovers!

This morning I visited the Rocklea Flower Market for colour, inspiration and to purchase unnecessary flowers for no real special occasion other than to bathe in the glory of it’s sweet goodness and spoil myself (a little).

For awhile now I’ve been thinking about combining my two loves of flowers and photography together to shoot portraits and what better way to experiment with that idea than with Valentines Day coming up as well as Oakli’s birthday that very same day too – that’s worth getting a bit fancy right?.

Tip: be sure to wear a scarf, jacket, or bring a blanket if you want to get lost in the cold room and be as indecisive as me choosing amongst 1000 upon 1000 of gorgeous blooms.

Eventually, 45 minutes later I picked out pink roses, mustard chrysanthemums, dried lavender and a jasmine & Gardenia wax melt and if it smells half as good through the packet, it’s going to be extra divine filling my room. I also took home the ‘I must have flowers always and always’ tote because really – it had my name written all over it.

Lastly I got to shoot this gorgeous space to give you a window into what you can expect from Flower Lovers – check them out via Facebook or Instagram:

Grandma’s Kiwi Kitchen

I made a deal with myself to shoot again everyday (I feel this way every year but more so now that I’m not tied to a newborn baby) and on Thursdays when both children are not in my care for at least 6 hours, I jam in the things that make me feel the most creatively alive. Yesterday’s visit was to see Jayde (her daughter won my first ever Facebook portrait giveaway) and take some photos of the little but mighty buzzy café/gallery she owns with her mum on the Southside. I’m looking forward to eating here next time and bringing fellow mums along for a coffee too since it’s just down the road from Willow’s school.


GKK Springwood
1 Murrajong Rd, Springwood, QLD
ph: 3472 5958
Monday – Saturday 6.30am to 2.30pm

GKK Sunday Market
’50 Marketplace’
44 – 50 Chambers Flat Road, Waterford West, QLD
ph: 0401 446 171
Every Sunday 6am to 12noon