marinka family portrait session – the kealey family

The Kealey family have been a part of our lives for the past 8 years.

I’ve photographed them all over this time – at afternoons spent by the river, birthday parties, Christmas lunches and evenings filled with love and laughter – but as Sam draws nearer to leaving home and starting his own adventure, Jen has been wanting to do a family portrait session.

With one thing and another, it hadn’t happened.  Until Jen remembered it was my birthday and invited me out to Marinka for a birthday lunch.  She rang a couple of afternoons prior and asked – if it was okay with me – could we follow lunch up with that family portrait session, seeing as everyone was home for the weekend?

How could I resist?!

The dress code for the afternoon was jeans, boots, and works shirts – what everyone is relaxed in at home and outside.  Plus, work never stops on a property, and Sam and Chook had been yarding up cattle as we arrived.

Jen knew where she wanted photos taken on the property, and aside from getting Sam to crack a smile, the whole family is so used to seeing me with camera-in-hand, that they all instinctively knew what to do and where to stand!

When I asked Jen what her favourite part of the afternoon was, she replied “Cuddles from my girls at the end! I don’t love having my photo taken, but doing the shoot with my family, knowing we were getting beautiful images, made it worthwhile.”

kealey family at old buildings

meg kealey who loves to sing and dance

ali kealey and her favourite boots

ali kealey the witty rascal

ria kealey - intelligent, nature-loving girl

sam kealey blue eyed boy

chook kealey and his girls

sam and jen kealey

Ralph, the much loved mini schnauzer

cuddles from ria

kealey family walking the paddock at Marinka

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