Uploaded 16th of May, 2013 by Richie
On a beautiful day earlier this month, Mark and Ashleigh invited friends and family from all over Australia and many internationally, to celebrate their wedding.
Uploaded 11th of May, 2013 by Richie
Every morning, my baby girl wakes up around 5am. It isn't easy, until you see that beautiful smile. From then on out, the rest of the day just swings by. She keeps us busy and she keeps our hearts warm.
Lately, I've been getting to listen to her voice develop. She knows how to say mum and I won't lie, I'm a little jealous. While my wife is at work, I'm always trying to teach her a new favourite word - dad.
I can't wait to hear that word. Really, I can't wait.
My wife and I wrote Ayvia a letter for Christmas this year. We haven't shared this with anyone yet, but it means too much for me to hide.
Eighteen years from now, we will give her this letter... and tell her to open it, for the first time.
For the past few days, your mum and I are waking up to the most beautiful sounds in the world. You lay in bed, quietly, but just loud enough for us to hear. You let us know that you are awake. You lay patiently in your cosy cot and speak, "guuu buuu" and on the odd occasion it sounds like you say "mum".
We try to record how beautiful you are. We photograph and video you whenever we can. Just look through all our past videos. I've used all my phone space recording you. We have so much for you to look at when you are older. We save everything, especially your mum. She saves everything... literally, everything.
There are some really special memories of you and Sennie. He loves you, he protects you, he never leaves your side. Some of these photos are the ones I keep cloest to my heart.
We love you.
We recorded you.
We will never forget these memories.
You are our precious daughter...
I'll post some of mummy's unlimited supply of phone photos (Click view post or more photos to see).
Uploaded 17th of April, 2013 by Richie
Uploaded 2nd of April, 2013 by Richie
Jesse has been planning to do a trash the dress session since I met her, back in November 2012 - the month of Josh and Jesse's wedding.
Uploaded 16th of March, 2013 by Richie
The morning of Anthony and Bianca's wedding, I drove through the untouched hinterlands of the Gold Coast. The smell of last night's rain, trees and lakes came whispering through my car.