Rebecca and Steve were a real joy to meet. They have a very purposeful approach in how they are raising their children Freya and Hugh. They’re sending Freya to Red Hill Primary, which is an International Baccalaureate world school, a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student. The three programmes for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. There is an international perspective to the learning that encourages intercultural awareness and respect. If I had children this program would certainly hit my radar.
I met Rebecca and Steve before we had the photo session. They told me about how they were well travelled and have had the experience of being in the minority – the gringo with the backpack that sticks out like a sore thumb and can’t speak the language. A fantastically humbling way to realise how insignificant we each are, and how much a part of a larger, global community we’re all living in. So it all made sense that they would consider this schooling for their children.
What also struck me about Rebecca and Steve was their desire to live in the moment and to be present to all the magic they presently have in their lives. It’s very easy to get caught up in the day to day madness and to forget what it was all for. Photos like these help them to remind them of what they have. They took a beautiful book showcasing the whole photo session, and some framed artworks to enjoy every day on their walls. I hope you enjoy them too.
New to Canberra, Glebe Park in the city was their venue of choice…
So much to explore!!
A dreamy impression of Freya, beautiful girl.
Those little legs, too cute!
And Steve’s right in there for the fun too.
Who’s there, the boogie man?
Rebecca is so bewwwdiful!!
I thought it was Hugh’s turn…but Freya had other ideas!
And this is lovely…let the little man climb but be nearby…just in case.
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