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A Family Story in Glebe Park

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…

Canberra Glebe Park

So much to explore!!

Family photography at Glebe Park
Photography on the swings at Glebe Park
Canberra Glebe Park Swing Set

A dreamy impression of Freya, beautiful girl.

Joy of childhood

Those little legs, too cute!
And Steve’s right in there for the fun too.

Canberra playround at Glebe Park

Who’s there, the boogie man?

Canberra Park forest

Rebecca is so bewwwdiful!!

Glebe Park fun
photography of a mother and son
a boy alone
What lies beneath

I thought it was Hugh’s turn…but Freya had other ideas!

photography of joy
Photography of a kookaburra
mother and son and father and son intimacy
PHotography of a mother and daughter

And this is lovely…let the little man climb but be nearby…just in case.

Dad keeping watch over his son photograph
Glebe Park Canberra family photography


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David Robertson - January 25, 2011 - 2:39 pm

So gorgeous Beth!!

Beth Jennings - January 25, 2011 - 2:44 pm

Thanks David! Love that you came by to say hi! How’s it all with you?

Rebecca McHarg - January 25, 2011 - 8:55 pm

Hi Beth, I’ve just read your post! Thanks for writing such nice things about our little family.

Now that the prints are finally up, we are constantly reminded of how lucky we are. Our guests also love looking through our coffee table book, its really lovely to share these special photos with others..

You are so wonderfully talented, keep doing what you are doing and don’t change a thing :)


Beth Jennings - January 26, 2011 - 11:43 am

Oh Rebecca thank you so much!! I really loved the process with you and your family, it was really a pleasure. I feel really lucky to be finding a way to do what I love and give something awesome to people like you at the same time. It’s a win win, yay, we love that!! I will definitely keep going, it’s too addictive not too! Happy New Year to you!!

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