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This Perfect

You have a sucking blister
Worn lips from drinking
Waves of practise; of persistence.
The fuzz on your newborn skin
Like the softest peach
Echoes in the depths of your creation.
Your skin
Scaled like a road map
Of the path you are yet to follow.
Your tiniest fingernails
Paper thin and torn
As you clutch for comfort.
This.
All of this.
Form the details of you.
And I photograph them.
This perfect.

Newborn Photography Melbourne by Kristen Cook // www.kristencook.com.au

Photo-a-Day 2015 :: Day 31

{Photo-a-Day Project: A personal project that I undertake every January for an entire month taking one photo a day of my children.}

Kristen Cook Photo-a-Day January Project 2015 :: Day 31 // www.kristencook.com.au

And so the year ends as it did before
Even down to the fact one of you is wearing the same PJs.
PJs that are now too small for you
But you insist on wearing them still.
And that’s ok
Because it’s who you are
And it’s my job to show that.
My privilege.
My gift.
For you.
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Photo-a-Day 2015 :: Day 30

{Photo-a-Day Project: A personal project that I undertake every January for an entire month taking one photo a day of my children.}

Kristen Cook Photo-a-Day January Project 2015 :: Day 30 // www.kristencook.com.au

Karate kids.
Effort – commendable.
Dexterity – improving.
Enjoyment – outstanding.

Photo-a-Day 2015 :: Day 29

{Photo-a-Day Project: A personal project that I undertake every January for an entire month taking one photo a day of my children.}

Kristen Cook Photo-a-Day January Project 2015 :: Day 29 // www.kristencook.com.au

I’m not a morning person.
I wish I was.
I am broken into parts.
It takes a while to put me back together.
But I cannot even begin to describe
The gentle healing power that extends through my skin
And into my bones
That fills my lungs
To become my very breath to start the day
When I see tiny toes standing on the floor beside my bed
And when those tiny toes crawl in beside me
Connected to tiny people
Tiny people who entwine their tiny arms around mine
And smile with their tiny faces
I become whole.

Photo-a-Day 2015 :: Day 28

{Photo-a-Day Project: A personal project that I undertake every January for an entire month taking one photo a day of my children.}

Kristen Cook Photo-a-Day January Project 2015 :: Day 28 // www.kristencook.com.au

This will forever be remembered as the Summer you learned to ride your bike.
Sans training wheels.