Friday, February 28, 2014

Oslo is shaving is head for St. Baldrick's

Oslo has had longish hair for as long as he has had hair. He couldn't bear getting his hair cut when he was little so I would just snip a bit here and there when I could. So he has never really had a style as such, other than shaggy I suppose. The few times he has been to the hairdresser, he ended up hating the cut so much that he would wear a hat until the hair grew out a bit. So imagine my surprise when I suggested that he shave his head for St, Baldrick's and he immediately said yes. I had already explained to him that people shaved their heads so that they could try to understand a hint of what it felt like to lose one's hair through chemo, even if the shavee didn't have the horrid illness part. He seemed so open to trying to put himself in a child with cancer's shoes and so on 14th March, Oslo will have his head shaved at BAA. In the meantime, he is trying to raise as much money as he can for the St. Baldrick's Foundation which puts the funds towards research for childrens' cancer cures. Of course, I would also love that a huge chunk of those funds would be put towards educating people on how to avoid some of those cancers that are environmentally caused through diet and other lifestyle choices, not to mention alternative methods rather than only chemo and radiation, but all the same, this charity has made the world of difference to countless families' lives and I am so so proud of Oslo that he wants to be a part of it.

The last time Oslo was bald, he was a baby so will be interesting to see if he changes from looking like Peter Pan and goes back to being just like Curious George. I think I am more distressed than he is in anticipating the dramatic change, but one think I am looking forward to is stroking that hair as it comes back in - one of my favourite sensations - let's just hope Oslo actually lets me touch it!

I am such a proud mama bear for what Oslo is doing - he is realising that he is incredibly blessed, but that he can make a difference to those who are not is such a good place right now. He is trying imagine what life is like for those sweet children who are suffering with such a heart breaking disease and I hope this is the start of a very charitable heart. 

If anyone would like to support Oslo's cause, please CLICK HERE and you can donate any amount - every penny makes a difference - and please put Oslo's name in the comments box so he knows you have supported his efforts.

Thanks so much!

Love Sacha and Oslo xxx

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Cindy & Acky maternity session

This gorgeous mama bear was actually pregnant ages ago. I was so smitten with how much we covered in our session that I processed them as quickly as I could. But the end of the session they ended up in the water and the "straight out of camera" shots were dull compared to how I envisioned the end product. But every time I tried to process the images in the dark moody blue way I wanted, their skin changed to colours that I couldn't accept as natural so I stopped to try again another time. And time slipped by and now it is crazy I am only sharing these now, and even still, the final image is not how I had hoped, but I still adore them all the same. Hope you do too! Congratulations Cindy and Acky on your new baby!! xxx

We started the shoot in my den which I am slowly slowly trying to turn into a Moroccan themed room, but this has been a process that has been in the works for years and still needs a lot more done. But this little spot was perfect for shooting Cindy in one of my saris - she looked stunning.

Acky came for the second part of the shoot. These two were so cute together - I so wanted to hang out and become besties with them!!

Cindy ended up being game for some pool shots and so we tossed in a few flowers to complete the image.

See what I mean - the colours are just not right - I wanted the depths of moody blues and her skin to still look like it was twilight but I just couldn't get it right - not my forte sadly!

Thank you Cindy and Acky for a fun shoot and congratulations on your new baby. Wishing you much happiness and thank you for your patience with the photos - hope it was worth it!! xxx

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Baby George

Sarah and Ian had been struggling to come up with a name for their baby boy for months. Throughout the pregnancy, Sarah had always referred to him as Georgie, but it wasn't even a name on their list of real considerations. But as soon as the sweet little man was born, Sarah said "Georgie!" and try as they did for the next two days to test out other names, nothing stuck. Turns out, he was George all along.

George is the couple's first child, and the first grand baby on both sides so he is completely adored by everyone.


Baby George was 6 pounds, 8 ounces at birth. Teeny tiny and totally adorable. He surprised his parents with a somewhat speedy arrival an hour after hospital admission and no doctor present.

Sarah and Ian - congratulations on your sweet little boy - so thankful that yet again, you have asked me to document such a special time in your lives. Enjoy this time soaking up every moment with him and try to get a little sleep in between all that loving! xxx