Sunday, 1 January 2012

Young Love {Chelsea & Cameron} & Welcome to 2012!!

Wow!!  What else can I say?!  Last year went so fast 
in so many ways yet when I think about it so much 
much happened!!  There was also so much I was meant to
do that I never got around to...then again I got so much 
achieved that I never expected to!  So I guess that the saying
"What you gain on the swings you lose on the roundabouts"
rings true when it comes to time :)

Anyway...I wish you all the best for 2012!
I have a million and one plans, hopes and dreams for this year ...
Why my list is so long I just don't know, must have been all the
thinking I got done in that unpolluted mountain air recently!
I will share my 2012 projects/list soon!!

Overall I was disappointed with the photos I took on this trip.  
I didn't make a big effort.  My kids are at the stage where they don't 
enjoy "having a camera in their faces" as they regularly tell me now :( 
but I do have ENOUGH - enough beautiful photos which will
make wonderful memories, so all's well that ends well :)

 Introducing Cameron, Chelsea's boyfriend.  He stayed with us half of the time.
Yup, of all the names...and yup she calls him Cam...and yup she has a sister
called Cam too - boy is it confusing, especially when they are together - I've
told him he has to be Cameron to me or we'll be in a continual muddle!

 They initiated this shoot so were willing to pose. The time 
of day was totally wrong though as it was midday on a very 
bright and sunny day.  That's why I kept putting them under 
any tree I could find - for some shade!

 I just love the texture of that tree bark...There were some marvellous
locations for photoshoots in the Drakensberg. I used my Tamron 28 - 75mm
2.8F lens as this was before I received my Christmas lens (50mm 1.4F).

 I'm very happy that she is happy.  He is a nice guy 
- and that does NOT just go without saying in these parts.  Many 
youths are rude, arrogant & disrespectful, but he is not. 
He really cares for her.  She's lucky to have him - and vice versa...

We had a lot of fun with Cameron.  He was prepared 
to fit right in with us as a family and I felt a bit sorry for him
at times...It must have been a bit overwhelming for him, as he's 
the youngest in a big family where all but him & his sister are still 
"at home" (when not at university) whereas Chelsea comes with quite
a package, 2 very rowdy teenage brothers and a very demanding
younger sister who was jealous of all the times he "took her sister away!"


Heather Jacob said...

how beautiful Helen .. they look like a gorgeous couple ... great bunch of pics too .... something to treasure .... big hugz and may all your wishes come true in 2012 all 1 million of them LOL !!!!!! xoxoxoxoxo

Mitra Pratt said...

Looks like the time of day wasn't that bad, those are beautiful photos! I agree about the bark! Reminds me of being young again and in love!

Bellaidea said...

Beautiful photos and nice story, he must to feel good with you.
I wish I could have one afternoon with you and my husband;)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

They are ADORABLE together!! Awwwwwwww young love!!! Happy New Year! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Diana said...

beautiful photos and you did great with the tree shade.
beautiful couple
so sweet

Evgenia Petzer said...

great photos!)

Alia said...

Beautiful!!!! Happy new year!

topkatnz said...

Great photos! It is all about preserving the memories rather than getting the 'perfect' shot:)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

These photos look fantastic Helen!!! Happy new year! :D :D :D

Jasmine S said...

Happy New Year my friend.
Oh they are just super cute. How gorgeous are they both in these pics and the way they look at each other. Young love. There is nothing like it.
So glad you are happy with him. As a parent, that's all we hope for isn't it?

Lynette said...

Your daughter has blossomed into such a beauty...and they do make a handsome couple. How does dad feel about this new man in his daughter's life?

tania said...

stunning couple helen!! and the photos are beautiful!! they look very hapy together! tell her all the best!

Irini said...

AWWW young love........
I wish you a fabulously creative 2012

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Lea said...

What great photos! Happy New Year!!!

Eila Sandberg said...

Dreams and plans are what keep us motivated! that's the fuel for our imagination and hopes! good gal for having plenty of the stuff! :)) gosh what a cute couple they make! the pics are absolutely wonderful! I am so happy Cameron is a nice guy in so many ways. Tee hee figures Cam Jr would be jealous, sort of goes with the age too. Sooo glad you're back darling! have missed you dearly but know you had THE best time ever. Talk more! xoxoxox

Denise Price said...

Great photos, Helen, you are rockin' the Tamron!

yyam said...

Ahhh...nothing like sweet young love! Gorgeous photos! :)

Happy 2012!

jeanie g said...

Such a beautiful couple they make Helen, she follows her Mum for her looks. I did have to laugh out loud though at your comments about the tree bark. Most people would be just so proud of their beautiful offspring to notice but as you're the true artist...... need I say more!!lol I agree it's interesting bark. xx