Tag: love

We never know the love of a parent

“We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.” – Henry Ward Beecher Never more is this true than when your children are sick. My daughter has recovered fully from what was a confirmed case of

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Love is our true destiny

“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.” – Thomas Merton The difficult thing in creating these IQs is trying to find something beautiful, unique, and meaningful to

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Love Thy Self

“Love Thy Self.” I can’t count the number of times this phrase has bounced through my head over the past eighteen months. Despite this, I seem to have selective amnesia about it – forgetting this phrase, forgetting to use it,

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Home is where

“Home is where the heart is.” The one person missing from this portrait is my beautiful wife, who was so excited to see me that she nearly vaulted the barrier at the airport arrivals chute, to sprint up and give

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A little chocolate

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz I think Chuck said it all. Happy Easter. And chocolate. With love, and chocolate, Israel. xo  

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Sometimes we need clouds

“Sometimes we need clouds to remind us why we love the sun.” Today was a day of disappointment. No, actually, it was a day of Disappointment. Capital D. Firstly, around 9am, I got an email saying my wife and I

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Romance is tempestuous.

“Romance is tempestuous. Love is calm.” – Mason Cooley I found this image from my recent photowalk at Camp Cove, around near the South Head of Sydney Harbour, and to me, it said: “Calm”. Then I found this quote by Mason

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This is love.

“This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.” – Rumi Today’s quote isn’t obvious. And therein lies the

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Do all things with love.

“Do all things with love.” – Og Mandino Self-love has been the saving grace of my mental health, my family, and my work. Loving oneself isn’t about going all weird and giving yourself cuddles in the corner of the room,

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Love is a force

“Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.”

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Always towards absent lovers

“Always toward absent lovers love’s tide stronger flows.” – Sextus Propertius Yes, I’ve been MIA for a few days. I crashed badly late last week, and I had nothing left in the tank to share with you, I’m afraid. I am

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Love one another and you will be happy.

  “Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that.” – Michael Leunig Today’s IQ is dedicated to some dear friends of mine – James and Daynor – who have recently become engaged

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Spring Brings Fresh New Happenings

It’s a bit of a corny saying but Spring has certainly sprung in Sydney. Our weather over the past week has been nothing short of glorious, sensational, and brilliant. It’s well known that sunshine and the vitamin D you get

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When we love ourselves

“When we love ourselves, we naturally shine, we are naturally beautiful.” – Kamal Ravikant For the last week or two, I’ve fallen off the wagon. I’ve been neglecting myself physically and spiritually. No yoga, not much exercise, not enough sleep.

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Children’s Portraits With Mum Are Extra Special

I’m a very family-oriented guy, and I always encourage my clients to have portraits of their entire family, instead of just children’s portraits. It is usually one of the first conversations I have with prospective Mum’s when talking about their

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Just breathe. Ten tiny breaths.

“Just breathe. Ten tiny breaths. Seize them. Feel them. Love them.” – K.A. Tucker. Today’s IQ is for all of you who feel a little overwhelmed, and especially for my man Matt. Here’s a little practice I discovered that helps

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Love of Beauty

“Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. I spent this Sunday afternoon with my daughter, at a fabulous “Horrible Histories” stage performance at the Opera House in Sydney. It was our first daddy-daughter

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