Evie completed her first season as a Nipper at Redhead Beach Surf Life Saving Club. She has LOVED it! It was the last week and there are A LOT of kids in her age group so I didn’t know what the implication would be of photographing the Nippers time (and I really enjoy helping out in the surf and with the flag activities) so we got there a little early for a photo session. I am not used to a more traditional session and Evie isn’t either so on the way we talked about what kind of things are her favourite about Nippers and aside from posing with the famous Redhead Beach shark tower in the background and the flags position one near the end, I let her do her thing.
This was a completely new activity but each weekend when she pulled on the pink singlet and tied on her cap, I was so proud of her. Not just because she took it in her stride to get involved in each task, even when the waves dumped her or the sand made running hard, but because she is part of something so much bigger as a Nipper. I would love it if one day she went all the way through the ranks and become a volunteer surf life saver but for now, I love seeing her get amongst it with her age group.
I had hoped for a beautiful sunny morning but the season ended as it began; with clouds, wind and a bit of rain.
This blog post is part of a blog circle. An inspirational group of photographers makes a post each month detailing 10 images from the previous month and links to the next photogrpaher in the loop or circle. So make sure you click the link at the end of this post to follow through the loop.
Head on over to Anna Hurley to see her contribution to March’s 10 on 10.