I grew up with camping trips and bush walks. It was always something I wanted to offer to my girls.
I used to take the girls on a bush walk in the school holidays with a friend from work and her son when we lived in the Blue Mountains. Evie and I really enjoyed them and Olive loved the view while she was wrapped to my back. The outdoors beyond out backyard wasn’t a ‘family’ activity for us though. Until recently!
We have now gone on two short, two night camping stints and embarked on a much longer journey to Uluru and back. That was an 8200km trip and so deserves its very own blog post. For now, an assortment of our two shorter camping trips at Currawong in the Chichester State Forest and Cod Hole in the Nymboi-Binderay National Park. May there be many more to come!
We like to camp near water and don’t mind if it rains while we are there. I truly love being outdoors and this is one of those times where I actually don’t take many pictures. The camera is there and ready to go and I will pick it up but just for one or two shots, I won’t “work the scene” or document the whole thing. I would LOVE to have a documentary family photographer come away with us to get all the moments I don’t photograph. I’d also love to drop in on a family camping and and have the luxury of documenting without the responsibility of parenthood as well (I find I can’t multitask on that one…)
This post is part of a blog circle of photographers around the world. Each month we share a slice of our life through our documentary approach to photography called Our Documented Days. Next up is Anna Hurley so please follow your way around the circle after you have dropped a comment here. Maybe a favourite camping memory or a recommendation for a camping spot!