Back for another year to document their summer. This is the fourth year I've done a January project and it's become something I treasure so much. I absolutely love getting to photograph other families for a living, it's THE best job in the world. But carving out this special time to focus on these two, their bond and their individual personalities is so important to me.
They've spent the day cooped up inside, while we try to protect their little lungs from the smoke. We've read reports that the air quality in Canberra is currently the worst in the world, with a rating of something crazy like 3000 (over 200 is hazardous).
But we are the lucky ones.
We have each other, we have our home and we are safe. Our friends and families in towns nearby are stuck, without power or a road to safety. Some have lost their homes. Some have lost their lives.
I know New Year's is typically for resolutions and not for wishes, but this year we are doing but wishing, HOPING, for rain.