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Another award winner! This photograph was one of those where my heart was literally pounding! I took my cue from the mum who was clearly used to this kind of behaviour. I suspect she has her hands VERY full! © Simone Hanckel Photography

Another award winner! This photograph was one of those where my heart was literally pounding! I took my cue from the mum who was clearly used to this kind of behaviour. I suspect she has her hands VERY full! © Simone Hanckel Photography

This much longed for, incredibly engaging little girl gave me some of the most beautiful photographs I've ever taken. I wanted to take her home :) © Simone Hanckel Photography

This much longed for, incredibly engaging little girl gave me some of the most beautiful photographs I've ever taken. I wanted to take her home :) © Simone Hanckel Photography

This was taken at a friend's house with umpteen kids climbing in and around an old Holden Gemini. We created a fantastic series of photos that day, but this one takes the cake and earned a silver award at the 2013 state awards :) © Simone Hanckel Photography

This was taken at a friend's house with umpteen kids climbing in and around an old Holden Gemini. We created a fantastic series of photos that day, but this one takes the cake and earned a silver award at the 2013 state awards :) © Simone Hanckel Photography

This photograph is absolutely haunting, but in reality was this little sweetie playing with the gate! Her eyes are magical :) © Simone Hanckel Photography

This photograph is absolutely haunting, but in reality was this little sweetie playing with the gate! Her eyes are magical :) © Simone Hanckel Photography

This little girl is one of my favourite muses. Her open, dancing heart is exactly why I photograph children, she gives me untold joy. This photograph is a love letter to her and her beautiful soul. © Simone Hanckel Photography

This little girl is one of my favourite muses. Her open, dancing heart is exactly why I photograph children, she gives me untold joy. This photograph is a love letter to her and her beautiful soul. © Simone Hanckel Photography

It would seem that the purpose of a photo shoot is to capture the smiley, happy version of a child! Sometimes that child has other ideas ;)  We got smiles and happiness shortly after, but this attitude from Miss 4 was too good not to catch on film. I adore everything about her defiant little stance. © Simone Hanckel Photography

It would seem that the purpose of a photo shoot is to capture the smiley, happy version of a child! Sometimes that child has other ideas ;) We got smiles and happiness shortly after, but this attitude from Miss 4 was too good not to catch on film. I adore everything about her defiant little stance. © Simone Hanckel Photography

Cartwheels at sunset. I remember being this girl...this photograph makes me feel like a kid again. © Simone Hanckel Photography

Cartwheels at sunset. I remember being this girl...this photograph makes me feel like a kid again. © Simone Hanckel Photography

I don't have much to say about this, except that I suspect these boys were about to get a taste of their own medicine! © Simone Hanckel Photography

I don't have much to say about this, except that I suspect these boys were about to get a taste of their own medicine! © Simone Hanckel Photography

Taken with a plastic camera (a Holga for those playing at home!) which gives you little to no control. It ended up being one of the favourite photographs I've ever taken. Did you know that there are giraffes in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens? :) :) © Simone Hanckel Photography

Taken with a plastic camera (a Holga for those playing at home!) which gives you little to no control. It ended up being one of the favourite photographs I've ever taken. Did you know that there are giraffes in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens? :) :) © Simone Hanckel Photography

I'd asked this beautiful girl to keep her goggles off as she jumped into the pool. She'd never been in the pool without them! At this point her brother was to her side trying to convince her that she'd be ok :)  She was. Such a trooper! © Simone Hanckel Photography

I'd asked this beautiful girl to keep her goggles off as she jumped into the pool. She'd never been in the pool without them! At this point her brother was to her side trying to convince her that she'd be ok :) She was. Such a trooper! © Simone Hanckel Photography

I think this is my favourite of all time. The quintessential Aussie childhood. Under the sprinkler in the backyard. © Simone Hanckel Photography

I think this is my favourite of all time. The quintessential Aussie childhood. Under the sprinkler in the backyard. © Simone Hanckel Photography

Tea Party in the cherry blossoms! We so nearly didn't get to do this...we arrived and these blossoms were the only ones left in the whole orchard! But we managed it and it's divine :) © Simone Hanckel Photography

Tea Party in the cherry blossoms! We so nearly didn't get to do this...we arrived and these blossoms were the only ones left in the whole orchard! But we managed it and it's divine :) © Simone Hanckel Photography

Soooo close to being able to walk, but why walk when you can dance?? © Simone Hanckel Photography

Soooo close to being able to walk, but why walk when you can dance?? © Simone Hanckel Photography

What is there to say? A darling little bum-bum? It doesn't get sweeter :) © Simone Hanckel Photography

What is there to say? A darling little bum-bum? It doesn't get sweeter :) © Simone Hanckel Photography

Poppy and the Sprinkler. We had to convince Poppy to go near the sprinkler, even though everyone else was thoroughly enjoying it! The hesitation on her face and her divine little tummy slay me every time. I love this photograph :) © Simone Hanckel Photography

Poppy and the Sprinkler. We had to convince Poppy to go near the sprinkler, even though everyone else was thoroughly enjoying it! The hesitation on her face and her divine little tummy slay me every time. I love this photograph :) © Simone Hanckel Photography

Tuck Shop Lady :) A cubby can be a million different things, from a coffee shop to a spacecraft.  © Simone Hanckel Photography

Tuck Shop Lady :) A cubby can be a million different things, from a coffee shop to a spacecraft. © Simone Hanckel Photography


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It would seem that the purpose of a photo shoot is to capture the smiley, happy version of a child! Sometimes that child has other ideas ;)  We got smiles and happiness shortly after, but this attitude from Miss 4 was too good not to catch on film. I adore everything about her defiant little stance. © Simone Hanckel Photography

It would seem that the purpose of a photo shoot is to capture the smiley, happy version of a child! Sometimes that child has other ideas ;) We got smiles and happiness shortly after, but this attitude from Miss 4 was too good not to catch on film. I adore everything about her defiant little stance. © Simone Hanckel Photography

Another award winner! This photograph was one of those where my heart was literally pounding! I took my cue from the mum who was clearly used to this kind of behaviour. I suspect she has her hands VERY full! © Simone Hanckel Photography

Another award winner! This photograph was one of those where my heart was literally pounding! I took my cue from the mum who was clearly used to this kind of behaviour. I suspect she has her hands VERY full! © Simone Hanckel Photography

I'd asked this beautiful girl to keep her goggles off as she jumped into the pool. She'd never been in the pool without them! At this point her brother was to her side trying to convince her that she'd be ok :)  She was. Such a trooper! © Simone Hanckel Photography

I'd asked this beautiful girl to keep her goggles off as she jumped into the pool. She'd never been in the pool without them! At this point her brother was to her side trying to convince her that she'd be ok :) She was. Such a trooper! © Simone Hanckel Photography

Cartwheels at sunset. I remember being this girl...this photograph makes me feel like a kid again. © Simone Hanckel Photography

Cartwheels at sunset. I remember being this girl...this photograph makes me feel like a kid again. © Simone Hanckel Photography

Simone Hanckel Photography | In your Home

Simone Hanckel Photography | In your Home

My other dream house. Literally this was in a dream I had, to be able to swim around in your own house!!!

My other dream house. Literally this was in a dream I had, to be able to swim around in your own house!!!

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New England Home

Photographic gallery wall: http://www.stylemepretty.com/living/2014/04/22/chestnut-hill-project/ | Photography: Courtney Apple - http://www.courtneyapple.com/

I like the idea of a shelf with framed photos/images in black and white of varying sizes (but generally fairly large)

I like the idea of a shelf with framed photos/images in black and white of varying sizes (but generally fairly large)