We live a simple life in rural New Zealand, on a 10-acre property surrounded by rivers, coastline, bush and hills. My children are unschooled and live without TV or modern electronic devises. The way we live and love may seem unconventional to some, but I am here to celebrate the magical place where I choose to live with my family.

I document their days, full of barefoot play, for a physical record of their childhood, wild and free…but also as a reflection of a childhood rooted deep in my own past …a most sincere place of freedom…a childhood I now pass on to my own children.  I believe my children are right where they belong covered in mud and running piggyback through nature. They belong here wild and free and earth-connected in a way where the landscape begins and their little souls end.


To me this photo represents the curiosity and love that exists when children find something beautiful in nature and hold it in such wonder and reverence.