One of the stand-out family portrait sessions last week was this photo shoot featuring four generations of Sandra Hickey's family.
"It was Nana's idea, originally. She had been asking to have our photos taken but it didn't ever seem to be the right time," Sandra says.
The 'right time' came when Sandra went to get photos taken for her graduation, (she recently graduated with a Masters in Official Practice) and she realised having the family portrait taken was an investment in her family's history.
"My grand-daughter Riyah is only one and Nana is still with us. It just seemed right. I know that we needed to capture the moment."
The resultant portraits are beautiful representations of four generations of strong women in Sandra's family - each character resembling each other with their dark eyes and zest for life.
"The quality of the print is so wonderful that I know it will last forever, unlike a quick digital print."
Like many of us Sandra is not fond of having her photo taken but she says she reminded herself that she would appreciate it in the end.
"I knew I'd look back and be glad we did it. I literally talked myself into it. At the time you're quite critical of yourself, but later you look back and think 'huh so that's what other people see in you when they say you look great'."
"It's capturing that moment in time, that sparkle in Nana's eyes, or Riyah's laugh."
Sandra was particularly thrilled with the way the photographer was so skilled at encouraging the baby to laugh and at making the whole family group feel at ease.
"Our photographer took great care in making sure that we were all positioned well and it was as if she really understood how important these photos were going to be to us as a family. The value of them. They tell our story at this moment of time," Sandra says.
"It's an investment in our family history. Something we will treasure forever."