2011 iphone diaries

the year begins in the heat of north queensland

my cousin and sister in the flooded park

words for our future children

taking pictures on the way from brisbane to toowoomba

sleeping in a pitched tent in my grandparent’s garden

sunday morning at my aunt’s house (before being jumped on by wide-awake children)

belle riding on m’s shoulders

the super 8 that m picked up at a swapmeet

a rainbow on valentine’s (m cooked a picnic basket’s worth of food and we took the girls to the park)

sleepy sommer in the back of the car

some old photographs from a wooden chest. left, my mother as a child and right, my young grandparents

some angry geese we met on our adventures with the girls

spiderbite sick belle getting cuddles from her mother

dinner with maria- she’d flown me to victoria to shoot for her salon

some art i liked pasted on the wall of an elevator in melbourne

the beginning of our street when it wasn’t yet ours

a map of the town & the first inspection

the first few nights spent on the cold floor (but we couldn’t have cared less)

making it home

days later when m had finished putting the ikea furniture together

our mountains

our special place at the end of the street

a place found while exploring

on a ferry, taking sommer, belle and freya to luna park

taking the three sisters to see the three sisters

red dirt land

adventure to a graveyard

a late night swingset date with m

painting the girl’s bookcase & belle’s picture for m

leaving on the greyhound bus

shooting danielle in front of the harbour bridge

danielle asleep on the long train ride back from the city

lighting the fireplace for the first time

our day and night of snow

m editing a short film i shot for a clothing label

winter fog in katoomba

two very magical lines

sweet writing in m’s journal

shooting a lookbook for milk & honey

early morning bondi

m asleep beside his sister, ashlin

taking m’s sisters to the cinema in perth

flying over sydney

my gatepass

one of the billabong models busking in a french train station

fruit for dinner in paris (thank-you pregnancy cravings)

m and his camera, at a restaurant in provence

travelling across europe by train

seaside cafes

a boutique hotel in florence (and me hiding in my hair)

the view from our balcony in cinque terre, italy

the view from to the right, a garden of umbrellas

m sleeping on the train back from the airport

a train crushed by a falling tree when there were storms in the mountains

a note m left on our blackboard after an argument

the warmth that is us

m’s 21st birthday presents, a guitar and a banjo

arriving in auckland, new zealand at night

a monstrous rock at piha beach

m in our hotel room

later on in auckland, the image i’d shot for bic runga pasted on a wall

a naked tree a few stations over

picnic by a waterfall

the only day of sun in many months of cold

the pub down the street, with forever lit fireplaces

me reading in a bookstore in the city

interview in yen magazine

the beginning of a belly at 18 weeks

night trains through vietnam

saigon through the taxi window

our hotel room in nha trang

restaurant by the river

a cat startled by a family of scuttling crabs

lazy beach days in hoi an

summer fruit

pre-meal uno ritual

shopping for things for alba in markets

a drawing and a tiny dress for alba

alba’s hammock & stuffed animals from saigon

25 weeks

our new rocking chair, with car lights streaming through foliage onto our door

spring flower picking

wishing goodness for our baby

28 weeks and an iced chocolate from my favourite cafe

making tiramisu to quieten cravings

picking up my little brother from the station in the pouring rain

monopoly with zake and m

my favourite grocer in the world

30 weeks & lunch inbetween hypnobirthing classes with m

late afternoon walks down our street

photographing the lead singer of the preachers

my early christmas present from my love

my brother getting his first tattoo (a few days after a very messy 18th)

zake’s flying spaghetti monster tattoo

in my best friend’s pool in the townsville heat

my sister and cousin painting me

my rainbow belly

watching the birds in the trees from our bed

35 weeks

one month left

pictures by me and by my love, taken on our iphones throughout the year.

123 love notes for “2011 iphone diaries”

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  2. Afra Klinkenberg

    I just discovered your blog, it's amazing. Thank you so much, it's so wonderful. :)


  3. dahi

    the road is home …
    thanks for your blog. i really have to thank you.


  4. Natascha Rosenberg

    Beautiful! Congratulations for your sweet little baby.

  5. blurredmemories

    nirrimi, these are beautiful! it looks like you have had a great year. :)
    you've inspired me to do more with my iphone pictures. :)

  6. Peaches

    beautiful is an understatement, you have captured your life is such an emotional way!

  7. LUAR

    Beautiful photos. I became more transfixed as I scrolled :)
    I wonder if you have given birth to Alba yet; if not I wish you a smooth labour and can't wait to see her beautiful face through your amazing photography.


  8. BlythePonytailParades

    Wow, what an inspiring post. So many beautiful images. I really enjoyed this :)

  9. Sarah

    can't wait to see the little girl. she will look just like you, i'm sure!
    my little sister is pregnant, and in a sort of sweet way she likes to keep it to herself, as if she can keep it safe from the world that way. we will find out in a few weeks if it's a boy or girl, but my sister-intuition says boy.

    i will keep you in my thoughts, and hope all goes well for you the day she decides to join the world! (and a sea of happy followers online!)

  10. jinxtar

    It's kind of weird seeing the "the pub down the street" photo… I have sat in those exact seats with my boyfriend just this winter, waiting for a taxi back to Blackheath. The bar is just behind that doorway! And it goes onto a little bottle shop hehe

  11. kimberley

    I love your ability to capture so much through your images. I wish you and m all the love and happiness in the world, with your little alba xo

  12. dadi.co

    I follow ur work and i would to see ur super 8 movie.. !

  13. Lolo

    Such beautiful photos! You are so lucky to have such a wonderful view at the end of your street.

  14. urbanjunglefashion

    Wow! What a beautiful collection of 2011. Congrats!

  15. Eva Slusarek

    beautiful post. I feel like I know u a bit now.. Im sure 2012 will be full of love and sunshine for you and your family

  16. jona

    i love love love following your blog. you and your boyfriend are admirable people. you seem to enjoy every second of life, that is so great!

    wish you the very very best for 2012!!

  17. lostinlv

    hey guys, i have a question; where do you know where does She (weliveyoung author) live? which city and country? i can't find it anywhere..

  18. Ragnhild

    a lot of great iphone photos! looks like u had a great year!

    which lens do u use most often when you're on trips? i've always put the 50mm on cause it doesn't weigh much and the low aperture is great. but i also have a zoomlens. it's much heavier but gives me more to "work with"…

    ragnhild – utnephoto.com

  19. G

    I didn't realise that you were Australian! I'm glad you are though.

  20. il était une fois...

    words can't describe how incredible your talent is lil' lady. your blog is inspiring beyond all others. X

  21. Stace

    Wow, what an inspiring post. The journey of your baby's life has been so rich and full of love already, it's beautiful! Gorgeous photos!


  22. Christina Joy January 4, 2012

    So much love. More people should have the kind of joy in their lives that you do. Here's hoping 2012 will bring even more beauty and adventure to your little family.

  23. tugba karatop

    you are one amazing soul.
    and so is the soul that lies in your heart and inside your belly.

    wish all the best for you.

  24. Kasia Skowron

    i really DO have tears in my eyes.
    you live in a fairytale.

  25. Ingrid

    amazing post! i was inspired from the beginning to the end. wish you the best, and good luck with the upcoming baby. you live an amazing life! you are a great inspiration to me :)

  26. Our Youth

    Happy New Year, lovely!
    Those photos are so magical :)

  27. Rosie

    i started crying when i saw the photo of bic runga and the skytower in the background. i'm not even so sure why, i just love your photography and i'm so happy for you and matt. and i think the fact that you've been here, in my country, is just amazing to me. best wishes to the three of you for 2012 xo


    We are all waiting for your baby :) All your photos tell their own story. Keep it up

  29. Moan

    Nirrimi you are so beautiful!!! A post I have especially been looking forward to!!! Sorry for missing you when you came up here but I am still deterined to use what I can find to create a portrait of you for this Art Award, only to show TOwnsville what beauty and inspiration has come from it! Perfect opportunity!!

  30. flowercake

    what beautiful light shining from ur belly within

  31. Broccoli Pippi

    This is such an amazing story. wauw, i'm stunned!
    Beautiful pictures!
    And i hope you will have a good last month before the birth!

    Happy new year!


  32. Mallory | The Storm in a Teacup

    Oh, wow! You're so pregnant.
    And these pictures are lovely, is that really the view from the end of your street?? It's beautiful. I'm jealous.

  33. Rita S.

    You are such an inspiring person! The photos are amazing and full of feelings, it doesn' t matter that they are just iPhone pictures, they show life. I wish to you and Matt and to your Alba all the best in the world. I' m italian and maybe you already know it but I wanted to tell you that Alba is an italian name and world which means "dawn, sunrise, the first light of the day" even your baby's name is source of inspiration and love! 😀 Have a great 2012 <3

  34. *Daniëlle

    I find your blog so great, the pictures are so beautiful every time.

  35. Chesney

    beautiful. everything you do is beautiful. you're going to be the best mother. happy 2012 :)

  36. Josie

    Um, amazing. I am jealous of your photography skills rather a lot I've got to say 😉

  37. ANGELA

    Beautiful photos…I wish you a beautiful year;):)

  38. Amelia

    awesome!! not only beautiful but they tell stories too :)

  39. Dy-photography

    Cried when I saw these photos . Just so beautiful Nirrimi ….

  40. Martina

    so beautiful pictures of your exceptional life. i wish you the new year to be even better.
    i hope Alba comes safely among us.

    much love

  41. Maja

    This is sooo beautiful, I truly love all the photos!

  42. Irene Armesto

    It makes me happy that you decided to share this with us : )

  43. Eleanor

    the one of your clasping hands is utterly beautiful and strong

  44. Giorgio Constantine

    Once again, speechless, by your beautiful life filled with love and adventure. Amazing photos, and you prove once again, that it's the photographer and not the camera. Love following your lifes Nirrimi and M, Wishing you all the best for your beautiful daughter to be, and for another amazing year full of adventures, and meaningful pictures.
    You are such an inspiration,

  45. olivia bee

    this is great. and your grandparents were hawt

  46. Jamie

    Beautiful. Simply beautiful.

    When's little Alba due to come into the world?

  47. Vivian

    This is the first blogpost I've read in 2012, and it's so beautiful and magical.. I hope my year will be as magical as yours has been. I come from Vietnam, so it was really heartwarming seeing yours pictures from there

  48. Alexandria

    I'm so happy and excited for your child to be born. You and Matt will be great parents. Beautiful pictures as always! May the new year be full of happiness and love for you guys.

  49. Nika Chic

    This year I gave birth to my second child – little Frederik. I am totally emotionally moved from your photos. Much love for you! Nika

  50. a girl with a smile

    Amazing! Glad you posted this. can't wait for Alba

  51. Thea

    aaaa these are so breathtakingly beautiful I want to use each and every one! Your blog is just amazing. I hope you have an extraordinary new year! X

  52. Sofie Olejnik

    that proves that we don´t need much to make wonderful and charismatic photos.
    Thank you for sharing a last chapter of your blog(book)in 2011.
    see you in 2012 ! kisses

  53. Kiki

    Your photos is good and is full of content and love as always.

    I think I prefer the photos about life to those for "editorial".
    (That's why I like following those blog about life.)

    Anyway, you make me have a stronger desire for an Iphone!

  54. Nathalia

    This is so special and inspiring!
    Hope you have the best year in 2012 with m and alba :)

  55. Rainbow Veins

    its so wonderful to see your journey through 2011. i hope you, m and little alba will have a spectacular 2012. :) <3

  56. Maria Alba

    Thank you for sharing with us!
    So much love in these photos, in so many forms.
    This proves that one doesn't need a fancy camera to capture life around them. Your photos are always incredible.

  57. Ella Ruth

    This was so heart-warming and beautiful to read through! Much love to you three <3

  58. girlinlove

    i think i just sat here for half an hour watching your journey.. (: thank you for sharing this, nirrimi <3

  59. Zoё

    I loved this post, all the pictures were so natural and of the moment yet at the same time, personal and sweet. It seems like you have had an eventful and amazing year.

  60. grace

    i absolutely adore this place and i wish you luck with your moon flower. hugs from italy,


  61. Nicola

    oh you are one on a kind, everything in your life seems to be gorgeous! have a wonderful new year! <3

  62. laurenabishop

    So perfect.

    It seems like there is so much love in your life. <3

  63. little moon lover

    amazing photos, seems like you have an extraordinary and fun life.. that's a way to live…
    the first picture is dreamy btw.. are you naming your baby Alba? that's a beautiful name… best wishes this 2012, love your blog, stay cool!

  64. Amelia Burns

    your life seems amazing and your photos are so inspiring!

  65. Egle

    amazing pictures! your life seems perfect. hope 2012 will be even better. :)

  66. d4vna

    Beautiful. My favourite one is the message m left you on your blackboard. Sweet & true.

  67. Luna

    wow, how amazing! your so inspiring (don't know how to spell it, coming from denmark)
    Hope all of you will have a good new year!

  68. apoorva

    so beautiful nirrimi :)
    how content and happy these picture are.
    lots of love and care to your side. xoxo

  69. Nina the Little Nomad

    Such gorgeous photos, you have had a beautiful year and I'm sure next year will be even more beautiful with Alba coming into the world. Wishing you all the best

  70. Adele

    whoa!! your photo (each of 'em!) never stop to amaze me! so comforting. <3

  71. HollieArose

    you are a brilliant photographer, because not many could make iphone pictures look so beautifully surreal. love it.

  72. Tanisha Renée

    amazing. the editing is superb and it just goes to show it's not the camera, but the photographer that makes the pic.

  73. Lotta

    It's probably one of the most beautiful year I've ever seen.

  74. violet

    so much love, nirrimi!!
    Have a wonderful year ahead. :)

    ps. Alba will be born very close to my birthday. So special.


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