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Baby Elke | Brisbane Child Photographer

There is nothing more magical then the arrival of a new life into this amazing world! Baby Elke was a pleasure to spend time with and I thank her mummy for letting me capture her beauty. I would like to send her this little poem by Dr Seuss. It is adapted from the book, ‘Oh The Places You’ll Go’. A brilliant book for kids and one that we shared at both our girls’ naming ceremonies. Enjoy your week xxx ♥ Jody

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

 Dr Seuss



Today is your day.

You’re off to Great Places!

You’re off and away!


You have brains in your head.

You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself

Any direction you choose.

You’re on your own. And you know what you know.

And YOU are the girl who’ll decide where to go.


You  won’t lag behind, because you’ll have the speed.

You’ll pass the whole gang and you’ll soon take the lead.

Wherever you fly, you’ll be best of the best.

Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.


Except when you don’t.

Because, sometimes, you won’t.


I’m sorry to say so

But, sadly, it’s true

that Bang-ups

and Hang-ups

can happen to you.


You can get all hung up

In a prickle-ly perch.

And your gang will fly on.

You’ll be left in a Lurch.


You can get so confused

that you’ll start in to race

down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace

and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space,

headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.

The Waiting Place …



That’s not for you!


Somehow you’ll escape

All that waiting and staying.

You’ll find the bright places

where Boom Bands are playing.


So be sure when you step.

Step with care and great tact

And remember that Life’s

a Great Balancing Act.


And will you succeed?

Yes!  You will indeed!

(98 and 3/4 per cent guaranteed.)


 So …

Today is your day!

Your mountain is waiting.

So … get on your way!


  • Jen - Thank you Jody for coming into our home to photograph our precious angel Elke. They are memories we will treasure for our life time.
    Thank you again, you are amazing.ReplyCancel

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