Photo Diary // Traveling in Australia with Juni + Wild

2018 was a year of adventure for our family. Juni started preschool, Wild started walking. The kids hop-scotched through Asia with us, collecting six stamps in their passport. Our last stop was Australia, where we had more photo shoots with feminist filmmakers, and an exhibition of our photographs in Brisbane. It was an exciting moment to enjoy the fruits of our labors. With over six weeks of travel this year, the kids had a lot of time together and became seasoned travelers.

By far the most rewarding part of the year was watching Juni + Wild fall in love with each other and learn to play together. One of our biggest hopes as parents is that our kids will be best friends. It happened in a big way this year, and we couldn’t be more happy for them.

2019: bring on more love, more hugs, not only between siblings, but for all humans, all animals and our beautiful planet earth. Happy New Year, loves!

Bundeena // Royal National Park

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Pindimar

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Byron Bay

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Brisbane

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Read more about our photography exhibition, FRAME, here :)

xoxo,

Ariel + Sam

We Are Working To End Gender Inequality in Film

We have been working tirelessly this year to help close the gender gap in film. We need your help to see this project through and would love any support you can offer! Share widely and thanks for joining the movement!

Support the project by clicking on this link:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/end-gender-inequality-in-film#/

xoxo,

Ariel + Sam

Traveling with kids in SE Asia // Taiwan

Growing up in Noe Valley in San Francisco, Ariel's family had a neighborhood walk they called "The Square." It was a nice little amble that looped back to their apartment, via the little downtown shopping area on 24th street. It has everything you need as a kid en route -- playground, farmers' market, a bakery.

This summer we spent four weeks in SE Asia on assignment, with about a week in each country. We would spend the first few days shooting and then have a couple extra days to explore. Unlike our backpacking days of yore, with a heavy itinerary of sightseeing and long day trips, we found that with kids we would land in a city and from our apartment doorstep, find "The Square."

There were playgrounds, cafes, libraries with A.C., water parks, and so many fruit stands right outside our door. Locals would come up to us and ask if we had recently moved there since they had seen us around the neighborhood all week, sharing pastries with the kids. We didn't see many sites, but we got the chance to live in a place, if only for a short moment, and feel what it was like to be part of the community.

Here are some family photos from our first stop, Taiwan. We'll post a few more photo diaries in the coming weeks of Vietnam, Laos + Thailand. We're keeping our main photo project under wraps for now, but stay tuned for an announcement. 

A big thanks to our great fashion partner included in this blog post!

Wombat & Poss Kid's Clothing: https://wombatandposs.com.au/

Daan Forest Park

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Tamsui

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Maokong Mountain

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Hanging in our neighborhood + with family, near Linyi street in Taipei

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Beitou, hot spring town

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xoxo,

Ariel + Sam + Juniper + Wilder