Kelly is a photographer and film maker, owner of Life In Focus Films & Photos. A 33 year young Creative, enjoying life as a mother, wife and chasing memories on the NSW South Coast. Self proclaimed sun seeker and music lover, who describes herself as a bit of an introvert and bit of an extrovert, who loves a not so sneaky French Champagne.
We recently invited Kelly, her husband and two daughters to come stay here at The Woods Farm, to capture and share her honest experience as a family holiday destination - below she candidly shares what its really like to stay at The Woods Farm for families, in her words, photos and film.
A Whimsical Wonderland for Families...
Located just a short drive from Hyams beach The Woods Farm is a haven for young families. Sick of jumping pillows and water parks? Looking for something different for your next holiday? The Woods Farm is a children’s wonderland. Whether you’re feeding the animals, collecting fresh eggs from the hens, cuddling the baby goats (awwwww baby goats 😍) swimming in the pool or playing in the magical children’s play area, your children will
experience a holiday like no other. Imagination runs wild The Woods Farm there is no limit for the attention to detail the owners have put into this property. The accommodation is gorgeous, homely with interior design to inspire. Our family embraced every corner of the Woods Farm, there is so much to do on site we didn’t leave our entire stay. We enjoyed lighting a fire in the late afternoon, sharing stories, singing songs on the guitar, roasting marshmallows. You could feel the connection we created with our children which is so priceless in the busyness of today’s lifestyles. It’s hard to describe the detail that the woods farm has gone to. Gorgeous gardens, bespoke signage around every corner, a luxe eclectic design for every nook and cranny. A dream for someone who is visually inspired. The grounds are large, segregated into animal stables, an outdoor chapel, a kitchen garden, glamping, a pool, bespoke kids play area, bbq/lounge pergola and a quiet corner to read a book, play some chess or share a platter.
What I LOVED...
As a photographer/videographer I loved the attention to detail. The gorgeous design though out the property was a visual delight.
The staff were awesome, the cottage was sparkling clean on arrival, the managers are zipping around all day working hard to feed the animals, attend to guests and maintenance around the property. You can see how proud and dedicated they all are to the property.
My kids favourite parts were the animals, the play area and the pool. They kept us busy going from one to another and then back again. (It’s ok to be dragged around like this with a glass of champagne in hand)
Absolutely, this place is like no other. We will definitely be back to spend time here again. My children watch my videos over and over, wanting to relive the feeling of our stay.
Life in Focus Films and Photos was established in 2018 having spent many years being a professional photographer for Pregnancies, Families, Births, Weddings, Birthdays and Anniversary’s.
"Motherhood has played a major role in the development of Life In Focus Films and photos. As I watched my children grow and evolve, there was a fear and feeling that something was missing. I was blessed enough to capture professional images of both my children but would find myself shifting through bad quality iPhone videos to get any type of real connection to specific times in our lives. It was their laugh at tickle time, the way they proudly dressed themselves, the time they spent together playing as I spied on them from the other side of the room. Now, The brain has an amazing capacity to store what’s important, but the minute details of their cheeky grin, a belly giggle, holding their fathers hand and their tiny bodies swinging in the air at the park were moving images and sounds that were hardest to recall.
The generation of family films had been lost somewhere along the way even though technology got better. A generation of mothers filming short clips on their phones to be stored away in the ether never to be seen again. I saw a movement happening with videos for weddings, they were beautiful, I would find myself sobbing at my laptop at someone elses wedding I didn’t even know. It got me thinking, why is this not a thing? why are we investing in capturing our wedding day so perfectly but not the simplicity of family togetherness? just another day? priceless memories? The wobbly walk, the mispronunciation of words, the milestones, connection and fun.
I guess filming families was my driving force into studying film and from that I have grown and evolved.
This year I have started another amazing avenue of my business, I help small businesses tell their unique stories and passions. I capture and create branding content for small business capturing their passion and turning it into engaging marketing content for online viewing."
Click Here to check out our quirky cool, country x luxe cottages sleep up to 8 guests and are styled with bespoke and vintage themed pieces, inspired by the calm, earthy tones of native Australian bush land and evoking the serenity of country life. You will feel right at home in luxury with a fully equipped kitchen and dining, open plan living with leather lounges, board games, books, Foxtel on the flat screen and air conditioned to keep you cool on those balmy Summer nights or cosy and warm in the coldness of Winter. The marble bathroom is equipped with a hand picked selection of designer perfumes, a freestanding tub and shower to soak and spoil yourself in. The 3 bedrooms all have homely linens, furniture to make you feel comfortably at home and snuggly beds to keep you well rested for the adventures you have ahead. Outside you have your own personal fire pit, dining and lounge area with a BBQ to make the most of the picturesque views. All of our cottages are uniquely themed with the quirky cool Woods Farm feel and a touch of luxury, giving you a new experience each time you stay.