Every mum knows this cheeky face
IT’S a big ask for a three-yearold to remain focused over a two-hour photo shoot.
Even when your mum and dad are as comfortable in front of the camera as Terry Biviano and Anthony Minichiello.
So when Azura Minichiello decided going floppy was more fun than being focused in a Mother’s Day picture session for our Insider section, Dad had to take emergency measures behind the camera: pulling monster faces and a tiny chocolate bribe.
“She just doesn’t like the camera,” shoe designer Biviano said.
“I was the same at her age, always pulling a funny face and running away from the camera. Azura’s quite robust and she must get that from her daddy.”
Minichiello knows his position in the family dynamic in such situations. He happily played scary monster to help shepherd his daughter back into the frame.
“It was probably the chocolate; I just happened to find them stashed in the car and we would normally never give them to her,” Biviano said.
Biviano, 42, says motherhood comes with challenges but cherishes all the colours of family life.
Minichiello, a former Sydney Roosters captain, loves to cook psyllium husk pancakes for breakfast, but today he will stick to family tradition and take his wife out for a special Mother’s Day lunch.
“Watching Terry as a mother makes my heart melt,” he said.
“She is loving and caring and teaching Azura great values at such a young age.
“I know Azura is in good stead to be a great woman when she grows up.”.
They are Sydney’s designer mums, whose wardrobes match playful and professional pieces to their fast- paced careers. And they make it look so effortless! For Mother’s Day Prue Lewington asked Terry Biviano, Alice McCall and Bridget Yorston to share their family style secrets
Terry Biviano and playful daughter Azura at the Blue Room in Bondi. Pictures: Sam Ruttyn