Friday, August 31, 2007


I try really hard not to have bad days, but the day I had Eliza booked for her shoot was one of those days. I was late to my nieces book parade, I dropped food in my car ( shouldnt eat in the car after I just cleaned it, I know, but I was starving ), kicked things, dropped things and just generally had a bad day. And then I went to the park to catch up with Eliza ( I did her baby photos ) and she smiled that sweet smile at me and the day was all good. And I got some gorgeous shots so that made it even better. See why I love my job?

Thursday, August 30, 2007

so you wanna look like penelope cruz?

I found this while surfing the net tonight: this is a professional touch up service for photographers. Click on the portfolio section to see the before and after pics.

bayley and xavier round two!

We started in the studio ( with the new black back drop ) and then went to the river for muffins and running races and then to my new special location spot. Its way cool!

Monday, August 27, 2007


nd this is the ideas for the canvas layouts...

Sunday, August 26, 2007

calling all cots!

Yes, you read it right it says cots, preferably a white one, and even more preferably for an antique white metal one, but as i need it desperately i will settle for any cot that's white.

And no, i am not having babies, i need it for a window display on the main street. Stay tuned for updates!

So if you have a cot i can borrow for a couple fo weeks, please let me know ASAP, we will pick up and return in the trusty ute. Otherwise I will have to go to plan B.

Which i am yet to come up with.... Mental note to self, while sleeping tonight, come up with genuis plan b...

Friday, August 24, 2007

trash the dress - in australia!!!!! ( kind of )

In America there is a trend at the moment to "trash the dress", be it the wedding dress you wore on your wedding day, a $50 ebay dress or your formal dress. And its seriously cool. One of my brides sent me this link from the sydney morning herald, an article about

Seriously, if anybody wants to trash their dress, please please please call me! I cant think of a more fun shoot!

The link to the article:

Monday, August 20, 2007

christmas orders

I know its still only August, but the cut off date for Christmas cards is the 28th of November, and you have to allow two weeks to edit your shoot, so really the latest you want to book for a Christmas shoot is late October. And I have already booked heaps, and I have a wedding on every weekend as well, so if you want to book a shoot, get a wiggle on!

checking the design

So here are the design options. ( The top set is three 5x7s showing fairly closely how big theywill be next to the other design )

Click here for the slide show...
( click the arrow at the bottom right hand corner to get the pics in a gallery view so you can view them one by one and get the numbers you need to order )

Saturday, August 18, 2007

look whats new at srs

Ok, its not stripes the zebra, most of you who have been in the studio would have met him. But the little yellow chair is new. And we have a new black background on a proper backdrop system with pulleys and everything. Very spiffy!
The chair was $1 at a garage sale. I love little old kids chairs ( this is a hint if anyone has any they would like to donate! They're not easy to find ) It was covered in stickers so I spent a good hour with Big Kev's goo remover getting them all off. I took a little bit of paint off to, but it just adds to the character.
Dont forget we are still open for suggestions here at SRS, we have had lots of good ideas and feedback come in but we are still after more, so get emailing! What do you want to see at rocket headquarters? Let me know...

Friday, August 17, 2007

friday in a blog post

Enchiladas for dinner, almost ready, just waiting for the cheese to melt. Chai tea drunk already, Craig got me one on his way home, what a sweetie. DVD ready to go, who wants to go out in this weather? Big block of kit kat ready to eat ( soooo yummy! ) and all work checked off for today. Not very exciting really!

best street dental

I shot this for Best Street Dental a while ago and just realised I hadn't blogged it.

a wedding and a christening

Dianne and James had their wedding just after they had their youngest son christened. But they didnt tell anybody so it was a total surprise for all the guests at the christening. It was a lovely day, with lunch at the Garden Court restaurant and some photos in the gardens. The kids had so much energy, I wish I could bottle it.

Click here to see a slide show of the day...

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Monday, August 13, 2007

off to canberra

So on Tuesday I will drive up to Canberra for a seminar with an awesome child photographer, Tero Sade, so I wont be back in the office until Thursday. I promise to bring back heaps of fab ideas to try out on your kids!

kylee is a hot mamma!

This is Kylees second maternity shoot, with eight weeks to go. Cant wait to see that baby when its born! Dont know if its a boy or a girl, but I know its got lots of love. And I will take piccies!

Click here to check out the slide show...

Saturday, August 11, 2007

maternity packages

Thanks to my fab maternity models I finally had the images I wanted to put my price lists and promo stuff together. This is the cover for the price list. I am hoping to be able to put some of these at pre-natal centres. My hair dresser told me that's where all the hot mammas hang out!

Friday, August 10, 2007

models wanted | weddings and fashion

Ok, so every now and then I get a creative itch, I blame it on too much web surfing. So right now I want a couple who will get all glammed up in their evening gear and then let me shoot them where I want to shoot. The shoot will be done most likely on a weekday late afternoon in the next couple of weeks. You don't have to wear a wedding dress, but it would be great if you could. Otherwise it has to be a dressy style of dress, and your man has to wear a suit and a tie to match your dress. You also have to love love love having your pic taken! So you will get the shoot totally free and I will give you $50 worth of prints ( and of course you can buy more! )

So if you werent totally happy with your wedding shots and your dress is still in the cupboard, or if you have a stunning ball gown you are dying to wear make a date with the hair and make up artist and then lets shoot some funky stuff!

But dress warm, we gonna be doing some night shooting... it will be awesome!

And soon I want some models for some fashion style shoots as well ( does anyone know any boys who like to have their photo taken? Kind of young teens age? I need one! And he has to be real cute! ) Fun, funky fashion shoots to get my creative juices flowing. This will be done in late August.

choices choices choices !!

These are ideas for canvas prints, how cute are they? The pics are the same, I have just changed the text a bit for each one. But changed the pic for the bottom one.

Click here to see the slideshow...