Tuesday, January 29, 2008

the thorp kids

This is the second shoot I did for these kids, because their mum wants to make an album for each of them. We started off at the studio and then went to the park for something a bit different. We finished up on the play equipment at the Botanic Gardens. It was good fun, but I think Dad might have needed a beer afterwards!
Check out the slide show to see the pics
( this is a lot of pics so it may take a while to load )

Friday, January 25, 2008

the wedding of courtney and ryan

Courtney and Ryan had their ceremony at St Johns Church with a reception at the turf club. ( Which is why the rings are in one of those book makers thingamabobs. )
We did some photos around the civic centre, and had lovely light thanks to some big fat storm clouds, which managed to rain us out about twenty minutes before we were due to finish our photos. And boy did it rain! I was drenched by the time I got back to my car.
Some precision driving was required by the limo driver to make sure the bride didnt get wet.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

i like this page

It's nearly midnight but i just wanted to blog this page from Jill and Matty's album. This was an idea for their title page. I just really really like it! But i liked the one they picked better, so might show that one later on too...

Hope you all have a great long weekend!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

ok... so what am I doing today?

Right now I am sitting somewhat uncomfortably at the computer with an ice pack wedged between myself and the chair. According to the chiropractor, I must have slept funny, cause I woke up in the middle of the night and couldnt move. Ouch... So I have found if i sit really still and just move my wrist and fingers on the mouse and keyboard I can get around for a bit at a time, then i have to go and lie down on the ground somewhere. Not very productive! Can i PLEASE start this year over again!

Monday, January 21, 2008

what am i doing right now?

Making up album changes for Erin, Allira and Amy... Making changes to Danielle and Miltons engagement book. I have just downloaded some new stuff I really REALLY want to play with but it will have to wait... I am admiring my new donkey coloured feature wall. How would it feel to be one of the people who gets to name paint colours? Hey, that kind of browny colour, thats like a donkey... or electronica and ego moon. They were on paint chips i picked up the other day. I have to go for a little road trip to see Suzanne at Lilly Lane Framing to see how my humungous frames are coming along, take a movie back, and start editing Courtney and Ryans wedding, then edit the Thorp kids, and then Lisa and Scotts wedding and that should, if I am lucky, bring me up to date... almost... And our house smells funny because we are varnishing the new table for the viewing room and it looks soooooo good, i love it.... and if anyone is interested the photo is Manly at three in the morning. Not my idea, it was peer pressure. And i got sea salt all in my hair. And then we had apple pie from the bakery.And this is what Max looks like at three in the afternoon... so comfy. So funny!

Edited to add : ok that list was somewhat unrealistic! I got to the part where i popped in to see Suzanne at Lilly Lane and then it was six o'clock. So i am knocking off to watch americas next top model and try to find something scrummlicious for dinner.

Friday, January 18, 2008


I had a ball shooting Ella, she was so much fun. And beautiful to boot!
What do you think of the new designs I am now doing for kids, to hang in their rooms?

random friday post

1. I was in the middle of a mammoth editing session yesterday and photoshop decided to melt down. Its practically impossible to be a digital photography studio without photoshop. I mucked around with it for a couple of hours and finally got it to work, but now I have to redo all my actions and presets, so that will take another couple of hours... then more editing!

2. Big shout out to my niece who was in hospital yesterday, but is home now and doing well. Shes one tough cookie.

3. So theres no real point to this post, I just know that some people are waiting for their stuff to be done, and this meltdown has put my whole timetable out of whack this week... sigh...

4. I have this groovy photo booth style template that I have been playing with. Its fun.
5. I still havent had time to paint my feature wall, but I did finally make a decision on colour and get donkey ( cause Jill had it in her house when i shot her wedding )
6. I need the services of a fabulous book keeper, I just dont have the time to do my books ( and I hate doing my books anyway! ) So if anyone can recommend a good book keeper that would be super. Also if anyone knows a uni student doing graphic design or photography and they want some work experience let me know...

Thursday, January 17, 2008

bayley and xaviers storybook

little louis

What a cutie patootie! I could just snuggle him all day... Check out those eyelashes. And his cute little shirt that says 'stud muffin'. I saw a little boy in one the other day that said 'I like boobies'. I thought that was really cute! You can get away with it at that age. And you can get away with chewing on your toes too, its cute when Louis does it, not sure at what age toe chewing becomes not cute anymore...

the mcdonnell boys

I am slowly working my way through the remainder of the work from before Christmas ( which seems like forever ago ). I shot the extended family before baby Levi was born and then got to shoot all three boys. Levi just slept through most of it, he was totally calm... and so cute!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

a slideshow for james

To get to the gallery view, click the little square on the right hand side, this will let you go through one by one and the give you the number you need to order. Happy viewing!

Monday, January 14, 2008

first day back...

Today is my first official day back at work for 2008.

Unfortunately the first thing i did this morning was cry a lot. My beautiful dog Bracken passed away this morning, and he is going to be missed. Not the best start to the new year...

I will get back to my work schedule as as soon as I can.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

matty and jill's wedding

I'm supposed to be on holidays till Monday, but Jill has waited soooooo patiently to see her photos I had to put in a marathon couple of days to get it done. I bought a new mouse and now i have repetitive mouse injury.... Maybe some shopping will fix it!

Jill and Mattys wedding was lovely, out by the river, with the reception at the boat club. I already knew most of the bridal party ( past wedding clients ) so it was heaps of fun to see everyone ( hi Nicole and Adri! I know Nicole will be checking the blog! )

We got a great dose of colour with an orange wall to pick up the hits of orange on the girls dresses and for a totally original location we shot at the viaduct at north wagga. So it was a beatiful day!

The one below was at the viaduct and I grabbed it just as the train rattled past. I put a lot of texture on this one.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

yawn... this is so boring....

I have spent practically all of the past two days backing up and organising files... soooo boring.... soooo monotonous..... I am soooo supposed to be on holidays.....


Am off to canberra and sydney tomorrow for a couple of days off before i try and catch up on all the editing i have left over from last year...

But we are still officially closed until the 14th. So i can catch up.... sigh....