Friday, October 30, 2009

sarah and evan { part two }

Just wanted to share some more images from the wonderful wedding of Sarah and Evan.


Even though Poppy is totally cute she didnt think she was very photogenic. Unlike her two adorable big brothers.

Wouldnt this be sweet in a white frame in her nursery?

Thursday, October 29, 2009

the wedding of kellie and mick

Kellie and Mick celebrated their wedding at the Roseleigh Manor. The weather wasnt as warm as it could have been, but the big black clouds gave me some spots to shoot that I wouldn't have used otherwise. Even though we were all freezing we trekked to the top of the hill to get some shots with the veil blowing in the wind.

allira { one year old }

Does anyone else wish for the days when they could wear a tutu and pink gumboots and look absolutely fabulous?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

kalebs christening

Kaleb had a party with friends and family to celebrate his first birthday and his christening.

This is his first time in a ball pit. I think I was more nervous than he was!

display idea { white frames }

Look at this lovely pink, brown and teal colour scheme. The frames are mostly white but different types and then there is one blue one to pick up the colour of the cushion underneath. Also loving the text sticker with "family" applied to the wall. I might have to add that to my list of things to do here!

{ Image from the House of Turquoise blog. Check out the entire post by clicking here }

james, thomas and emily

I love the way big brothers look after their little sisters. Or drive them crazy, depending on which way you look at it!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

twenty nine

Twenty nine fabulous folks.

booked out!

Its kind of hard to believe, but I am now booked out for Christmas.
Full, chockers, packed to the brim...

I can still shoot you in early December, but you wont be able to get prints back in time for Christmas.

I really really wish i had more time, but there just arent enough hours in the day.
And its only November!

( Edited to add : actually its only October. My brain is getting a bit fuzzy )

the fantastic five

These two families dont get together that often, so while one was visiting we grabbed some shots of the kids together in the studio. Craig thought I was a bit crazy when after the shoot i told him that i thought having five kids would be great. i think he nearly fainted.

what to wear?

Another question I get asked all the time is "what do we wear?". I just found this great post on Kamee June's photo blog, and its such great advice on what to wear I thought I might share it with you.

Click here
to see the post on her blog.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

display idea

More shelf display ideas found on the fabulous Design Sponge Blog
The top idea is very similar to what I want to do in the lounge room with my travel photos.


Olivers big brother had a turn in front of the camera a while ago, so now it was Olivers turn to shine. He even got mum and dad to jump in for some photos.

Oliver had some great expressions, when he laughed his whole face would light up, but when he was serious he was very very serious! It probably didnt help that every time he pulled a face like that i would crack up laughing.

Monday, October 19, 2009

byron and piper { on the farm }

We had a beautiful afternoon on the farm but I think i may have killed a couple of sheaths of wheat while getting these pictures! Hopefully it wont affect the final yield too much, because we did catch some great shots to go on the walls of their fabulous new house.

room inspiration

This room for a little three year old girl is just so lovely! If i dont want to be a photographer anymore i might become an interior designer. I love the frame display, especially the black and white maternity shot in a white frame.

I cant take credit for this find, someone gave me the link in the comments section ( thanks bec! )

Check out the whole entry at the "swish and swanky " blog by clicking here

From a totally different room but i love the big black and white of the three girls between their bunks.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

display idea { little nook }

So many of my clients tell me they have a little spot they want to fill with photos and i think this is a gorgeous way to do it.

{ Image from Design Sponge }

Friday, October 16, 2009

whats the best age to photograph baby?

I get asked this question so many times i thought it might be worth its own blog post!

The best time to get photos done of your baby depends on what you want to achieve. If there is a special time in your life or a special bond you want to capture, then get the shoot done.

However, there are certain stages in the first year that are better than others.

The first stage is newborn. Get those beautiful curly squishy sleepy shots. This can only happen in the first ten or so days, and around the five day mark is often best. Babies are very sleepy and let you pose them without waking up.

The next stage is when baby is laying on his or her belly and able to hold their head up quite well. Usually by this stage they are getting smiley too and you can get some great shots of their expressions. If you miss the newborn stage then I really recommend waiting till baby reaches this stage.

Sitting up is the next stage, when they can sit up without needing to be propped up on anything, and can sit for a while quite happily. This is also a good stage to do sibling and family photos as the baby doesnt have to be held.

When baby starts to stand ( and before they start walking if you can! ) is the next stage. This is usually around the one year mark and also a great session to do a cake smashing or something special to celebrate their first brithday. And to make beautiful birthday invitations!