Thursday, July 28, 2011

the wedding of shane and amanda

Amanda and Shane didnt stop smiling all day, they have big hearts and lots of love. There is always a bit of stress leading up to any wedding day, but on the day they just relaxed and enjoyed every minute, including watching a very pregnant photographer climb into a rather large truck to take the group photo. But i got to honk the air horn, so that was a bonus i dont usually get at a wedding!

I just managed to get this wedding in before Jade was born, I had always planned to take is easy on the day ( i had someone help me out, which i dont usually do ) but I actually went into labour the following night! The newlyweds have been sooooo patient waiting for me to edit their images.

Ceremony : St Peters Chapel
Reception : RSL Cub

Monday, July 25, 2011

my maternity session

I figured since Jade is ten weeks old today, it was way past time to blog my maternity session. The very talented Briony of Hardinge Photography took the images, and had to put up with me as a photo subject. I am VERY hard to photograph! She did an amazing job with what little i gave her to work with! The bottom one is my absolute favourite. When i look at these i now see why people kept looking at me funny when i was working - i was huge, but still had about six weeks till my due date. Ten days after this was taken Jade was born. No wonder i was tired!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

riley { a location session }

Riley is a spunk muffin. Shy but cheeky at the same time, and those big brown eyes!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

maternity leave

just a reminder that the studio is still closed for maternity leave
i am typing this one handed while the baby sleeps in the other
she is refusing to sleep in the cot today
i guess that means i get extra cuddles
but will get absolutely nothing done
and because every post needs a picture here is a sneak peek of tomorrows pretty blog post

olivia { three months old }

anastasia { a location session }

Beautiful light, a gorgeous girl and some seriously pretty outfits!

This was the second time i photographed Anastasia, the first time she was quite serious, this time she giggled and smiled and clapped and seemed to really enjoy her photo session.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

jade { six weeks old }

Just to prove that even my baby will crack a tanty during a photo session! The first time i tried to do a shoot for jades six week session she vomited, then pooed all over me, the bed and my bedoom floor, and then promptly peed on me too. Then she cracked a big tantrum and demanded to be fed.
So the only shot i got of her is this one.

But i do like the fabric in the background with that blue wrap so i might have to try that one again when she is in a better mood!

I had another go the next day and got better results. I was mostly playing with some new headbands to see what they looked like so didnt get a lot of different shots. Being six weeks old she is way past the age for newborn sessions, but she did sleep for me for a bit.

The middle flower clip is from 7lilgirls ( i have a few from there! ), the top one is from Diva and i made the bottom one.

Monday, July 18, 2011

danielle { waiting for baby }

Since this session this wonderful family has welcomed little Harrison into the world, who i had the pleasure of photographing. Honestly, i could photograph them all day long, especially Sophie, who was in love with a horse that just happened to be stabled in my studio the day of their session.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

display idea

Love the idea of a bench under a gallery of pix, great for a hallway or entry
Image from The Estate of Things Flickr Page

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

charli { ten days old }

Miss Charli is the little sister of the delightful Sophia who was not having her photo taken at this session, despite begging and pleading from me.