Friday, December 30, 2011

display ideas

Big prints rock.

And for the second image... i find it rather unusual, but the idea works.

Monday, December 26, 2011

display ideas

The holidays are in full swing so i have set some posts to pop up while Im getting all relaxed for next year. Now that you all have your beautiful prints that Santa gave you, its time to think about how to get it all up on the walls and looking pretty. I always have the best intentions of doing mini makeovers on my house, studio and props over the holiday break, but often i am too busy doing absolutely nothing.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

merry christmas

Jade in her christmas dress that her Nana got for her. 

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

time for a holiday

Thats all folks! I have one ordering session and a pick up this afternoon and I am done. Stick a fork in me.

The Rocket Ranch is now closed till the 23rd of January 2012.
( Except for all the work that i have to do to finish off the new price lists, update the website, paint the studio floor, tidy all the props, paint a couple of chairs, get some new sessions organised and edit two weddings and half a dozen portrait sessions, i should be able to find a bit of spare time to take some photos of Jade! )

( And note to self : the gumball machine looks much better when filled with gumballs, and you really need to return it to its rightful owner one day. )

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

need a portrait session?

If you are on my waiting list you should have received an email with some detail in it about booking a session for 2012. If you havent received one, and you think you should have, then please email me  ( skye (at ) You need to put the @ symbol in there but my tech guy says not to type it properly in the blog cause i will get spammed. So take that spammers! )

Sooo.. next year. Wow. Seemed so far away and now its just around the corner. I am still ironing the wrinkly bits out of the new price list and making it pretty. New things are in store! More details to come soon.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

cheyenne { sweet like apple juice }

This was supposed to be a half session, as the previous session got interrupted. But I had a new prop and i wanted to use it bad. So the car got loaded up and off i went with a baby, my camera and a cart load of apples. And i love the results.

My lovely fiancee made the stand for me, and i just painted it white so i could use it for lots of different things. A lemonade stand, with boys in denim shorts and straw hats, or a cake stall, or a dolly hospital? So many things I can do with this!

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

cut off date is soon!

Ok, who hasnt placed their order yet? The cut off date is this thursday the 8th of December. Just a heads up too, there will be a price rise next year.

I did try and post a cute pic with this too, but its late and it didnt work and im going to bed.

jake { cake smash }

Jake is one of my "first years" ( Babies i get to photograph and cuddle and play games with over the first year of their life ). I get berry attached to these babies, and its always bitter sweet when they turn one.

rose + archie + tessa + elsie

Fabulous four in the studio. See the second group shot? A tongue poking out, someone jumping - how i managed to catch it with her feet in the air i will never know. I would love to say i did it on purpose, but in reality it was a total fluke. Maybe i shouldnt tell you that? One of these four had to go home and have a nap and come back for a reshoot. Can you guess which one?

Monday, December 05, 2011

jade { twenty seven weeks old }

I honestly dont know how these little bloomers from Oobi ended up in my props box. They have apples on them. Notice a theme here lately?

lucy { six months old }

 Hello cutie pie! Thanks for coming to visit my studio and being so sweet.

Friday, December 02, 2011

next years waiting list

I am pretty close to booking you all in for next year! It looks like the shoot days will be mostly Mondays and Tuesdays in 2012. The emails should get sent out to you all the week starting the 19th of December. I just have to get all these Christmas orders done first then put the finishing touches on the price lists for next year.

 Speaking of which, the cut off for ordering is next Thursday the 8th. I will be away the Friday the 9th and the ordes will get processed first thing Monday morning. This will be the final order for this year and all orders placed next year will be on the new price list.

della { almost two years old }

Its funny how things work out sometimes. We were pretty much at the end of the shoot when Della spotted a basket of apples in the studio, leftover from another shoot. Have you tried to tell a two year old that they cant eat an apple because its a photo prop? So she ate an apple and I took photos, and we played apple bowling and I took more photos, and then there was some more apple tasting. And they ended up being some of my favourites from the session.