Father and Son

With Tom about to start school next year, his grandmother,Rosemary, decided to commission us for a portrait session of Tom with his father John (a well-known potter with a great little gallery in Chillingham) to mark this transition in their lives.
As it turned out, Tom had just received his new school uniform on the day that we were to photograph them and he was very reluctant to take it off! The chooks are a big part of Tom’s life - even sitting on his lap to watch TV!
The family were really happy with the photos; Rosemary’s only complaint was that it was hard to choose which she liked best for prints. We also did a slideshow (part of our portrait shoot packages) that came together really well. We’ll try to put a version of it up soon.









A new person in the family

Wednesday saw the slow entrance of little Ethan Riley into the world and into our lives. Well done Melissa and Ashleigh! As the proud grandparents we had a short time to get to meet him yesterday and the opportunity to take our first photos of him. We are looking forward to our next photo session with them (as well as a lifetime of the happiness of knowing him).





North Coast wedding for Edwina and Blake

Edwina and Blake’s long connections to the Byron - Mullumbimby hinterland drew them up from Sydney together with their friends and families to hold and celebrate their wedding at the Kohinur Hall in Main Arm. It was an immense pleasure to be part of such a beautiful day, capturing the love that seemed to be flowing in every direction as well as the great party atmosphere - set to a fantastic soundtrack. Their guests also got a kick out of the Nimbin Magic Bus which picked them up in Byron and took them on a magical mystery tour up the winding Main Arm Road. Here are some of our favourites from the day!



























Jamie dancing in the light

Last Wednesday was another rainy day, but in the shelter of Origin Arts Dance Studio we had a great dance and photography session with Jamie Bell. Although her dance style has changed over the years, she hasn’t forgotten how to leap, and was the perfect model and performer for what we were aiming for. It was a great chance to utilize some flash and light modification techniques that we have been exploring. We hope you enjoy the results!



















Amber

Amber is about to say goodbye to her friends and family and the Northern Rivers as she heads off to the Caribbean to work at an exclusive health resort. She just had time to come and do a portrait shoot with us before she leaves. Amber has a calm and wise soul and a beautiful face to match. We had a lovely time capturing her in natural light and a variety of off-camera flash combinations. A few days later we were able to meet her lovely mother and take a few photos of the two of them - not long before the big departure. We wish her all the very best!









Rhyla's first birthday

Just a few days before Rhyla’s first birthday, we had the pleasure of photographing her and her parents. Erin and Dave, at their breathtaking property, below the Springbrook Range, in the Gold Coast Hinterland. We used Rhyla’s favourite places as our outdoor studios, that is the beautiful creek that flows through Natural Bridge and the family’s organic garden.
Rhyla seemed to lap up the attention and left the camera shyness to Dave (we got some great ones of him too though). Once again through our photography, we had the privilege to meet some genuinely lovely people and to see yet another stunning part of our country.











A girl and her horse

Amy was keen to have some photos with her pony, Beacon, who she’s been riding since she was 11. This was a great opportunity to get some images that we’d had in mind for a while, including capturing them in motion:





Amy has a lovely youthful spirit (despite being all of 25) and a bit of an elvish look, so we also had fun with her fairy wings and put her up a tree!



Also used the flash to capture something different down by the creek. Amy is a hairdresser, working at Uki and Brunswick Heads and did a great job doing her own hair and makeup as well as modelling.

A country wedding

The other major highlight in May was the wedding of Melissa and Ashleigh Cruden at the Little Brown Church at Jimboomba. The light in the church set a wonderfully romantic atmosphere and its size made it a very intimate event. We then moved to a racing stable at Biddadabba for photos with the horses and the lovely afternoon light - such a wonderful arrangement after the wet and grey morning and very fitting as they met while working at a racing stable. We wish them years of joy together!



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I love photographing babies!!

The past few weeks we had two great photo sessions with babies and their loving families.
The first was with Jessie who was about 9 days old. I just love that slightly other-worldly newborn look as well as watching all the interactions. Here are a few images that aren’t on our main website.







The next week we met up with Renae who we had photographed at two stages of her pregnancy with Lohwana. This gorgeous active little bundle is now 6 months old and already quite at home in front of the camera (well Mum was a model). After a couple of hours of fun, Lohwana had a brief nap and we were able to catch our favourite image of the day: the black and white shown below. Some more images are on our main site.



A wedding below Mount Warning

Last month, we had the special pleasure of photographing Cara and Josh’s joyful and love-filled wedding held on Mount Warning Road (near to the place where Josh proposed.) There were so many special elements to this wedding: the orange fairy flower-girls, the smudging ceremony, the warming of the rings, the white horses... so we have put in some of our favourite pictures here that aren’t on the main website.





















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