Brrrr… Winter is here and the best thing about Winter is…
Beautiful clear skies, autumn leaves and warm woolly clothing – the perfect setting to capture some stunning photos.
30 minute session
6 images transferred digitally
Online gallery of 10 images to choose your 6 images from (more images can be purchased for $25 per file)
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Saturday June 18th 2016
Shorncliffe Beach (upper and lower Moora Park)
Session times available from 3-4:30pm
I’m usually the person behind the camera, not in front. Even with my family I always position myself with camera in hand so that I can avoid the picture itself. Why? Mainly because I have seen waaaayy too many photos of myself with half closed eyes, mouth hanging open mid-yelling-at-a-child or with three chins then anyone needs to see of themselves. Yes I am self conscious and there is a lot about myself that I pick apart when I see a photo of myself – but….
Recently I read an article about mums (and dads) making a effort to be in the pictures with their families. In the article – I’m sorry I forget the author and title – it basically highlighted a story from a young woman whose mother had passed away and she realised she had very few photos of her mother. Some from her youth but as she got older there were fewer and fewer images. I made a pact with myself that day that I would get in more photos with my family. More awkward family selfies, more asking random strangers to take our photo, more letting my husband and friends take photos with me in them rather than me taking them. And it doesn’t matter if my skin looks bad, or my hair is a mess because one day none of that is going to matter. When we look back at photos of ourselves as children and teenagers, we don’t see those flaws that were so glaringly obvious in the moment – no, time adds a hazy glow that makes everyone look amazing… except of those 90’s fashion choices – boots with scrunchie socks and patterned leggings – what were we thinking!
This year I turn 35 and although I still need to drop a few kilos and there are no ways to hide my smile lines and grey hair (except for photoshop 🙂 I got out in front of the camera the other day to do some self portraits for a photo-a-week project #dogwood52. It was awkward and embarrassing – especially when a couple walked past and I’m just sitting out in the middle of field by myself with tripod and a camera and my picnic basket smiling like an idiot. But I dare you to try it! I encourage all mums and dads to make this year the year you get out from behind the camera and get in front of it. Whether it’s with your family or some nice pictures of yourself in your favourite place – just get out and do it and enjoy the moment – laugh at yourself while you try and figure out how to fit everyone into that selfie or grin like an idiot at a camera with (hopefully) no-one else around because you are beautiful right now in this moment. And it will never be this time again and you will never look at young as you do right now 🙂
Winter is a lovely time of year in Brisbane, Australia, as long as you don’t have to get out of bed too early in the morning that is. (Winters in Townsville and North QLD are much nicer but lets not get hung up in my pining for the warm tropics). Winter afternoons have the most gorgeous glow to them and as that sun sinks down below the horizon and the warmth of the day sinks with it, it makes for a beautiful time to photograph. One of my favourite places to photograph is especially gorgeous in winter when the wetlands have dried up and the long dry grass stretches out in the sunshine.
I was very lucky that a little store in Brighton, Jolie offered to lend us some gorgeous clothing and accessories for this concept shoot. (They also have a shop in Wavell Heights or shop online – just a little plug 🙂
My model Georgia did an amazing job at both bringing these beautiful clothes and the concept to life. I hope you enjoy our little snapshot of an Aussie Winter wonderland
When I was younger and people used to tell me that this (insert age) was the time of my life. Although it often didn’t feel like it at the time. However now in my 30’s I do, reluctantly admit they were correct. And I wish I had more photos of myself from these times in my life.
Thats what our “Time of Your Life” shoots are all about. Designed for young people, particularly at pivotal moments in their life (end of primary school, end of high school, beginning or end of university- or really any time you feel ready).
I had the beautiful Alyssa come and help me out with the first of these concept shoots on Wednesday, after our first shoot was rained out. She was an absolute joy to work with and a fantastic model.
My homework assignment this week inspired me to attempt something I have always wanted to try and my gorgeous model Katie brought the whole scene to life. After some scouting around I finally found the right location at Cedar Creek in Samford. Katie answered a model call-out on our Facebook page and travelled all the way from Toowoomba and even with some trouble finding the place she was an absolute delight to work with! Thank you for your generous donation of time Katie and I hope you enjoy your photos.
Do you remember the simple joys of childhood? Of running and playing with your friends? What about believing in magic and fairies and everything amazing in the world.
I was contacted by this beautiful family to capture a very special time in their lives. The end of formal school for their son. As this young man is about to embark on a whole new adventure I popped around to their beautiful sea side home to photograph these very special moment together.
After we spent a bit of time recording the special rituals of his getting ready it was time to get some family photos.