It’s My Birthday!!

This is your once a year opportunity to save big on a professional portrait session.  You just need to book and pay the $130 to confirm your photography session.  Not into glamour?  What’s wrong with you girl?!  Kidding – there is no better time to have your family, pet or you and your significant other photographed.  The sessions are fun and completely informal.

If you spend $500 or more on prints or collections you will you will also receive a video of your session complete with carefully selected music and 25 re-touched stills inserted into the video.  The mini movies I produce are not a regular item, yet.  When they are you will be paying at least $1000 with a package.  So, you are essentially getting a $1000 Session Movie for free.  THIS SESSION MOVIE OFFER IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 5 BOOKINGS ONLY.  So get in quick.  Email, phone, facebook.  What are you waiting for?

Soulmate Session – Kylie & Brad

Brad and Kylie met me for the first time up in Mount Dandenong a couple of Sundays ago.  Brad asked me to pick a place close to my home as I will be hiking it north of Melbourne for their wedding in April.  We had in mind the wineries in the Yarra Yalley, but after Googling them, and stressing about a pretty location that could give us a variety of looks, I ended up asking my neighbor where we should go.  She suggested the Alfred Nicholas Memorial gardens in Sherbrooke.  Wow!!  If I had been there before I can’t remember it being so beautiful.  I knew this would be an amazing session.

And I was correct.  It didn’t take long for my models to start getting into the groove of being photographed.  Kylie was the more reserved, I thought, but with a bit of coaxing, the super model came out.  I know I feel extremely awkward and goofie being photographed and have no idea how to pose and get my “best angle”, but these two got the idea very quickly.

Despite the on again, off again showers (Melbourne weather, of course), we spent a couple of hours just enjoying the moment.  I am so excited to be part of their wedding plans.  Bring on April!!

 

 

This shot was taken about 10 minutes into the session. As you can see, they started to relax and I managed to get some really candid expressions.

 

Love this one of Kylie. The hair blowing over her face. Made me feel like a fashion photographer for a second.

 

Sweeeet!!

 

 

Super model or what?!

 

I loved this place. Every angle had something gorgeous to photograph.

 

It even had a waterfall, for goodness sakes. Perfect.

 

 

After they changed their wardrobe (in the car) they cracked open the white.

 

 

 

 

 

On the long, uphill, calf-burning walk back to the carpark, I had to do some shots in front of this humongous tree.

 

See? It is a big tree.

 

Thank you guys for letting me be part of your wedding.  It’s penciled in!

 

Soulmates Session – Bang & Chau

The definition of soulmate is “a person with whom one has a feeling of deep or natural affinity, similarity, love, intimacy, sexuality, spirituality, or compatibility” (I googled soulmate and found this in wikipedia – where else would you find important information in 2011???)  So I decided to call my engagement sessions “Soulmates Sessions”, as it aptly describes the couples who come to me for their engagement/pre-wedding photos.

And my latest couple fit right into this category.  Bang and Chau are tying the knot in January and I am so excited to share these pictures with you.  They had me laughing my pants off photographing them.  They even brought their own props; a bouquet similar to the one Chau will have on her wedding day and an old camera.  Chau was dressed in a beautiful lace dress.  A lady who was sitting outside the church watching us commented that this was a lovely quiet wedding.  Yes, she actually thought Bang and Chau were getting married there and then.  Then Chau changed into a more casual frock and we continued on around the beautiful leafy streets of Malvern East.  Just perfect. 

Bang and Chau – thank you for inviting me to share your soulmateness.  I hope your parents enjoy these too, all the way from Vietnam.

 

Soulmates Sessions – Jamie and Bec

On Saturday (Grand Final Day) I had the pleasure of meeting Bec and Jamie.  We decided we would much rather take pictures than watch the big game.  Our teams weren’t playing.  We met at True South, Black Rock, the venue for their wedding in March next year.  It was so cold, and being right on the water, the chill factor was…… well, freezing!.  Bec braved the cold in a beautiful strappy frock for the first part.  It was actually raining while we took the shots on the True South balcony. 

After some fun pictures in their “formal” gear they both changed into their casual clothes.  This time Jamie was literally chilling in a short sleeved shirt.  We crossed the road to the beach and got some great shots by the water.  There was a childrens’ playground we just had to play in too. 

 A big thank you to Tanya Harrowell, the lovely Function Manager of True South.  Despite trying to set up the function room for the Grand Final crowd she let us pretty much take pictures all over the restaurant. 

Bec and Jamie – you are truly beautiful people.  I am so honoured to share your love.  Now I cannot wait for the wedding!!!