About this blog...

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One lazy day in 2009, I decided to embark on a photo-a-day-for-a-year challenge. I set myself a goal to upload a different photo every day - some are of my gorgeous clients, some are of my ever obliging family and friends.

Well, I reached the end of the challenge year, and while I didn't quite succeed at a photo-a-day, this blog became part of my weekly routine.

And so I continue...at a new location.


May 31, 2011

Ports WA Conference '11 {event}

Albany hosted the 25th Biennial Ports WA Conference at the Albany Entertainment Centre on the foreshore of Princess Royal Harbour from 11 to 13 May.

But it was the amazing social events held at various habour venues that were the "talk of the town".  These major productions hosted by the Albany Port Authority and coordinated by Ellen Milne along with the creative duo of SMASH Creation, were on a level I've never before seen in Albany. In fact, veral conference attendees commented that it was of international standard!

Lets hope this is a sign of things to come!  Well done to everyone involved.

Very impressive!

Gillian Woods performing the most impressive "Welcome to Country" I've ever witnessed.
Mike Hyder at the entrance taking a breather before guests arrive

Yes Annette, I can see you!
Albany's Artists in Residence at the Entertainment Centre
Sam's signature flowers
One half of the dynamic SMASH duo
There's a story about these fish and their predecessors! We can all laugh about it now :}
Albany's very talented singer / songwriter Simone Keane - a mermaid's call.  Hauntingly beautiful.

Couple of friendly local faces... hi guys!

May 30, 2011

Little Miss Independent {portrait}

There was no way Miss G was going to sit still for even a second so I had my running shoes on for this portrait session.  My, what a contrast to last year when she was happily seated on a blanket in the garden.  

This year I was full speed, hanging out of the cubby-house, chasing bubbles & balancing on walls to get shots of those gorgeous big eyes.  If you want a reminder of how quickly kids grow, check out last year's portrait of the this little princess.

May 29, 2011

Albany's Biggest Morning Tea

Congratulations to the Committee of this year's very successful Biggest Morning Tea here is Albany! There are certainly a few waistlines in Albany that were given a helping hand on Thursday.

Delicious!  See for yourself in this slideshow.

May 28, 2011

Knitwear catalogue shoot {commercial}

A stunning day for a photo shoot with a brisk early start this morning. These knits were just what was needed.  Don't these little cherubs look so snuggly!

The knitware featured in this shoot are products from a knitting pattern book produced in Albany under the brand Ella Rae.  These books are very popular in America where knitting is all the rage!  Maybe you could give it a go?

May 25, 2011

Unique wedding days {wedding}

You might remember this little dude from Conny + Ian's engagement session.  He wasn't happy unless he was centre of attention.

Well, you'll be relieved to know he took centre stage at the wedding once or twice.  I was laughing until I cried when he took the page-boy on a detour before heading done the aisle! 

When I look back at this season's weddings, its the moments like these that make each wedding so special - when the personalities & the unexpected & the mishaps shape the day to make it truly unique.  Good one you Roscoe - you got there in the end!

Countdown for Coral Bay...

I'm heading North in two weeks so if you need any prints or book orders before then, can you let me know by the end of this week please. 

May 23, 2011

Dedication {wedding}

I have to say, I have the most diligent, hard-working and dedicated assistants that I call on during the wedding season to work with me during a wedding day. 

You might me recall me talking about Claire's spectacular knicker-flashing which was required to get a smile from two very tired kids in a bridal party in Bremer Bay.

Claire must have set a precedent.   Ann took it a step further - literally - walking into doggy-poop in order to get these three cool characters to crack up. All in a day's work for a second-shooter! 

Well done Ann!  I LOVE it!

May 21, 2011

Katie + Dan, 19th February 2011 {wedding}

I'm really not sure where the last four months have gone - Katie + Dan's gorgeous day seems as though it was just the other day. (I'd LOVE some of Esperance's February weather today instead of these grey days. ) It was an absoluetly stunning day in every way - just perfect for some beach 4WD-ing. 

And this was a different sort of wedding.  It started with a traditional church ceremony but then we all jumped into 4WDs & headed out along the waterline for drinks & pics on one of Esperance's magical beaches, where the sand really does squeak.  Then back in the 4WD just on sunset and on to the legendary Condignup Tavern  - decked out like we'd never seen before.

Another not-so-typical aspect of this wedding was Katie's amazing dress... I LOVED it!

See much more from this wedding in this slideshow.