About this blog...

***** THIS BLOG HAS BEEN REPLACED IN 2012 ***** If you've come aross this blog site by accident, pop over to www.krystaguille.com for my current one *****

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.


Sep 30, 2011

Yarning together... {commercial}

Just had some books dropped off - they are the final product from a shoot I did with four families a while ago for Great Southern Aboriginal Health Service. 

The books tell the importance of talking to babies from birth & show the whole family's role.  Its nice to have been involved in such an important project.

Sep 29, 2011

Fireworks... {event}

What do you get when you put nearly 100 talented, passionate, hard-working, motivated women in a room together for a day?  


This was the fourth year that the 2011 Albany and Great Southern Women’s Leadership Forum delivered an outstanding day of learning from inspirational leaders in their field. 

This year’s line-up of speakers included:
Barb deCorti - Founder and CEO of ENJO Australia
Kate Lamont - Restauranteur, Vigneron, Chair Tourism WA
Julie Meek - Dietitian & Performance Specialist
Cate Kodo Juno – Ordained Buddhist Priest
Caroline Robinson – RIRDC 2011 Australian Rural Woman of the Year
Natasha Di Ciano – Founder and Managing Director – Egami Style 

Hosted by the Albany Chamber of Commerce, Great Southern Small Business Centre and Great Southern Women, not only did we hear wise words from six successful women, we networked with like-minded business women from Albany and around the region (oh, and ate Kooka's delicious fare all day long!).  We also did a lot of admiring ... of Barb's shoes, Kate's pearls, Natasha's style etc... well we are women, after all!

As a proud sponsor of this valuable event, I'd like to share some moments below.  Thanks also to the other sponsors; Mt Romance, Chimes, Skywest, The Rocks Albany, Albany Party Hire, Land Rover and Westpac for making the day such a success.

Barb deCorti, ENJO, and her shoes
Kate Lamont & fans!
Julie Meek  - we loved her opinion on chocolate
Julie's activity had us all confused!
Cate Kodo Juno teaching us "The One Minute Meditation"
Caroline Robinson - RIRDC 2011 Rural Woman of the Year
Natasha Di Ciano (centre) spoke about personal image and professional positioning
What a successful, inspirational bunch!
In case you missed them...

Now, this song is embedded in my brain because my daughter plays in ENDLESSLY but it really as appropriate for the slideshow - thanks to Jodie for the suggestion. 

Sep 14, 2011

West Cape Howe Winery... {corporate}

Had a fun day yesterday with the crew out at West Cape Howe winery, Mt Barker.  

The winery is updating their website for the tourism market & they needed some "people pics" to complement the images they already have of the winery & vineyard.  

By "people pics", I really mean people AND dogs, of course, because what sort of self-respecting winery doesn't have a dog... or THREE in this case (although only one was up for the photo shoot - others preferred to remain anonymous - you'll have to visit the winery yourself to meet them.)

Sep 12, 2011

Emerge 2011... {event}

Emerge 2011 was held on the weekend at the Albany Boat Shed.

A French Provincial Inspired Long Table Dinner, this YUMMO event celebrated spring in the Great Southern with amazing canapes, dinner & dessert (HEAVEN!) featuring local market produce and of course matched with local wines. 

The four identities behind this fab night were  Jodie "Champion Chef" Sounness of Albany Party Hire, local celebrity culinary artist, Daniel Sharp and the talented duo from Terroir and TableJanette Poupel and the highly esteemed Chef Xavier Poupel.

If you missed out this year, don't let it happen again in 2012.

Sep 9, 2011

Rosalba + Jason, Albany {engagement}

I'm always curious about the reasons why a couple chooses Albany to be their wedding destination. Over half of my Albany wedding bookings this coming season are for couples living away from our City.  Often its because Albany is the hometown of the bride or groom.  But increasingly, Albany is being chosen as a wedding destination because it really is a beautiful City, with stunning heritage precincts, breathtaking beaches & national parks, and world-class services & venues such as Maitraya, where Rosalba & Jason will be married in November.  

Jason thinks his fiance just threw a dart at a map to came up with Albany by chance.  But Rosalba doesn't strike me a someone who makes decisions on a whim!  There's no doubt their out-of-town guests will be blown away by the setting of their wedding.  How could they not be?

Thanks for choosing Albany...

Sep 7, 2011

Bron + Matt, Middleton Beach, Albany {engagement}

Bron and Matt's wedding will be my first for the 2011-12 season, and I'm soooo looking forward to it after we finally got to meet in person on the weekend.  Our last attempt, a few months ago, was a complete winter-wash-out, so I was a little worried as I watched the rain-clouds roll in over Middleton Beach again on Saturday afternoon.

But we timed it perfectly!!  We did the dash down to the beach in between showers and, truly, it couldn't have been a more perfect afternoon.  

And to top it off, Matt & Bron are just as gorgeous as I had imagined from our long-distance communications over the last year as we made plans for their big day in Denmark.  They plan to be married in Denmark's St Leonard's Anglican Church, and then on to the stunning views of the Southern End Function Centre. 

The count down begins!