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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.
Because it's Sharna + John's wedding weekend, I thought it was time I put some of their engagement session photos up.
Now, I'm not normally into over-the-top silhouette photos in a big way, but I was completely suckered in by the amazing location & the powerful presence of "Red", Sharna's very handsome horse - so please forgive me for being so frivolous!
My last wedding couple for 2011! See you this weekend Sharna + John!
The day before Jess & Mark were due to tie the know, we had torrential rain - flooding! And the morning of their big day was also iffy with frequent showers passing through.
But something changed - one minute we wondering about cover from the rain. The next minute the sun shone & the I even wondered if I should have brought along the sunscreen!
Jess & Mark wanted a low-key wedding surrounded by an intimate group of family & friends (which included loads of kids!) so Eyre Park was the perfect setting for this beautiful wedding. The kids ran wild in the sunshine! Such a a happy day.
With their wedding just around the corner, we managed to sneak in an engagement session last week with Elizabeth + Fabian. The plan was to meet at the Wind Farm, because this was where Fabian popped the big question to Elizabeth.
But alas, 45 km/hr winds made that an unwise decision. So, here's "Plan B".
For as long as I can remember, I've been taking photos. I got my first camera - an instamatic - as a kid and was mesmerised by my first prints (of my pony, Prince). Back then, we'd drop the film off at the chemist in the neighbouring town 50 kms away in the south of Western Australia. My parents would take me to pick it up a week later. Oh, the anticipation!
Later at boarding school, I cut my teeth on an SLR and I spent time in the darkroom with the school photography club and collecting photos for the school magazine.
In my teens, I fell into an unofficial role of "documentary photographer" recording lifes of friends at uni and later, throughout our twenties. But while I continued to take pleasure in photography at social events and as I travelled the world, I'd never considered it as a career.
With the birth of our first child, I realised there's rarely a moment not worth photographing. I've been a "mumma-ratzi" prowling on my gorgeous kids & their friends for those magic moments all of their little lives. (You'll get to know some of them through this blog.).
Getting my first digital SLR camera was the catalyst to really letting my hair down. And the decision to follow a career path in this field, after 20 years in marketing, was a natural progression.
I passionately believe this is what I am meant to do.