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.


Jan 29, 2012

Sneak peek; Summery Love in Margaret River... {Engagement}

I'm still officially on holidays but managed to sneak in an engagement session with Lou & Rob yesterday in Margaret River at Xanadu Winery where they will be married in March.  We had been scorched all week with near 40 degree heat so this fresh summer breeze was a treat. Perfect!

I look forward to seeing all of the images on my "Big Mac" when I get home.... but here's a quickie.

Jan 20, 2012

Ella-Rae for Kids... {commercial}

You may have seen some other photos I've taken for previous versions of Ella Rae Designs.  Ella Rae produces a range of wool for hand-knitting which is extremely popular in America (where they call it "yarn").   I'm often called on to take photos for their publications which are full of easy-to-read knitting patterns to compliment the wool.   

And the best thing about it?  Its all designed here in Albany!

Today I took these ones for an up-coming children's knits pattern-book.  Make sure you check out the "blooper" pics at the bottom when Abby, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, wondered onto the set.  Fortunately our little model, Miss Katie, was slightly surprised but not at all worried about the dog which was just as big as she is!

Jan 19, 2012

Its in the details... {wedding}

Lucy and Nic's wedding reception at Carlyles was Oh so stylish! I thought I'd share these little details with you.

Sneak peek; two little famer boys... {family portraits}

Two every active little boys  - well done to their Mum & Dad for thinking to bring along the cart which helped to keep them in one place for more than two seconds.  Very cute!

Jan 17, 2012

Bianca + Stefan, Albany Wind Farm... {engagement}

Not all photographers offer engagement sessions as part of every wedding collection. 

But I do.  

And it's really more for my own benefit than for the client's (although my couples tell me that once they get over the initial dread of my camera, it is a special snapshot in time for them too).  It gives me the perfect opportunity to get to know the couple alone, privately, before the craziness of the wedding day kicks in.  And it gives me the chance to soak in the bliss & happiness of two people, like Bianca + Stef, madly in love.

The first thing every couple says to me is "I hate having my photo taken".  Well, join the club.

But, it is so worth it when you look back at this very significant time in your life, before things got busy with the mundane every day demands of work and other commitments ... (& maybe even  of a young family??).  

I love making photos of people in love.

There's more in the slideshow...

Jan 14, 2012

Sneak peek; Lucy + Nic... {wedding}

I am completely buzzing after a fantastic wedding shoot for Nic & Lucy!! Oh so stylish! Without giving too much away, here's a teaser.

Jan 11, 2012

Dayna + Phil ... {engagement}

If this engagement session is anything to go by, I CAN'T WAIT for Dayna + Phil's wedding - and its not just the because its going to be in Broome (wahoo!).

Its because this was one of the most fun shoots ever!

Can you tell?

And there's more in the slideshow...

Colours of the South West ... {personal}

If you're in Albany over the summer months, make sure you pop into the Emu Point Cafe for at look my brother,  Ben Reynolds's exhibition of landscape photographs. My favourite is the vineyard one.

Jan 10, 2012

Elizabeth + Fabian, sneak peek - part 2 {wedding}

Well, it seems Mr Hardey's fan-club wants to see more of him, so, here he is with his mischievous brother / groomsman.

Jan 9, 2012

Elizabeth + Fabian, sneak peek {wedding}

The new "Mrs Hardey" has a serious fan-club!

I have had lots of requests for this sneak peek from Saturday's wedding. Here she is!

Jan 6, 2012

Kylie + Russ, 20 November 2011 {wedding}

I have already posted a little bit about this wedding - I couldn't wait to tell you about my first "first-look".  But here's the rest of the story of Kylie and Russ's beautiful day at The Forts. 

Kylie is a "detail girl" - so much work went into making their day perfect. She had thought of EVERYTHING - even down to the love-heart stickers on the soles of her shoes!  

But the beautiful thing was about their day was that both of them were so relaxed and radiantly happy.  They truly made me feel like it was the best day of their life (except, of course, for the day that their very cute little Lincoln arrived!)  Can you see that in the photos?
Oh, and how much fun was it to fire of the cannon! I think my ears are still ringing!