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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.
In my opinion, you can't beat a good farm wedding.
Perhaps I'm a little biased - Dave and I were married on my family's farm many moons ago. In fact, there were so many moments at Clare + Travis's wedding that reminded me of my own... for started, Father Ed married us too, the same awesome group of farmers-wives arranged the flowers in the marquee and even some of the guests were the same (including my parents!). However, our wedding didn't have a bridal party of three sisters and three bothers unlike this one.
Clare is unique - she's a cow-cocky, who is not afraid to get a bit of (excuse the details) cow-poo on her Bundstones. BUT what I love about her is that under the king-gee shirt is really a princess with a shoe-fetish! You should see her shoes!
And her wedding shoes did not disappoint! Bling bling bling!
And Travis... well, I think it was the Father-of-the-Bride's speech that described him as a "man-of-substance". I really like that description.
Due to a whole lots of luck rather than good management, my "free" weekend coincided with two major sporting events in my kids lives. Soooo thrilled to have had the weekend off to enjoy them.
On Saturday, the kids got to meet (and PLAY with) Alicia Molik at the Albany Tennis Academy which was a HUGE highlight for Isobel who managed to have every item of clothing she was wearing autographed (plus her racquet, plus her Dad's hat!).
And how gorgeous is Alicia! I ask you, who looks like THAT with a nine-week old baby!?!?
On Sunday, Tom was on fire at the Albany Surf Club Championships. He came second in the board-race event (his favourite!) and third in the ocean swim - such a LONG swim for the little ones - I'd be struggling to do it!
It was one of those magical days at Middleton Beach which made us all sad that Surf Club season has come to an end.
And now I am nice and refreshed ready for the last stretch of the 2011-12 wedding season.
We were blessed with the most glorious weather this long weekend. Put that together with the amazing location that is Camp Quaranup, and you have the recipe for the wedding that Jo + Gary had dreamed of.
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.