A most fitting end to the year

Squeezing one more post in for 2014. Well, what a year for me and my love affair with photography. I just want to take a small moment to say thank you so much, to everyone who has shown their support for me in this endeavour. It has very much been a case of small steps…giant leaps. I am soooo looking forward to what 2015 has in store… and many many more memories to be captured and treasured.

Without further ado… over to the stars, as always, the lovely people I so enjoy creating those images for. What can be more fitting at this time of year, but a beautiful family coming together for some fun in the rose garden? Thank you once again to the Harrop Family. x

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Parklife!

Well, wasn’t this just such a fun way to spend an hour or two on a fine Saturday morning?! Thanks heaps to the very lovely Heemi family for inviting me along… 🙂

And then the waiting was over…

It has been so lovely to complete my first bump to baby story with images. Here he is… and isn’t he just delicious?! I didn’t mind at all that he took his time to settle (all the more cuddles for me) and he was such an obliging little chap once he was peacefully asleep. Mr Lamb Ears Hat has to be one of my all time favourite images. 14 days old and already breaking hearts! xxx

The Anniversary Edition

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been two years (and few days) since my little brother got married. I have been meaning to do a post with some of my all time favourite images from the day, and now seems like a very fitting moment. These bring back so many special memories for me. I am so glad I was there to share this time with you Finn and Claire, from preparations to the finis! Love to you both from the other side of the world now. Beautiful day, beautiful bride and beautiful memories. Thank you. x (22nd September 2012)

Butterfly by Night

I think maybe one of the most rewarding aspects of learning more about your craft is probably being set tasks that push your creative and technical boundaries. It’s always a bit scary stepping outside the comfort zone, but then the results can be very rewarding. I hope you get as much out of seeing my butterfly take flight at night, as I have learned through the process of capturing this image…

What makes a portrait?

Every photographer asks themselves this… Not just once, but every single time they are trying to capture the essence or the story in someone. I have to admit, perhaps in these examples I had a cheat. I happened to know my ‘subject’ very well. And yet, in taking these portraits there was still something new to capture, and a new angle to see. I love that about photographs, and I love that about people. Even those you love the best.

One for the wall

So I was inspired after revisiting my earlier macro work… My little girl has a love of seeded dandelion heads. Ever since she was old enough to toddle around outside she has been fascinated by the shape, colour and delicacy of them (even though they often meet with less than delicate handling). She has named them her ‘Sparkles’. I love that. It’s what I call them now too. And it reminds me of why I love to photograph. Like looking through the eyes of a toddler… when you look close enough, or in a different light, or at a different angle, almost everything becomes beautiful.

Sparkle for blog

P.S. Yes, I believe we really will be putting this one on the wall. :o)