Friday, 9 December 2011

Bubble and Bounce

Words can not describe how stoked I am with this shoot. I have to admit 6 month old bubbas and 3 year old rascals are pretty much my favourite ages to photograph. Combine that with ample soft window light, colourful blankets and some silly sidekick puppets it would have been a hard one to muck up.

Mind you, to say that young Tobey was full of beans would be the understatement of the century, and I don't think his Mum was completely convinced that I am quicker than he is. I left her praying there would be at best one good shot resulting from what strongly ressembled utter chaos.

Just guessing, but I think she'll be somewhat over the moon when she sees this.


Wednesday, 7 December 2011


You may remember Elijah's sister this time it was his turn to stand in the limelight. At the ripe old age of 20 months, it was time for Eli's portrait sitting to match the one Sammy had done when she was the same age. It was a bit of a challenge trying to achieve similar results to another photographer with a totally different style, and at the end of the day my own little bit of je ne sais quoi took over.

Although this may seem obvious, I'll say it anyway: believe it or not, every photographer is different. I really try to forge my own style not just in my photos, but in the way I conduct my shoots too. Its really important to choose a photographer who's photos you really love - and not just the cheapest or the most well-known. Photos never get thrown away, you will hold them dear forever, it is worth getting ones that you truely adore.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

A weekend well spent

This past weekend I helped out at the Special Children's Christmas Party.

It is a huge annual event that gives kids who are having a rough time a chance to sink their teeth into some christmas cheer.
 Around 1500 people attend each event. Every child goes home with a present (or three), a sugar high and a smile a mile wide.

It was an immensly fun and exhausting day, my arm was aching from holding my camera up, and my cheeks were aching from grinning too wide. I loved getting the chance to donate my skills to such a great cause, and I can't wait for next year!