Documentary photography is a fantastic alternative to a studio newborn session for a number of reasons, but how do you know if it's for you? If you feel yourself nodding along, then contact me! We can co-ordinate the absolute best time for your sitting so that everyone is at their best.
I headed to this sitting wondering what kind of landscape I'd find. Living in Adelaide means that nowhere is really that far and if you head an hour in any direction you'll find something completely different. On this day I found silvery skies over the water, a forest of trees that looked like they had pom-poms on them, a carpet of pussy willow grass and the beautiful river grasses. I felt like I couldn't do it all justice in just a few hours of shooting, but we gave it a good hot go.
When I was asked to do this shoot down at their newly built beach house, I was not expecting this. These guys have designed a Mid-Century-esque dream with stunning texture, lines and light, and I think I may have squealed a little bit. I shouldn't have been surprised, they have amazing taste and a fantastic Adelaide business selling gorgeous Mid-Century pieces.
Ava and Marley stole the show though! Marley's camera smile at the end is hilarious!
I've come out of 2016 with a renewed sense of how fleeting life is. A lot of loss (I'm still teary over Prince and George Michael...and don't get me started on the divine Alan Rickman... :( ), but a lot of beautiful moments that I'm so glad I captured on camera. My passion for creating hand crafted prints and albums for generations to enjoy is at an all time high and I'm really looking forward to bringing more homes to life with the stories of the people that live within.
You know that feeling when you move house and you get very excited about the fresh start and getting to decorate and organise everything in a new way...and then you realise you've dragged all of your clutter with you and it ends up in boxes in the spare room for two years? Yeah...that!
When I first began as a photographer I had a dream of documenting the 'everyday'. All the little moments that speed by us as parents and seem so insignificant, but in hindsight are incredibly precious. I remember staring at the baby asleep on my chest, with his perfect little sleepy rosebud mouth and wishing I had a camera in my head to capture that image. I knew, in my dazed, new mum state that the memory was most likely to disappear if I didn't try to hang onto it somehow.
The South Australian Epson Australian Institute of Professional Photography Awards were held over the weekend and I entered some of the photos from the exhibition into the Documentary category. All I hoped for was that at least one print would be awarded so that I could say that the exhibition was 'award-winning'. Well...not only did I get all four prints awarded, but I won the whole category. Thud.
...and like everyone else I'm a bit Game of Thrones obsessed :) But while everyone else is enjoying the intrigue and shocking storylines, I've been drooling over the beautiful lighting and cinematography. It's no secret that I just love this time of year, and the moodiness of Game of Thrones and it's incredible imagery is so inspiring.