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.
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.
When Nicole and Matt suggested we head to Kings Beach at Victor for their pregnancy shoot I was excited. A beach with waves! The sound of surf and really different light to what I'm used to was just what the doctor ordered. I love photographing at the beach at this time of year and a change of scenery was amazing.