Monday, April 30, 2012

Autumn Leaves- Yarra Valley

I had the fantastic experience of doing a shoot at Yering Station.  The location and the surrounding valleys are just fantastic, especially with the autumn leaves colouring the landscape with warm, rich colours.

 

 

I just adored this sculpture!

The ride home was through all this gorgeous countryside.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Beach Sunset

I had the wonderful honour of sharing Jacqueline and Jarrod’s wedding day with them in Sorrento.  Everything about the day was absolutely perfect!

It is easy to see why Jarrod could not keep his eyes off his beautiful bride.

And the girls made me realise I better go see Bridesmaids (the movie)!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Climb Every Mountain (MND and ALS)

I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph a charity fundraiser for motor neurone disease, organised by Elizabeth Jones in memory of her husband Eric.  It was a magnificent night!

Liz, her family and friends all worked extremely hard to make the night a success.

  

         
      

Frankie Stevens was a wonderful MC and entertainer on the night. (MySpace page)

You can read more about this wonderfully brave wife and mother: http://cranbourne-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/battle-against-ms-and-cancer-pays-off-for-cranbourne-woman/

If you are interested in donating, you are welcome to do so on the website: http://www.everydayhero.com.au/Climb_Every_Mountain

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Feet

Kids really do funny things with their feet!  Finally caught my youngest on camera.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Zoo trip

We had family visiting recently and, as you do, took them around to see some of the sights.  One of our favourite places to go is Melbourne Zoo. 

We somehow never make it through the whole place in one day, but we get to see something new every time.  The kids loved the section with all the snakes and lizards!

My favourite is always the butterfly house.  It is the coolest thing ever to have butterflies land on you!

 

We discovered a part of the ocean section we had not been to before. 

It really was a day full of adventure!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sorrento and wet kids

Out location scouting, we spent the day at a beach in  Sorrento.  The kids had an absolute ball! They were so excited to be going to the sea, they did not fight at all on the long trip there.  Hubby dearest decided that the kids should not swim, since two of them had the sniffles… I packed spare clothes and towels and blankets.  They were soaked by the time we left!

 

The sandstone rocks were filled with caves that the kids loved to explore.  I love discovering the little details the stone hides.

Cold, wet and covered with sand, the kids were still all smiles.

It really was a beautiful day!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Guinea pigs

I really wanted to get the kids a dog for Christmas, but our rental agreement did not allow it, so they settled for some guinea pigs.  This was quite a new experience for us, since we have only had dogs and hamsters in the past.  The kids absolutely adore their new pets!  They are really sweet and seem to try to communicate by ‘chirping’ when they want attention.

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As it turned out, one of the females we bought, was pregnant.  Now we have three little baby guinea pigs in the house, but they will have to find new homes.  Until then, the kids are having a great time playing with them.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Working with a tripod

Things are finally calming down and getting back into routine.  One of my recent assignments has been to take a photo at night (with a tripod) that had more than one light source, take a photo in studio and then merge them.  Tricker than it sounds!  I am still playing around, but this is one of the attempts so far.

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These are the two original images.  My boys have become very handy assistants!

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