Beach Family Portraits: Sunset at Wanda Beach


  About two years ago I photographed some beach family portraits for Rebecca’s sister at Coogee Beach. This post, however, is about Rebecca’s family, down at Wanda Beach near Cronulla. We met late in the day on what was a bit of a sketchy, cloudy day. I had my doubts that we’d even go ahead due to the weather, but it finally came good for their beach family portrait session, and we got some amazing light for the shoot. The first image above is Rebecca’s Read More

Family Portraits: Centennial Park with crazy kids


  A few years back we first met Nita and Damien’s family, and shot some great family portraits at Coogee Beach with their son when he was about a year old. I recently had the chance to catch up with them at Centennial Park for some updated family portraits with their one-year-old daughter! I could honestly say this was one of my most fun shoots in ages. Nita and Damien have such a fantastic bent sense of humour, that we all get along brilliantly. I actually had to stop Read More

The Great Gift Certificate Re-Issue


As you might have read here, we’re leaving Sydney at the end of this year. We’re packing up, travelling Australia for 18 months, and quite possibly not returning to Sydney to live. In light of this, I’ve decided to re-issue all of our previous gift certificates, to give all of you the best opportunity possible to have me photograph some family portraits for you before we leave Sydney! So what exactly does this mean? It means that if you’ve ever received a gift certificate from us, Read More

10th Birthday Giveaways – The Wrap-Up: Two For One


Well, I’d love to say that the 10th Birthday Giveaway went exactly as planned, but unfortunately it’s been a LOT more “interesting” than I expected! While we are still celebrating our 10th Birthday for the rest of the year in a couple of ways, I want to wrap up this giveaway series of posts so together we can move on to other exciting stories and adventures. As such, this is the last post about Giveaways, and we’ve put the last two together, so you get a double-whammy giveaway! Here’s the Read More

Rilien’s Second Operation on his Toes


  Some of you may remember Rilien had an operation on his funky big toes at about 10 months old. The documentary posts are here (part 1) and here (part 2). I just re-visited them myself, and I’m so grateful I shot those images of our little guy during the process of his first surgery. Now it’s almost 3 years later, and it’s time for Rilien to have another operation on his toes. They’re much smaller and better than they were before his first operation, Read More

We bought a bus!


  On Monday 16th June, 2014, to be precise. It’s big, it’s loud, it’s (mostly) rust-free, and it is the PERFECT vehicle to take our family on the road for our 18 month bus around Australia adventure. For those interested in the technical details: It’s a 1987 Mercedes 1621 Coach with a Denning body, in a fetching green and cream exterior, with (see below) an extraordinary brown and orange patterned interior. It’s 11 metres long, designed to seat 49 passengers, and has a 210hp diesel engine. Read More

Family Portraits: Sporty Kids at Centennial Park


Liz wanted her family portraits to be taken in Centennial Park. I met her for the first time when I turned up to meet her at the start of the shoot, which is what usually happens. We often speak once or twice with each family before the shoot, but the first in-person meeting is at the shoot. Liz’s kids each brought their own favourite sporting gear – a cricket bat, and a soccer ball – which is pretty unusual for my family portraits, although cool Read More

Family Challenge Week 7


Have you been having fun with our family challenges? Here in Sydney, we’ve been having magnificent weather so it’s been great for doing loads of family activities outdoors. Make Music With The Kids With that said, our challenge for last week was to make some music – any sort of music – with your family. I’m the muso in our family and I absolutely LOVED this challenge. It reminded me of when I used to play drums in a few bands, and was fortunate enough to do Read More

10th Birthday Week 8 – More Fundraisers!


A few weeks ago, we announced a 10th Birthday Giveaway which involved giving 10 Primary or Secondary schools a fundraising package valued at $4000 each. We had such an amazing response to those gifts, that we’ve decided to do the same thing – but shift the focus a little. This week, for our 10th Birthday giveaway, we’re offering another 10 x $4000 fundraisers, but this time to local SPORTS CLUBS!   How to get a fundraiser package Simply comment on this post with the name of Read More

Updated Family Portraits at Centennial Park


A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I met with Michelle and her family for some family portraits at Coogee Beach. Her kids were going into Kindergarten and Year 4 at school, and the shoot was great fun. Michelle and I kept in touch on and off over the years, even training at the same gym in Randwick for a while. While unfortunately Michelle’s first marriage didn’t work out, fast forward a few years, and she is now uttery blissed out and happy again with a Read More