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

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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

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  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!

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  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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

10th Birthday Week 7 – Final Digital Negatives Sale

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Welcome to Week 7 (ish) of our 10-week 10th Birthday celebration. I say Week 6 ish, because a few unexpected family things, public holidays, and gremlins have made it run a fair bit longer than we planned! Since we’re packing up at the end of this year, to travel Australia, we’ve decided that for Week 7 of our 10th Birthday Celebration, that we’d open up our archives for the entire rest of the year. This gives you the chance to buy the digital negatives from all of your Read More

Pregnancy Portraits: Strength and Courage

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A few months back I met an amazing woman, who wanted me to take some pregnancy portraits of her. She was in her third trimester, but explained that she wanted to have the shoot done around a month earlier than I normally suggest. We met around the 32 week-mark, instead of the usual 36-37 weeks. During the conversation, my client explained that she was being treated for breast cancer as well as being pregnant. I captured a range of beautiful pregnancy portraits for her, celebrating this time in her Read More

10 Week Family Challenge Week 6

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We are so loving getting everyone involved in these family challenges. We hope you all had a wonderful weekend of family time celebrating Mother’s Day.   Cook With The Kids So our family challenge for week 5 was to Cook With The Kids. What was it that you made? Breakfast, a cake, a special dinner? Bel got help from Indrani to make one of the families favourite meals – spaghetti bolognaise. Never one to miss the chance of including extra vegetables, Bel’s bolognaise sauce is actually Read More