Tag: families

The only rock I know

“The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.” – Lee Iacocca Most of you already know how I feel about both my own family, and the broader institution of family. It

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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

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Cloudy With A Chance of Family Portraits

  Asako and her family had driven from Avalon, up at the northern end of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, to Bronte – about an hour’s drive away in the Eastern Suburbs – for their family portraits. I was a bit worried

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Family Portraits at Sydney Park

For some reason, clouds followed me when I shot these family portraits at Sydney Park with Nicole and Jason. I photographed their wedding back in 2009, they’ve since added two lovely boys to their family. What’s even more unusual is that

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Family photos at Bondi Beach

It looked like it was going to rain. I had arrived at Bondi a little early to enjoy some time watching the surf, while I waited for Anita and her family, for their family photo shoot. We had arranged to

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In all things of nature

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvellous.” – Aristotle I never cease being floored by the quality of thinking done by humans of history. We have all struggled. We have all fought – both each other and ourselves.

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Energetic beach portraits at Maroubra

For today’s post, I want to share a story of beach portraits. But more than that, I wanted to tell you a story of finding my voice and identifying my style after almost ten years of being a professional photographer.

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Why bother getting family portraits?

It’s a great question, and I think there are four main reasons: 1) At a deep, fundamental level, we want to have mattered. We want to know that while we were here – however fleetingly – we left a mark;

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Dressing For Success

Dressing For Success. What does it really mean? And what is a Family Portrait Photography Studio doing writing about this? Read on, all will soon be revealed. Dressing For Success is quite often associated with an effort to look good

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Beach Portraits and a Little Chaos

A few months back I wrote this post about a dear friend of mine, and her bumpy road to family portraits. My friend MJ, who was the subject of that post, has a cousin whose best friend’s Mum read that

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There’s Many Ways To Say Dad.

There are many ways to say Dad. Father, Dad, Daddy, Pa, Papa, Baba, Bapa etc. In our house, there’s also Dadio, Oompapa and when the kids are being cheeky, they even say Israel knowing that Israel will of course correct

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Family Portraits Make Our House OUR HOME

The first time I spoke to Heather, it was an hour-long chat about life, Star Wars, kids, Lord of the Rings, holidays, yoga, and thrown in ever-so-briefly, a bit about having family portraits done with me. It was clear that

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Portrait Of A Family In Their Element

Jenny and her family were lucky enough to receive the gift of family portraiture from a friend. After a conversation on the phone, we agreed that it would be a great idea to photograph Jenny and her family at their

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The Truths of Family Portraits

I am eternally grateful to Nicole and her family for letting me showcase her beautiful portraits. I am writing this story as a detailed insight into the truth of what really happens on real portrait shoots with real families.   Every

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Portraits – One Year On

You see your children or your partner everyday. Obvious statement I know.  But do you really see and recognise the extent of changes that occur in one year?  From personal experience, I know I certainly don’t. Every year whilst we

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