Monthly Archives: January 2012

On Sunday early in the evening I headed down to Bradleys head and photographed a sweet, adorable little girl and her doting mum.
They both had a lovely time chasing each other, singing songs and having lots of cuddles. They have such a strong bond with eachother and i was so pleased to capture these special moments for them to keep and remember always.

The backdrop for their shoot was just stunning and although it had been threatening to rain on and off all day, the weather did behave for us and the light was just incredible!

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We have had a very busy but very lovely Christmas in our household this year. For the last six weeks we have been playing host to my in-laws who have come to see us all the way from good ol’ Blighty.

Over New years we decided to take a trip to Tasmania. As soon as we arrived i was hit by a sudden pang of nostalgia. I could not believe how similar this place was to England. The rolling hills, bails of hay, cows and sheep grazing in the paddocks, fields filled with hay that reached up to your waist….it was just stunning… my little piece of England with a better climate!

We had a fantastic fun filled week together visiting lots of beautiful places. I was also very pleased to have ticked something of my ‘bucket’ list. For a long time now i have wanted to visit and take photos of a lavender field. Well, on this trip i found one and i wasn’t disappointed! To see such a wide expanse of  purple beauty just filled me with joy! We went just at the right time of the year too which was lucky. The fields were in full bloom and were due to be harvested any day… If you ever find yourself in Tassie then you should go check it out. 

Apart from the lavender field, another holiday highlight was trekking through ‘Cradle Mountain’. Well when i say ‘trek’, i mean more of a ‘dawdle’. In fact i dawdelled for an hour, walked a total of three kilometres and then bused it the rest of the way (i’m really not a walker!!) but nonetheless i saw heaps of amazing scenery. Just as we had almost finished our ‘trek’  to my utter excitement i found an old house nestled in the mountainside! It was just magical . Tasmania boasts a lots of old rustic farmhouses and i had been searching all week to find the perfect one to photograph. As soon as i saw this charming house i knew i had found ‘the one’! *Squeal!!*

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A happy new year to you all! I hope you had a fabulous Christmas.

Mine has been very busy. Fantastic, but busy- hence the lack of posts! I have recently got back from a trip to Tasmania….blog post to follow later this week!

Meanwhile i thought i would leave you with this lovely little post. I was very lucky recently to help second shoot a wedding with the gorgeous and talented Amy Oliver.

Ari and Martina’s wedding was held at Martina’s (late) grandmothers farm, a five hour drive from Melbourne. It was a breathtakingly beautiful wedding and i had an absolute ball helping to photograph it.

Ari and Martina have such an amazing connection with each other- you could really see how in love they both were.

This gorgeous wedding was so personal to the bride and groom and the attention to detail was incredible;- beautiful vases of hand picked flowers hanging from the trees,antique furniture dotted around the farm featuring old framed wedding photos from their families past generations…  Friends and family spit roasted lamb for the guests to eat and all of the desserts were homemade and looked mouth-wateringly delicious!

Martina arrived at the ceremony in Ari’s first ever car that they had revamped just for the big day. One of the nicest touches was  a bottle of  olive oil for each guest (and even one for me!) which was made by the bride and groom themselves! It was divine!

Here are some of my favourite shots from the day…

Thanks Amy for asking me along to help, i had such a fabulous time  and was so pleased to be part of such a wonderful celebration.

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