I recently shot a wedding down at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat and afterwards I thought I'd try my hand at photographing the Milky Way while I was there. Below are some of the photos that I took on the night. I will be uploading these and some others onto my landscape photography website for purchase soon.
As Melitta and Adam will be having their wedding ceremony at Jabiru Island, Gold Coast and wanted to see what their photos would look like in a similar boardwalk setting, I met them at the Eagleby Wetlands for their engagement shoot to capture some examples of they can expect for their wedding photography. We walked along the boardwalk and I managed to capture the love that they share for each other.
Since we did the photo shoot, Melitta has printed out the photos and displayed her favourites in frames. It brings a smile to my face hearing that people love the photos that I have taken of them. I look forward to their wedding next year.
I recently had the pleasure of attending Casey and Joel's wedding as their photographer. I took photos as the groom nervously awaited his beautiful bride, then captured their ceremony in front of a gazebo in a lovely garden setting. We then took advantage of the gardens at Lloyds Restaurant and Function Centre. The bride and groom then zoomed off to the next location, where I met them and created some happy snaps with the bridal party. We finished the shoot with the bride and groom in each other's arms before they headed back to the reception where we parted ways so they could enjoy the rest of their evening alone together.
Casey and Ollie were a pleasure to photograph, as the chemistry between them was amazing! They were a very easy going couple who suggested positions and poses of their own, and were happy to do just about anything to get a great photograph. They were both naturals in front of the camera, which made them very easy to photograph.
We started out in the park at The Spit on the Gold Coast, and ended up in the water underneath the jetty there. They weren't afraid of getting their feet (as well as other parts of them) wet, and both actually ended up getting quite drenched in the end, but they didn't mind one bit. All in the name of fun. Ollie even took it upon himself to have a bit of a swim, clothes and all, while I was photographing Casey by herself, and he came back ready to shoot again, in his see-through white shirt and long wet hair. Watching Casey's face light up when she saw this was an absolute delight. Just watching them in the water together, being so romantic towards each other made me miss my younger days when I was almost as carefree as they were.
I couldn't wait to get home and start editing all the photos straight away. I am very happy with the results and would shoot with either one of them again in a heartbeat. Thank you for being part of this shoot with me and I hope you both had fun doing so.
Last weekend I attended a photography "Meetup" with 30 other attendants. We were taking photos of steel wool spinning at night time, (where you insert steel wool into a whisk and light it on fire and twirl it around, as if you're fire twirling - do not try this at home! It's very dangerous if you don't know what you're doing.) The steel wool creates sparks that fly left, right and centre, and if you're not careful you might end up with some right at your feet like I did.
After doing some quick experimenting, I found the best photos were created by leaving the shutter open for 10 seconds to create some amazing light trails. Everyone enjoyed the night and we all got some great photos out of it (as well as a couple of burns here and there). Fire-proof clothing is definitely recommended if you're going to try this. Below are some of my favourites, that I managed to capture during my time on the beach.
Those of you who have been following my blog would know that I have been on maternity leave since September last year. I am proud to announce the birth of my son Roman. Here are a few photos of him that I took while he was a newborn.
If you have been following me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you will know that I am currently taking some time off from the business for maternity leave and probably won't be posting much during this time. I decided to take a few maternity self portraits of myself, so that I would have some nice photos to remember my pregnancy by and some inspiring images to leave you with, until my return. Below are some of my favourite images. I will see you all again in 6 months time.
I recently had the pleasure of photographing my beautiful friend Chrissy and her pregnant belly. We went down to Manly to take some photos by the ocean and were almost blown away by the wind, but we soon found a nice calm spot near the marina to take some nice pics. Here are some of my favourite ones below.
Yesterday I took a wander out to Cleveland Jetty to see how it's holding up, as I was planning a landscape photography shoot in the area at high tide, in the not too distant future. I have seen SO many beautiful photos of this jetty taken by other photographers (just google "Cleveland Jetty" and you'll see what I'm talking about), and I wanted to try my hand at trying to produce a beautiful image or two of the jetty myself.
I have been to the area a couple of times now and I'm sad to say that it's not looking too healthy anymore. I know... it wasn't looking too healthy beforehand but that was part of it's charm. Back then it looked like a run down old jetty, but now there are only two boards left on the jetty and it just looks like a bunch of decrepit old poles sticking out of the sand, amongst a pile of rubbish . Its very disappointing to know that I have left it too late to take any beautiful images of the jetty and I guess I'll just have to remember what it was like through other photographer's images.