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.
KP Designs and Photography will not be taking any more portrait or wedding photography bookings until next year sometime as I'm currently pregnant and plan on going on maternity leave soon. However, I will still be selling landscape photos through my other website: www.kellypack.com.au should you wish to purchase any prints or canvases in the meantime.
Maureen and Ross recently got married in April and wanted me to take some photos of them in their wedding outfits, as well as some casual shots around their home. Here are some of my favourites from our day together.
This month I had the pleasure of photographing my friend Jacquie's wedding. It was an evening wedding (which was quite a challenge) so I took along an assistant photographer to capture the moments behind the scenes, while I was busy focussing on the bride and groom. The ceremony was held in the gazebo of the Kingston Recreational Club and the reception was inside their function room. We even got to go out onto the bowling green for some fun shots with the bridal party.
After all the photos were all taken, we went back into the reception area, where Jacquie's mother sang a beautiful song after all the speeches were done, and then it was Jacquie and Aaron's turn for a duo. Even their kids had fun singing along!
Thank you Jacquie and Aaron, for inviting me to your wedding, as both a guest and your photographer. I feel really privileged to have the honour. A big thank you also to my assistant photographer Courtney, who did a fantastic job.
I hope you enjoy looking at some of the photos from the evening below.
I am often out and about with friends taking photos of landscapes and nature to add to my ever expanding collection. We try to venture to places we haven't visited before, but sometimes end up returning to favourite spots now and then as well.
Below are some photos of the most recent trips we've taken. These and other photos can be purchased as prints or canvases on my landscape photography website: www.kellypack.com.au
I hope you enjoy looking at the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.
It was Arthur's 1st birthday and his mum Emma wanted to celebrate with a cake smash for him and his sister Estella. They chose a blue cake to match their outfits and put up bunting and balloons in the background. As soon as the cake was put down, Arthur ran over to it and put his finger through the icing and into his mouth. The smile that immediately came across his face was priceless. Soon he was shoving whole handfuls into his mouth, as he savoured the taste.
It wasn't long before Arthur's sister Estella came running over, so that she too could taste the cake that was quickly becoming quite messy all over Arthur's face. They both sat and ate most of the icing off the top of the cake, before karate chopping into the centre, to reach the sponge beneath.
A birthday kiss was given to Arthur by Estella, and then the finger painting on the floor began. The room was an absolute mess with cake everywhere by the time they had finished with it, and off to the bath they were sent. Below are some of the photos.
Little Harry has just turned 1 and his mum and dad wanted to do a cake smash for his birthday. Kate spent all day in the kitchen baking this gorgeous rainbow cake with sprinkles on top and blowing up balloons for in the background.
Despite being interested in the cake all day while she was baking it, when I arrived, Harry didn't even want to touch the cake. He cried when he got some on him, which made shooting a cake smash very difficult.
Luckily, Kate and Dean decided to get in the picture as well, and made a very big mess of each other and the floor. Even the two dogs got in on the action and managed to make Harry laugh when one of them licked his foot.
A good time was had by all, but I left feeling sorry for Kate who had to clean up the mess after I left. Here are some of the photos.
I recently had a maternity shoot with my beautiful friend Tara. We headed out to a spot that I found in Rochedale South, where there were some nice trees in the background, as I wanted her to stand out in all her glory. With only a few more weeks to go, she looked absolutely gorgeous, with her baby belly standing out proud. Congratulations Tara. I can't wait to meet the little one!