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.
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.