Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A lil church in St Kilda

As you may or may not know, Bec came to visit for a few days so I had to use my brain (ha ha) to think of some locations to go photo taking... there is this cute little church in St Kilda with lots and lots of ivy which I've been meaning to go to for ages, but having a visitor gave me the excuse! Turns out it's not a church anymore but someones house! It's part of a little apartment complex now... but no one seemed to care that we were there!

Emerson looking for the fishies... wish I could show you his face when he demonstrates what a fishes "says" - too cute.. cracks me up on a daily basis...

(black + white for good measure)

Since we took him a few days ago to another church in the city, he walks up to doors and says "nok nok" with his little hand... too cute.. glad no one was actually home thou.. might have been kicked out! ha ha...

With Bec in his pjs.. was very concerned about her arm... Well Bec left last night.. and Gemma here turned into a real 'mother' packing her a packed dinner... first we made two sandwiches... peanut butter & Vegemite (yes for you Americans who know, that disgusting black stuff us Aussies seem to love! ha ha) then some biscuits and cut up cheese.... two teabags, some milk in a baby food jar, measured out sugar, four dipping biscuits, an apple and three strawberries.

And cause their could have been screaming children on board, 4 panadol, a pillow, a blanket and a face washer, which could come in very handy.... Ok either I went really overboard, or I'm just too caring. LOL

She arrived home safely... and enjoyed the lunch (or so she says)

So back to work... got orders to prep, orders to package, orders to send, a coffee table book to send back as they STUFFED it up... and a baby cardi to knit...

oh oh speaking of knitting, i have prettttyyyyyyyy yarn... Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino.. in a limy/olivey green... it's SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO nice to work with, I'm loving it...
and then (and this is a funny story)

I went into an old little backpack nappy bag I have to use on Sunday, and guess what I found!?? My birthday card from my grandmother with $50 in it!!! I mean who forgets about a birthday card with money?? CRAZY!
So what did I do... SPEND IT! And of course on something she would be VERY proud of...
Two baby knit pattern books.. he he
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino 2 & the Baby knits for beginners... I found it super cheaper on EBAY from an English store, in fact less than half price what I almost paid in a yarn store... YAY!

anyway I' m sure you sick of my babbling so I'll go now :)

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Because it's Halloween, I'm having a special on the preset kits!

$us49 for all three kits! That's nearly $40 off!!!

So jump on it! :D

paypal $us49 to

with a valid email address!!

More images coming soon!!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Testing, & me...

Playing with Amanda's new actions...

And lil me.... 11 weeks...

Nothing else really to report :)

Excursions into Melbourne

Bec has invaded Melbourne! Help us all please!
Naa kidding... took a little trip into the city for some images, and to "hunt some red doors"... don't ask - we found them thou..
and no I dont have images of the doors.. but instead...

and of course an excursion would not be complete without a model:
and little Mr. I-hate-the-camera-I-refuse-to-look-at-it-or-do-what-mummy-says"!
is getting better and was quite a good little model!!

Monday, October 22, 2007


Well the trials have gone brilliantly, and now they have been released!

B+W Kit: $39 usd
Colour Kit: $25 usd
Vintage Kit: $25 usd
All Three kits: $75 usd (saving of $14!)

These kits are perfect for proofing entire photographic sessions and exposures can be tweaked to suit your photograph. Obviously they can also be individualised within photoshop for your own unique look.

To purchase simply paypal the dollar amount (USD) to indicating which set/s you are purchasing. Please include a valid email address for delivery. Purchased sets will be delivered within 48 hours, and due to the electronic nature of presets, strictly no refunds!!

See what other photographers are doing: by visiting the flickr group HERE

Presets for Camera Raw

I've been working on these for AGES, and finally it is all coming together - but good things take time!
Here's a slight preview of some of the presets that are currently being tested and will be available soon!

These have been also processed using Amanda's Texture actions - which are available here

examples of what will be coming out...
(Set includes B+w, b+w light, b+w dark, b+w blue tint, b+w brown tint, b+w warm tint, b+w high contrast, b+w dream & b+w sleeping newborn)

I will post some more examples soon! In the meantime, a new group has been set up on flickr..

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Remember When...

I found out I was getting my 5d + L series + 50mm f1.4??

Well that wasn't the only news:

We are ten weeks pregnant with a strong heartbeat! All systems go! So does that explain the need to make hundreds of cupcakes?? LOL

I'm so happy and excited (even if I'm having one of those weeks of - I feel fat & ugly LOL)
I'm going to get my hair done today - that will make me feel better!
Been a bit more nauseated this time.. In the evenings!

So like I mentioned EXTREMELY EXCITED! And have been DYING to annouce it and decided I couldn't wait any longer!
So there is my news & secret everyone!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Which of Henry VIII's wives are you?

As most people know, I'm a bit of a medieval history fan... and I found this quiz...

I put in my answers, and turns out I'm Anne of Cleves..

Anna of Cleves got the royal shaft. She came all the way to England to become the fourth wife of Henry VIII. Once married to Anna, he refused to consummate the marriage, and called her the "Flanders Mare". Talk about a burn, considering that by this time, Henry was the fattest man in England and had a rotting syphilis sore on his leg.

Anna was miffed, but she was too sensible to let it ruin her fun. She was given an annulment and a fat yearly allowance, and she threw extravagant parties and dined on delicacies for the rest of her life.

Which of Henry VIII's wives are you?
this quiz was made by Lori Fury

Saturday, October 13, 2007

A flower bush

Cause that other post was just terrible when it comes to the quality of images - I decided to post this one...Not that much better.. but we have off days (and sometimes more often than good days.)
Hoping today I'm a bit more on... I have a session for the ACOCP for a family at Werribee Mansion. It's a fairly lovely day out... so here's to hoping!
hope everyone is having a good weekend...

Football Fans are SCARY!

...Especially when their team wins the Grand Final! (and yes - ok it was two weeks ago - I'm behind) But GO MELBOURNE STORM!

And now for some slightly less "scary" images -

A terrible 'candid' one of Emerson riding a "horse"
The bro:
And my latest obsession: cupcakes.. Don't think I have the skills or product photography skills to go into business - but oh the cake mixture tastes so good!!
(yes I prefer the mixture to the final products!)

So please excuse the terrible lack of photographic skills in this post - but thought it made for an interesting post (not).

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Hmm.. Chalk & Crayon Soup anyone??

Emerson learning to cook. Yes cook. At 18 months old , we are learning to cook. Say to him "go stir the dinner" he grabs a pot & spoon and off he goes. LOVES IT.Taste testing can sometimes be a bad thing :P

As you can *kinda* see in the background.. we have LOTS of toys scattered in the "toy area" (which drives me insane.. I so need a new toy box or something)
but no, the ottoman is the stove, and at a time we have 5 or 6 saucepans out for cooking.
It's so cute!

OMG OMG OMG OMG.... one morning Emerson stirred.. I went downstairs quietly to check my email before he really *woke* up.. and 9 o'clock came, 10 o'clock... finally I poked my head in to see that he was ok (I could hear him breathing thru the door - he was a little blocked up)
and managed to not only NOT wake him, but get the camera in!!
That is rather exciting as Emerson is the kind of child who a) hates the camera, b) doesn't sleep like an angel, and c) this is a miracle...
Mummy rather excited....

Gosh they are peaceful when they are sleeping. Then little devils when they are awake!

Finally got an invite to Ravelry today (happy dance)
and now I have a new forum to get all addicted too... and inspired by... and to learn LOL
I've already got a list (in my head - cause I'm still learning the whole ravelry thing!) of new projects and who's going to get what for Christmas... Can't wait - it's so exciting!!
I guess I'm one of the cool kids now :)
One thing that I got very excited about is there is a group on there fully dedicated to Firefly fans & stuff! (Yes Mully you read that right!)
I mean - OMG that is just so cool..
For those you don't know Firefly - it's by the guy who directs (?) Buffy, and only went for one season in the states. Season two got bought by another company and it because a short season squashed into the movie Serenity.
Which I haven't seen yet.. simply because my copy of Firefly, the last episode skips... and FINALLY Sci-fi Channel is airing the final episode next Tuesday, so FINALLY I can see it and FINALLY I can watch Serenity.

Sorry to ramble on about that...

Haven't got any other news really... Oh I lie - our friends from New Zealand are coming for New Years to stay! And they are (obviously) bringing their 7 month old girl with them! YAY!
I'm very excited.
Anyway that's all..

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Tiny Miss E

This little girl is a client who I photographed at 3 weeks old. I'm photographing her "first year" which is very exciting - I love photographing babies and seeing them grow up!

But at only 3 months old - Little E is facing a challenging week as she undergoes open heart surgery..

She is a tiny little thing, and only just weights a little more than when she was born. We had to be careful not to tire her too much, but got some beautiful images.

She is a little princess, and a joy to photograph..

I wish you and your family all the best this week, and wishing you a very very speedy recovery..
there are many people around the world thinking of you too xx