I don’t think there’s a better time of the day for photography than sunset. The beautiful oranges mixed with the blue sky make for some gorgeous, colourful photos. There’s also something spiritual about the going down of the sun – the end of a long day signifies closure and reminds us that all good things come to an end. This post signifies the end of our South Coast holiday. It was a really fun time spent with family and I’m glad to have captured so many wonderful memories.
Archives for March 2015
After years of talking and throwing ideas around my good friend, Kellie, recently started an events hire business. It’s just as well because I didn’t want her to see her incredible style and meticulous eye for detail go to waste any longer. I am so incredibly proud of her for following her passion and exploiting that massive talent that she has.
I have never done product photography before (nor had the desire) but after shooting a few product images for her website I learned that there is actually quite an art to it. If you’re in the Illawarra or Southern Highlands and looking for impeccable styling and items for hire with a vintage, rustic feel be sure to check out her website for Hunted Events.
We went for a walk in search of a good picnic spot. In order to get to the BBQ area you had to follow a secluded tree-lined path along the water’s edge. The pre-sunset light was beautiful and watching kids with messy hair, climbing trees in their swimmers just struck me as a quintessential “Aussie” image, so of course I couldn’t help but take a few photos.
Honeymoon Bay is the kind of place you see on the front of travel brochures and assume you could never afford to visit. It is an absolute gem tucked away on the South Coast of New South Wales. The sand is so white that Oscar asked if it was snow (having only seen snow in books) and the water is crystal clear. Of course all the kiddies had a great time splashing and running about in the sunshine with a side of sand-eating. I of course took far too many photos but who wouldn’t want to remember this perfection, right?!
Is there an Australian child who hasn’t found themselves in this position?! I love this image because it brings me back to my own childhood where we spent lots of time holidaying in cheap rentals. A morning spot of totum tennis followed by long days at the beach and BBQ dinners was what it was all about. One of the greatest joys of having your own children is being able to relive and vicariously enjoy all of those simple things again.
Being fairly busy with various engagements lately I left it in Tim’s capable hands to book accommodation for our little holiday. He made a fantastic selection and picked a 1960’s beach house just a stone’s throw from some amazing beaches and coves. The house was modest in size but abundant in character, decked out in cutest vintage-inspired decor.
I was asked to shoot a beach session for the Rogers family recently. We spent an hour in the late afternoon sun running around on the sand, splashing in the water, sliding down the dunes and stomping dinosaur footprints in the sand.
Mum and Dad were great sports and weren’t afraid to get wet and sandy. Miss Nearly 2 was full of beans, as near 2 year olds are, and did not stop moving the entire time while Mr 10 months took a more relaxed approach ad enjoyed rubbing his feet through the sand with the occasional taste.
It was so much fun but I have to admit my leg muscles were a little sore the following morning!