To satisfy Oscar’s sudden desire for a picnic, on Sunday we went to the Wollongong Botanic Gardens. It was a beautiful sunny Autumn Day and perfect picnic weather. Afterwards we had a walk along the paths through the different parts of the garden. Oscar was very enthusiastic and keen to point out his favourite flowers for me to photograph.
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.
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?!
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.
We have just returned from a much needed beach getaway on the New South Wales south coast. Our holiday spot was even more beautiful than we imagined with clear crystal water and bright white sand. As you can imagine I took quite a few holiday snaps as well as a family shoot which I’m busy editing so I’ll be sharing some more on the blog in the coming days.
Our trip to Sydney almost always involves a visit to our favourite park, Darling Quarter. It is one of the most well designed children’s spaces in the city and on a hot day is jam packed full of locals and tourists looking to get their feet wet.
Water is such a wonderful thing to photograph and I’ve always been really fasciated by water drop photography. Combine this with the excited reactions that water play induces and a water park is the perfect photography location.
We are very lucky to live in such close proximity to some of the most amazing beaches in the country. It means we can make spur of the moment decisions to head to the beach at the end of a long day. While Oscar is more reluctant to dip his toes in the ocean both kids are well and truly beach bums.
I shot these pictures late in the afternoon on a dreary, windy day while Tim chased the kids around. I snapped away a few photos without giving them much thought and assumed they would be nothing special but as I began to edit them I fell in love with each of them and how they capture the kids’ relationship with their awesome Dad.