Sunday, October 23, 2011


We originally photographed these boys in and around the Heritage buildings of Ipswich, so for their family session, Lisa wanted to keep the Heritage feel, so we headed out to the Swanbank railway tracks and station for some fun and relaxed family portraits.  It has been Lisa's aim this year to have her boys photographed before they are "too grown up" to want to have their family portraits, before they are "too cool", so this is our second session this year, and now Lisa an rest easy that she has accomplished beautiful portraits of her boys, a this pre-teen age.

I ALWAYS make a point of checking the train timetable for the steam train which only comes out once a week,  this particular day, the train was meant to be out, but we had missed it, would have been cool to include it in our shoot.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


On my out to Esk for a late afternoon portrait session, then over the radio, severe weather warning for Esk...... eeek.  I was confident that we would beat the weather, and driving just a little over an hour to get there, I was extremely hopeful.  Well we did beat the weather, in fact the strom went right on round us, thank goodness.  This cute little spot was suggested by the twins' mum, Kate, she had been there a few times, as the girls daddy works nearby.  It is a little un-used railway station that had been restored by the rotary club.

When the twins were little they had spent some time a the Mater Childrens Hospital, so when Kate saw our "Show you care with a teddy bear" event, she thought it was the perfect opportunity to support the Mater Little Miracles and have beautiful portraits taken for her little girls 1st Birthday, together with their big brother.

Enjoy these images of the twins and their BIG brother at the Esk Railway Station.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


The story behind the shoot:

Amy first came to me when she had just found out she was pregnant, this maternity session was very much a long time in the making.  We had discussed re-scheduling for bad weather, but decided that we would take the chance......and I could not be happier that we did!!  I had caught up with Amy a couple of times over the months, and wondered when she was going to start "showing" .......these images captured Amy and her bump at 33 weeks, still a very little bump, I think it's safe to say that this will be just a little bub, right through til the end.  I am truly blessed that Amy has come into my life, she is beautiful inside and out, she will make a wonderful mummy, she couldn't be more excited at the thought having her very own little person, who will love and look up to her forever and ever.   

I had photographed at this location once before, actually the property owner's daughter had portraits here, and I LOVED this spot sooo much that I kindly asked if I may come back.....well of course they said yes, and these are the resulting images, we even had a little sun shower to top off a magical afternoon.

 "I begin to love this creature,
and to anticipate the birth
as a fresh twist to a knot,
which I do not wish to untie”
By Mary Wollstonecraft

~ There is no friendship, no love,
like that of a mother for her child. ~
Henry Ward Beecher


I finally got to meet Daddy-to-be, Mitch, I could finally put a face to a name, as I had already heard sooo much about him - all good of course.  Each as anxious as each other about the arrival of their first baby, and to find out if it is indeed a boy or girl.  I personally think it's a girl, but that's just my expert "guess".

~A mother's joy begins when new life is stirring inside... when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone”~
By Author Unknown
The next few months with the Walsh family will be so exciting, as they will welcome a new baby into their family and have brand new family portraits to mark the occasion.  I can't wait.  Also I can't wait to reveal our 9 month long project to the world, Liz's maternity panel,  coming together beautifully, each month marking the growth of baby Doherty, so far it looks Amazing.


Three names, all starting with J, had my tongue a little twisted. I had to pause a little longer before saying who's name I was thinking about saying, it was challenging and a little funny.  I am grateful to Miss J's grandma for organising for her to have family portraits taken, to Celebrate her little boys (master J) first birthday.   He was not quite walking, which makes my job just a little easier, not so fast paced.  But boy oh boy, when he can walk, he will be off like a shot.  He is sooo close now, I'm sure it wont be long.  Hope you guys had an awesome time away, can't wait to show you the rest :)

with that oh so cheeky grin, reminded me of this little saying...
~You'll be on your way up!
You'll be seeing great sights!
You'll join the high fliers
who soar to high heights~   
Dr. Seuss

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Arranging a family portrait is no easy task, I can speak from experience.  I have not long been the "coordinator" of our own family portraits.  But to organise 2 whole families is really a tough gig.  The A family have come together to have their "whole" family captured for their Mother's Birthday. I'm so glad they were all able to make it, one half of the family even travelling from Toowoomba.  Working through all of the family combinations, making sure to not miss any, we were able to take our time, while the A Team enjoyed a few drinks and each others company, creating even more family memories and enjoying some laughs together. 

~The most treasured Heirlooms are
the Sweet memories of our Family
that we pass down to our children~
 ~Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.~   
Dr Seuss