Saturday, May 19, 2012


I don't know any kid who doesn't enjoy dressing up.  Little girls in Tutus and little boys with teddy bears in bow ties.....well, there's nothing sweeter.  These mini sessions proved to be a hit among the children who attended.  Exploring while on portrait sessions is my favourite thing to do. 

Each child is completely unique, and offers something great.  That is what makes each session different, their personalities are projected differently, but uniquely.  It's also what makes it fun.

"Happy times are never ending when we're playing and pretending!" Author: Unknown

 Teddies and Tutus will be back in May 2013.

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Friday, May 18, 2012


Exploring a new location for the first time for me is like a kid in candy store.  From having to reschedule due
to bad health from the week before, we decided that Mothers Day afternoon was the ideal date to chose for these very special Family Portraits.  So I spent the morning relaxing and spending quality time with my husband and one year old daughter before heading off to shoot this amazingly cute little family. It was an honour to share my first Mother's Day with such a lovely family, who share such a special bond.  Nan came along to the session to help with Little Miss A's smiles, which was nice.   Still  not feeling 100% little Miss A was such a trooper, you would have never guessed that she was a little under the weather.  This little property is tucked away in a valley at Karrabin, so we were able to avoid the wind, although it started to get dark and cold really quickly.  I just love all of their images, it would be hard to choose my favourite.
In the Garden of All Dreams 
There's lollipops on trees 
And animals and little birds 
Playing in the breeze
In the Garden of All Dreams 
You can watch the flowers grow 
With silver bells and cockle shells 
And pretty maids in a row  


I love nothing more than having my own little domain to shoot portraits, I have gathered quite a collection of private property's for portrait session locations.  They all have one thing is common - Rustic, the longer the grass the better, the more run down, the better.  There is just something I love about the raw beauty of untouched land!!  You will notice this among the images that I capture, the settings are simple, just the way nature intended.

Meet Alicia and Trent, my 2 newest subjects to explore this wonderful property at Thagoona.  I find that these locations are PERFECT for Children's portraits.  They LOVE exploring with me, we find all sorts of unusual bird species. True Story.  Perhaps my imagination is still a little wild, but who's complaining?

"Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet". - Vietnamese Proverb

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Marking her 6 month milestone, sweet baby A and I ventured out again to Kholo Botanic Gardens, which had significant meaning to her as this is where her very first family photos were held when she was just a couple of weeks old.  Such a happy go lucky little bubba, played to my tune the whole time, it was so much fun.  I really think she is going to love paying dress ups when she is a big girl.  Sam I am have become quite the "Walsh Family" Photographer of choice, which I couldn't be happier about.  I just love when we not only become close through  being clients but also on a personal level.  Liz and I have just completed the Michelle Bridges 12WBT, cheering each other on throughout the 12 weeks and supporting each others progress, even doing a couple of workouts together.  I'm so happy that I had someone close to share the journey with.  I am really looking forward to sharing many more journeys with Liz and her family, quite honestly they are just the loveliest most down to earth people I know......we are already planning Sweet Little A's S.M.A.S.H session for her 1st Birthday (just a little bit excited about that!!)

"Giggles and curls, ribbons and bow, they're so adorable, from their head to their toes"

Author: Unknown

Monday, May 7, 2012


There are so many gorgeous little girls turning ONE, (mine included of course) I think it was just coincidence but when I had Alexis, there were about 4 other little girls born around the same time.  This S.M.A.S.H session is part of our Birthday Club. (if you would like to learn more about our Birthday Club click here) I really enjoy making the HUGE cupcakes for these sessions, I think it's part of my creativity, though let it be known, I'm definitely no cake decorator :) I just find it fun to do.  We decided to use Kholo Botanic Gardens for Little Miss A's S.M.A.S.H session, and it proved to be a great choice.  So happy the rain held off for us, as this week it rained every other day!!  Enjoy this series of images, although Little miss didn't particularly like getting her hands dirty and really smash the cake, she did a great job, and really only ate a little bit.

Friday, May 4, 2012


If there's anything I just love, it's being out in the open air, taking it all in.  This Children's' Portrait Session locted just outside Walloon, offered just that, except the added bonus was photographing these amazingly cute little boys and their sister, complete with an old rusted out dairy truck, and at sun set.  What more could I ask for.  I have struck it lucky lately, everything has been falling into place just as we have planned, all my planets must be aligned.  The boys loved adventuring around the property and spotting all the different animals.  I couldn't help but laugh when the youngest little boy had the giggles from his brother stepping in horse poo, it was just the funniest thing, and he has the cutest most contagious giggle I might add.  Thanks Kel for all your trouble, I just LOVE LOVE LOVE these images, as I'm sure you do too.


The pursuit of truth and beauty is 
a sphere of activity in which we are
permitted to remain children all or lives
~Albert Einstein

Thursday, May 3, 2012


There are some people who come into our lives for a short while, and there are others that bless us by sticking  around.  Aleisha is the latter.  I have been ever so privileged that Aleisha chose me to capture her maternity portraits over 2 years ago now, and she has remained in front of my lens ever since.  Each year Aleisha has chosen to reward herself with Mother's Day portraits, which has become quite a tradition for her and her daughter.  This year she chose to include her Mum and Nan for some very special four generation special.  We chose a quaint little location tucked away in one of the side streets in Ipswich.  I was lucky enough to spot this particular location one day as I just happened to be driving by.  Little Pai made me work hard for images of her this day, but I won in the end....I always do.  That's what happens with a little patience and +1 Pai 0.

Thanks Aleisha, I'm sure you are stoked with these images, they gave me a little lump in my throat.....cherish your mumma, she's pretty special.

The Family is one of nature's masterpieces. ~ George Santayana