Category Archives: Portraits
So, I was listening to someone on the radio yesterday morning in the car talking about clippings of photographs they have from old newspapers on a pertinent topic and my mind started to wander. How important were these photographs in the grand scheme of things? If they didn’t exist, what would be there instead, if anything? I began to think about how they impacted on history, and in that moment I came to the understand why I value my job as a photographer so much.
You see, we photographers are timekeepers. We freeze time and preserve it. Many photographers don’t even earn a decent wage from their craft. We do it for the love. It’s important to us, to be able to preserve a moment in history whether it be a political protest, a social interaction or the birth of a new life. Think about how your life would be different if you had no photographic record of yourself, your family, even the places of this world you have visited? How has looking at historical images helped you understand and appreciate the world in which you live? If they were not taken at that point in history we would never have a visual record the horrors of war; the importance of a political speech; the joys of a rescue. There are countless instances.
Check out Time Magazine’s 100 most influential photographs of all time here.
My personal favourites though, in terms of being a wedding and portrait photographer are family. Family and friends are such an integral part of how we live our lives. I have images of my grandparents from our wedding 10 years ago, and their wedding some 50 years before ours. They are no longer with us, but I treasure those photographs. Those moments in time are precious to me, and to my family, and they will take their place in history once we are gone.
It’s these moments that flit by in a matter of seconds that we need to preserve. A smile, a kiss, a knowing glance, a bout of uncontrollable laughter. It’s my pleasure to gift these moments I capture to humanity. My job is that of a documentarian, and what a momentous job it is! I am proud to be a photographer. I want to leave this world knowing I have gifted something that will be treasured for decades to come. So get those family photos done. Take your happy snaps. Print your fondest memories and look at them often, for that is all you will have left once the moment passes. Wx.
Get excited people! The portrait packages have had a shake-up and are now ready to rumble!
You’ll find the addition of the brand new Album Apps pretty awesome. You can now take your ‘greatest hits’ with you wherever you go on your mobile device and share them with your family and friends wherever and whenever you desire. Sweeeeeeeet!
Digital images seem to be the go for many clients, so the inclusion of those will hopefully please everybody 🙂 If not, custom packages are also available.
So there you are, for a look at the all new portrait packages, check out the page here. For more info, drop me a line on 0411177467 or hit the Contact page.
Portrait Photography Gold Coast
So recently I had the absolute pleasure of shooting Sarah and Rob’s engagement photos on Duranbah/Point Danger/Froggy’s Beach (Frog Rock).
These guys! <3
Accompanied by their feisty little pal Kodah, Sarah and Rob made my day (ok, so there were chocolates and strawberries but that’s besides the point). We picnicked, trekked, got photobombed, wet, and generally laughed until we cried. This was all perfect. And THEN the sun came out. GAH!
Sarah and Rob, thank you, thank you, thank you! I LOVED creating these gorgeous memories for you and cannot wait to capture your big day in December. It’s going to be magical!
Gorgeous baby Lola made her grand entrance in June, and despite a lot of fussing on the day of our shoot, she is an absolute treasure. This is what happens when bubby is unsettled. It may not always be what was planned, but it’s always beautiful. I think I love shooting lifestyle images just as much as I do the set-up shots. Here’s why….