The unusual

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If you are a photographer, you would probably know this is taken with a TiltShift Lens.

I want to thank my clients who have waited so patiently on my waitlist for a session.  I am starting to get my health back and am really, really, really (REALLY!) looking forward to getting out there and booking in some family sessions.

So, we will be in touch – Soon! For those who are local or willing to come to this area anyway.

If you are in Bungendore, and after a sweet family session that documents your family as they are feel free to contact me via email ( We will open up bookings shortly for local sessions only and those on the waitlist.

Much love,





Whats coming in July? Our next 10 videos for 2014!  Click here to join us :

Late last year we had super fun preparing and planning videos based on feedback and love from those attending.  We dreamt up this shoot, which you may remember if you follow along.

The idea came from so many people asking us if the Zebra in our previous shoots was real. She was, however we completely understood the question – especially in this digital age. Someone also asked if the Zebra was a painted horse, and wow, what a fun idea. So ahead we went and painted a horse with Zebra stripes. All a bit of fun.

In this video we show you how to enhance an image, and also go into a little bit of digital artistry.

We cant wait to show you what we have install for our July launch. xoxo.


Ede has taken a special interest in photography since she has been with me taking photographs of Art and asked me to take some pics of her and her pet “Chewie”.

Of course, I said – “YES PLEASE”.

Its been such a long time since I’ve taken some pics of her round the house just being who she is. And I realized, look at how much she has grown!

Can you believe it!

My little baby is a big girl who will be at school next year and I am just not ready.  I have major separation anxiety – already!

Ede has grown into such a little charmer. She is outrageously funny, inquisitive and HAPPY.

Oh and Sam (Ede’s pre-school teacher who told me once that sometimes she reads my blog) – if you do happen to see this (the 1% chance)..can I just say now..thank you for making her year amazing. Its all because of you that this smile is on her face 24/7. But dont worry, if you miss this, I will thank you personally when I see you next.




Having time to go back through photographs of past and actually pull out work that I have always wanted to however have never had the time – is BLISS.

Who could resist?

It truly isn’t often that I get work with such lovely animals and children.  For me, this is one of my highlights – something I will always look back on and think – who gets to do that? How lucky am I?

Taken in Round Top, Texas  - one of my favourite places to photograph because of its natural diversity and the lovely people of course.

So, Lori, this one goes out to you. For assisting me in Texas for all those wonderful workshops, I finally got round to editing another of your gorgeous boys with the Zebra. I will send it your way.







I’m often asked if I still document my children “as they are” anymore.  And I have to say in all honesty – yes, however – not as often as I would like.   Its not to say that I don’t want to. I just get distracted with work, life and well living. As a photographer I often find I am like a plumber with bad plumbing.

A few years ago whilst traveling I took lots of photographs of the family.  Like the one above. This is Penny holding a sword that we had picked out for a shoot of the girls in an English garden – Robin Hood style.

The girls had dreamed up the shoot when they found a stick with a feather in it, all carved into the shape of an arrow. It was obvious another child had stayed in the same house, which by the way use to be the holiday house of the Queen (apparently). A gorgeous English estate in West Sussex with the most extraordinary gardens.

The girls loved the gardens. So the Robin Hood shoot was dreamed up and off we went to shop for it.  A few bits of leather, old skirts and of course a sword. The one Penny is holding in the above pic.

And below are the results (which I posted a year ago).  Which photograph are more real?

My answer is truly both because I just love to explore and expand on the imagination of children – whilst also documenting what they are doing with their “right now” imaginations.

To me neither is less real. Just two different styles I guess. xoxo

PS this post makes me want to go through all the family pics for overseas and share some. If only I had more time!





Better late than never.

Capture Magazines Annual edition came out.. a little while back.  And we were thrilled to find that JinkyArt Workshops made “The List” along side other talented artists.  Thank you!

“Each year, we as professional and emerging photographers for their favourites when it comes to anything from gear, studio hire, retouchers, assistants, competitions entered and worthwhile workshops they attend”.

Thank you so much!

If you are interested in attending a JinkyArt workshop this year in Australia we have a few seats left in  :

Sunshine Coast, QLD.  

Peppermint Beach, WA. (just outside of Perth)

Melbourne, VIC.

Unfortunately over seas workshops are presently not an option due to the recent JinkyArt arrival etc.  However, we are dreaming up an international option. More details to come soon.

archerbirthAnd so he arrived.

On Feb 6th 2014, as planned we headed into the hospital for a Csection.  Not the way this earth mamma really wanted to deliver however, one that we had decided was safest for us given past birth complications.

We had found ourselves a wonderful Ob, one who would later come to save the day.

Everything went as planned with the Csection. He arrived safe and sound, at around 7pm all 9.2 (correction from 9.1) pounds of him, at 38 weeks on the dot.

The cord was securely around his neck however that was a quick fix.  He gave us all a squeal and all was well with the world.

We thought.

During the pregnancy I had come to spend most of it – well, unwell. I found myself at the end unable to do much at all.   Its funny how easily we get use to discomfort.

Puffy, breathless and unable to sleep laying down seemed completely normal for pregnancy.  And even my dreams of drowning and waking up gasping for air seemed completely reasonable given that I carry such big babies.

So really, I thought little of it.

We arrived home with our new bundle and it wasn’t really until then that I realized that possibly something could be wrong. I settled into my chair to sleep at night wondering if I would ever feel safe enough to sleep laying down when it occurred to me that really this should have stopped.

I had begun to fear sleep in case I might not ever wake.

Simon, (Art senior), put his foot down and made an appointment with our family GP for the next day.

The GP told me that once the extra baby weight settles down, so too will the breathing and that everything should be right in the world once again. So we headed home with our minds set that this was to be my new reality for a while. Just to make sure, I rang my Ob and explained to the receptionist what was happening.

Thats when it all began. Thank goodness for our wonderful Ob.

After a quick visit to her office, she rush me off for a CT scan and ultrasound looking for blockages, however instead they found a fair amount of fluid on my lungs.

With that we knew something was amiss and found ourselves in ICU attached to all sorts of machinery and surrounded by lovely caring nurses.

It was all a little frightening.

So, it seems I have a heart condition that has apparently always been there and probably always will.  From what we were told its progressive however manageable and after a regime of liquid reducing drugs I now can lay down and sleep like a baby, with my baby.

It really will be months until we find out just what is going on exactly.

However, for now, all is well that ends well.

I do hope that by posting this that it might help someone else out there who feels similar symptoms to seek help sooner.

Yes to breathing again.  And welcome to our little man who not only arrived in our arms however also introduced me to a condition that could have possibly gone un-diagnosed until ..well, the end.

My little saviour.

I just want to take this moment to thank everyone for their well wishes, support and for your congrats.  We feel overwhelmed. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.




P.s For those asking. If you are in Canberra, and want a fantastic Ob – I highly recommend Rebecca McCormack : (02) 6162 3036 (At Deakin –  Gaia Woman’s Specialists). Make sure you tell her I said hi and thank you!