What an absolutely phenomenal year 2018 has been. Check out our year in numbers, then grab a cup of your favourite beverage, and enjoy our favourite images taken during 2018.
They might look similar, but these two cuties have very different personalities. Pablo (on the left) is reserved, very camera shy, and just not that interested in treats. Oatie on the other hand, giving up his belly for rubs within minutes of meeting me, not phased by the camera, and up for as many treats as I could dish out.
It worked out that my friend Kelly was in town the same weekend I was doing some urban mini sessions. Mackay’s City Heart is the perfect place for headshot portraits. A huge variety of backgrounds and locations within close proximity to each other. Timed perfectly, you can finish with a drink or two ;)
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Meet Toby and Kora, the most adorable pair of cattle dogs. We met up at East Point Beach, the perfect location for some beauty portraits in the dunes, followed by LOTS of games of stick-chasey.
Being a labradoodle, with way more labrador than poodle, Solomon has the 'please give me treats look' nailed. The good news for Solomon on this particular day, was that he was turning 5, and not only had I brought treats to his pet photography session... I had also brought cake!
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Introducing Miss Elisabeth, the cutest little koala around.
This was a session of two parts. Originally planned for Shoal Point, there was a last minute change to Illawong Beach due to Kida the pup's travel sickness on the drive. After a battering by the strong winds that afternoon, we sought shelter in the grassy foreshore area, and my goodness, the light filtering through the paperbark trees there was amazing.
The start to the year can't get much better, than being asked to photograph some puppies, not once, but twice! We staged this session over two separate sessions at Coco's home. One when the puppies were not quite 3 weeks old, and one when they were a little 'livelier' at 5.5 weeks old.
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When Samantha first floated the idea of this session to me mid-last year, I was a little too excited. One, because Samantha and I are both crazy dog ladies, and she has the most incredible collection of animals. Two, because, you know; cake!
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You could not ask for two dogs that were more opposite to each other, than Baxter and Winston. Baxter was chilled, ready to relax and enjoy his afternoon in new surroundings. Winston, starting out a million miles a minute, ended up almost sleeping through the last part of the session.
Angelina and Scott's love, for each other, and for Zion was obvious, throughout the session. Zion has that perfect blend of cute, with just the right amount of cheekiness.
Long grass, clear sky, fun couple, gorgeous pregnant lady, and two little boston terriers. I could have photographed these guys forever.
Wow, what a year. Now on the last day of 2017, I have had a chance to look back at the year that was. It has now been a full 12 months since I said goodbye to full time employment, and hello to being a small business owner. There have been long days, there have been very few weekends (or days off), but I wouldn't change anything.
All of the advice, when it comes to newborn photography, will tell you that ideally the session will take place 7-10 days after bub is born. With Cullen's session, however, he was three weeks new. Prior to the session, this had me a little worried. Would he settle? Would he sleep?
Getting out of the car, I was pleased to feel a cool(ish) breeze, and I was excited to explore a new session location. In fact, it wasn't just a new location, I was in a city that I have never actually visited before; Ipswich.
What an incredible day – so many happy and playful dogs, and even some cats, lined up with their owners ready to jump on Santa’s lap.
We love being a part of RSPCA’s annual Santa Paws event! It’s a great chance to catch up with friends, have a fun dog day out – and get a pic of your furbaby snuggled up to Santa of course. This year, it’s on from 9am to noon at Queen’s Park and will feature market stalls, a coffee van, sausage sizzle – and the launch of our 2018 animal lovers calendar!
Lacey, the american staffordshire, at Lamberts Beach, Mackay, on a stormy winter afternoon.
This was my fourth ever session with Maverick, and his human Alice, and second with their now expanded family of Baxter, Cooper and Rohan. Last year, during their travel session in the Gold Coast, we checked out the amazing Pizzey Park. This time, we took a walk around Bond University.
A pet photography session, at Illawong Beach, Mackay, with Dakota + Denver the beagles.
Introducing... Axel William Douglas Knight. At only 8 days new, Axel was an absolute trooper during his session. Staying (mostly) asleep, while we dressed him up, changed backgrounds, and had lots of cuddles.
I remember photographing my first litter of puppies, and thinking to myself "I have the best job ever". What I didn't realise is, something could get incredibly close to being better. I did say 'close', not that it was better ;)
What wasn't there to love about this session. Two adorable daschunds, two wonderfully relaxed humans, a glowing mum-to-be, and a gorgeous garden at their home to work in.