Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Soft, smooth, sweet and that unique smell... {Brisbane Newborn Photographer}

There is nothing I love more than spending time with a newborn baby. It makes you realise that the possibilities in life are endless, fresh starts, new beginnings and those sweet little faces you just can't stop gazing into. One of my all time favourine newborn session was this one. I see this little guy every now and then and am always blown away about how quickly he's grown and changed from the first few weeks. The image above was another little man who had recently entered the world. You just can't help but adore those tiny features, the flaky yet soft skin and contentment when they are sound asleep. I've also mentioned that amazing newborn smell on here before, it's something I only appreicated once my first son was born and I have always sworn that whoever manages to bottle that scent will make their first million very quickly. Sometimes just a whiff of that newborn baby smell is enough to make me reconsider stopping at two!

A common question asked is "When do I need to book my newborn shoot?" They answer is simply as soon as you know your due date! Yes their arrival dates are unpredictable however if you book as soon as you know your due date that allows time for planning! I keep in touch with you in the lead up to your due date and am more than happy to make adjustments to ensure the session is as stress free as possible. Email me at info@splashphotography.com.au for more details.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The advantages of watching from the sidelines.

As a photographer what I love best is watching people interact. Within a few short minutes you can pick the depth of relationships, bonds and connections between people - simply by watching. When I look back on images taken at family sessions, the ones I love the most are the ones that are not posed, not set up but simply captured 'by chance'. Oh and 'by chance' means having my camera ready, constantly watching and reading my clients to spot 'that' moment. A few months ago I was asked to photograph four generations within the one family. A special occasion at the best of times - to be honest it didn't turn out to be an ideal session, armed with a list of approx 41 individual mixes between family members and an encroaching storm which only gave us 45 minutes from start to finish it was quite rushed. Being rush is something I don't like to feel. However this little gem below was captured near the end of the session (while combination 38 was being rounded up!) It may look posed however both Mum and Daughter were playing around while kneeling on the ground and happened to look up when I clicked the shutter. Capturing these moments constantly reminds me how much I love being a photographer, to be able to record those unique moments between people, friends and family members. Unique moments we all need to stop and appreciate more often.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Hmmmm, looks like somone's been a little slack....


Ok, Ok! Put your fingers down, yes, yes, I know it's me!
It's quite embarrassing to see it's been over two months since my last blog post. I have plenty of reasons (excuses) but hey, excuses don't change things do they? I've had plenty going on behind the scenes and while I sit here and type I'm still trying to get over a health issue that has sidelined me for the past few weeks. With new medication issued yesterday and a promise of healthier days ahead my brain is starting to follow and become focused again.

I promise to update you all on what has been happening over the past few months and I promise it won't all be in one big hit! Until then, I hope all is well in your world x