Ice-hockey season starting soon!

Getting ready for the season, Andrew McNamara came in to the studio today for a series of personal branding portraits. Great work staring me down in the camera Andrew!

The Winter Night Market

The Winter Night Market has returned to the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne! A fantastic assault on the all the senses. I didn't know where to look first or how to choose between the many tempting delicacies from all over the world, it was intoxicating! And then there was the mulled wine too... or hot cider?  Crackling fire pits, roving performers and live music made for a wonderful ambience and night out. Open Wednesday nights until 31st August. Don't miss out! http://www.qvm.com.au/night-market

Pop!!! More Bubblegum : )

More fabulous kids just being themselves and giving their best, hoping to be cast in the next musical, advertisement campaign or catalogue! I love showing them a few shots from the back of the camera on the day of the shoot and watching their expressions change from uncertainty to happiness as they see how I see them... perfect, just as they are. Then, as they leave the studio to continue with their day, they leave with a little boost to their confidence and self esteem. Love it!

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Summer in Sicily

Unforgettable... thats what you are! This Winter I escaped for a short trip across the hemisphere to Italy. I was joined by the most amazing bunch of people from all over Australia plus a couple from the USA as we experienced as much of the best of Sicily that our fearless leader, Carmel Ruggeri of Sicilian Food Tours, could possible cram into 6 days! We based ourselves by the beach in Scoglitti down South and ventured out to Modica, Sant Angelo Muxaro, Agrigento, Acate, Ragusa Ibla, Scicli and the Vittoria Markets! As it was a food tour our taste buds were spoilt senseless! Beginning with a seafood degustation and followed by wineries, a Michelin Star restaurant, a trattoria, a farm barbecue lunch and best of all a Sunday family feast at Carmel's aunty's house complete with a fresh pasta and sugo demonstration. If you are even slightly thinking this sounds so fabulous you wish you could do it... you can! Next years tour dates have just opened, but be quick. With only 15 places available it fills up fast. Check it out at http://www.sicilianfoodtours.com

A trip across the border...

School holidays in Victoria and South Australia haven't overlapped much this year! Regardless we drove over the border anyway to visit Poppa & Ethne at Woodside Farm in SA and catch up with all the cousins : ) It was almost like Christmas the amount of relatives we saw and food we ate! A tractor ride through the olive groves was definitely a highlight for the kids x

Big characters come in all sizes!

Kids of all ages and backgrounds came into the studio recently to update their headshots for Bubblegum Casting. My approach to casting photos may be a little unorthodox to some but I love that its different. I look to each individual's personality for clues to how best capture them through the lens. Of course they also get the required standard headshot too!  http://www.bubblegumcasting.com.au

Savage Art

Visited Richard Savage's Richmond Studio this morning to shoot his latest wrought iron sculptures, two gorgeous giant boxing kangaroos! At the moment we are fortunate to have two of his other kangaroos from the series by our studio front door in Glen Iris : ) Drop by and say hi!  See more of Richard's work at SavageArt.com.au

One family - Four treatments

A little play around with different treatments for this family portrait and I couldn't choose which one I liked best! Which one is your favourite?

Mia & Anna

These two beautiful sisters had a wonderful morning in our Glen Iris studio. Dressing up is always fun for girls! Their smiles were contagious : ) 

A little retro fun!

A very Melbourne Spring day; sunshine, clouds, wind and the odd sprinkle of rain. But this didn't stop us finding the perfect location to handle all this in St Kilda for our Retro Shoot : )

Model: Mariah Mannae

Stylist: Styling by Ayesha

HMUA: Belinda King

ESCUDO

The first shoot in our new natural light studio in Glen Iris was great fun with Rob Escudero, ESCUDO Visual Branding Solutions. Beautiful morning sun streaming through the windows on all three sides! A lovely start to Spring xx  

www.escudo.com.au

Roz Clarke

Had a lot of fun with beautiful Roz, taking photographs for her website soon to be updated at www.rozclarke.net.au. Roz is a Relationship and Communication Strategist with over 20 years experience on a global basis specialising in developing effective communication skills in personal and intimate relationships and child/parent relationships. Her best little doggie friend Louie does what he can to help too ; ) 

Jaquelyn Muller Books

It was a perfect Autumn day in April for our photoshoot for Jaquelyn Muller Books at Hedgeley Dene Gardens in Malvern East. Lots of yummy props to eat after the shots were all done was a great incentive for the kids! The photos can also now be seen on www.jmullerbooks.com