Portrait Photography

Bunny and Mummy :: Mummy and Me Session

Meet beautiful Miss Bunny (her adorable nickname) and her gorgeous yummy Mummy who I had the pleasure of capturing for their Mummy and Me session.

We started our session at their beautiful little beach home just a short stroll from their local beach. From the moment I walked into their home I felt like I’d known them a lifetime. We chatted and played and then made our way to the beach.  Throw in a stunning afternoon and an afternoon swim and we couldn’t have asked for anything more.

I love all my sessions, I really do… But every now and again I walk away from a session feeling like it was really meant to be. I think I found another piece of myself as a photographer this particular day and session. This session really resinated with me.

I’m not sure about all the other photographers out there, but I find it’s easy for your mind to stray. I love so many different styles, editing techniques and approaches to photography. Sometimes so much it can distract you from the ‘style’ you resinate with. Sometimes self doubt creeps in and you find yourself second guessing yourself (hey, I’m only human!).

I know my style has evolved and changed since the beginning and I still find myself in awe of other photographers’ style and that little niggle that maybe I should ‘change’ my approach again. But this session gave me purpose and direction. I love that I was rolling around in wet sand and waves trying to capture this session. I love that we ended up in ocean without even planning it.

And I know why I loved it. Because I’m a water baby. It’s where I love to be. It’s all the things I love about living on the Sunshine Coast. I’m a salt and sand lover. A  beach lover. A surfer. This is so ‘me’ and I wasn’t even ‘trying’. It came naturally and without thought. It felt like it was just meant to be.

I had felt like I left my very own signature on my session this day. And as a photographer that is always pushing myself for more and trying to stand out in such an over-saturated (but oh so talented!!) market, I felt freedom. Like this is what I should be doing.

Is it technically perfect? No, not at all. But oh, I loved it! It just felt right!!

And I want more. So much more. I want this to be a regular occurrence with my sessions (so please please please please get in touch with me if this is something you love also!!).

Thank you to little Miss A and her stunning Mummy for having me in your home and trusting me to capture your memories 🙂 I had such a great time with you but also walked away feeling so inspired.

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Practise Wellness :: Mala Collection Mini-Session

Loved doing this mini-session last month with Krys from Practise Wellness showcasing one of many available malas for Mala Collection.

Acting as an ambassador for Mala Collective, she tells her story of self healing through meditation. She says by using their gorgeous malas she came to fully embrace self love and actual acceptance.

Krys is also expecting her firstborn later this year. Of course I couldn’t resist just a couple of bump photos once we were done with the business side of things. Love me a bit of maternity 😉

I can’t wait to hear the baby news later this year!

 

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Gorgeous Imogen :: Portfolio

So I’m a month behind in my blog.. But, better late than never right? 😉

I don’t get to do much portfolio work so when I was given this opportunity to do Imogen’s portfolio images I was so pleased 🙂

This shy, down-to-earth, natural beauty was so easy to photograph. Beautiful on the inside as well as out, just gorgeous. And let me just say; as requested by her agency,  she has absolutley no make-up on. What you see is all natural. Just gorgeous!!

I really enjoyed this session and would love to do more portfolio work. If you need your own portfolio updated, I would love to hear from you!

Bec x

 

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Nicola Chatman: Organic Gardening, Sunshine Coast Commercial Photography, Noosa Hinterland

I love when I hear from clients that want me to photograph something I haven’t captured before. This was the case with Nicola. To be honest, I didn’t really know what to expect. Anyone that knows me, knows I can’t grow a garden to save myself. If plants had legs, they would run a mile from me. How would I capture the very essence of something that I’m so hopeless at?

Well.. did I surprise myself. I LOVED this shoot. It’s been one of my favourites to date. Nicola is as gorgeous on the inside as she looks on the outside and she welcomed me into her little humble home overlooking the meadows with open arms.

I wish you could smell the aroma through the images, mint and basil scented the country air. It was gorgeous!

As an organic gar­den­ing teacher, Nicola inspires peo­ple to grow their own food, find nour­ish­ment in nature, take stock of their per­sonal val­ues and have a laugh along the way. You can get her prac­ti­cal gar­den­ing tips + videos through her free newslet­ter ‘Sprout’ atwww.nicolachatham.com. You can also find her on Facebook at Sprout! Community

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Dirty Pierre, Sunshine Coast Commercial Photography

Loved shooting this concept session for Sean from Dirty Pierre! Was a great opportunity to get creative and more importantly, set the mood to suit Sean’s music and style. We both decided to risk the ‘touch and go’ weather at the time and  we were lucky and very thankful that the weather cleared up just in time for our session.

Check out Sean’s fantastic music on the Dirty Pierre Facebook page or on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQj6YcBFiV8

I wish Sean all the very best for his journey with his great and very talented music.

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