Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bel, Curt and baby Hudson - a Family Portrait

Belinda and Curt were featured in one of our very first blog posts when we showed them visiting our studio when collecting their wedding album. Time has flown and now Curt and Belinda have a beautiful little son named, Hudson.

Hudson was keen to meet his mum and dad and arrived five weeks early back on June 21st. Obviously under such circumstances, a newborn shoot was out of the question as he spent his first few weeks in hospital growing stronger each day. Now at 4 1/2 months old he a still a little tacker, but healthy and absolutely perfect.

So here is Hudson's first official photoshoot with his very proud mum and dad.

Belinda and Curt, he was just so beautiful. I can't wait to see how he grows. I hope you like this little preview.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Merrin and Mario - 25th October 2009

For this wedding, Alex had one of our favourite second shooters, Serena, head out with him while I had a day at home with my boys.

Merrin and Mario both looked great and Alex and Serena were impressed by the willingness of another wedding party who were all happy to be in front of the camera.

After the touching marriage ceremony at the Seventh Day Adventist Church at Mt. Gravatt, it was off to the favourite locations around Mirra at Fortitude Valley for a few more photos then in to Mirra, where Merrin and Mario partied the night away.

Congratulations to Merrin and Mario on your marriage and we hope you enjoy a few of these images from your day.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tracy and Jeff - 24th October 2009

Wow! What a day we had with Tracy and Jeff. We arrived to shoot the boys and within two minutes we were introduced to their humour and the laughs just kept on rolling all day. There wasn't a hint of shyness with this group and even one of the groomsmen's mothers got into the spirit by helping Jeff to dress (er, umm... and undress.) The hot pink undies on the groom must have done the trick.

We headed over to the girls to be met by Tracy who was excited and a little nervous about the day ahead, but very soon she got into the swing of things and along with her maids, they were all hamming it up for the camera.

The ceremony was at Sirromet Winery then we whisked the bridal party away for some photos by the bayside. When we arrived back for the last of the photos at Sirromet, the storm clouds had rolled in and there was lightning off in the distance. We couldn't believe our luck with the magnificent light and weather. Perfect for photos.

The reception room looked amazing and was topped off by a very popular chocolate fountain from "Chocolate Cascades". After capturing all the amazing room details and taste testing a few of the marshmallows and strawberries dipped in chocolate it was time for us to head off leaving everyone to party the night away.

Congratulations to Tracy and Jeff, we hope you are enjoying your Thai honeymoon and hope you like your sneak peek.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A New Beginning - Birth Photography

A few days ago Carmen contacted me asking if I would photograph the impending birth of her son. Birth photography is one of my favourite things - it is a time in a woman's life when she is most vulnerable yet also most powerful. I obviously jumped at the chance and chatted to Carmen about her due dates (another week away) and all the little details.

Just two nights later as I jumped into bed I received the phonecall to say her waters had broken and I was off to Ipswich Hospital for the big event.

I arrived at emergency at the same time as Carmen, her mother Bev and her sister Gretchen. We all made the trek to the bith suites together to wait and see what happened.

Carmen ended up sleeping for a bit with her sister close by her side. She soon hopped up to go to the bathroom and ended up staying in there until the birth of her perfect little son a couple of hours later. The high pressure shower head and gas were the only pain relied used. A huge thumbs up has to go to Gretchen also who was everything a support person should be and more - she barely left her sister's side the whole time.

Please enjoy this birth slideshow. It runs for 8 min 34 sec so you might want to grab a coffee.

Thank you to Carmen for allowing me to document this most amazing part of your life and congratulations on the birth of your not so little man.

*no graphic birth pictures are included*