Lights, camera, action! Just do your best darling…
Lights? as in off camera?, studio lights?, triggers?. Shit! i have to do some reading! To say i was a little out of my depth here was an understatement. I had planned to do some reading before this shoot but well, life happened and i never had the chance. Luckily for me i had my friend and Craig Byrne helping me out on this one and although he too was a little green in the lighting department i think we ‘winged’ it pretty well. This was a promotional shoot for a good friend of mine Cathrine Ann who is a gifted jazz vocalist. We are indeed blessed to have this angelic voice with us here. Add one wonderfully beautiful Jazz singer model into the mix with a few friends at Padlock Studios in East Perth, cheese, bikkies and enough bevy’s to fuel a bucks party and we had one fantastic day! The shots started out a little stiff and rehearsed but as time progressed we all loosened up to reveal some great shots for promotional media. Not only did the shoot turn out well, friends were made. Thank you to Craig for the help, Samantha and Amanda for the makeup and finally to Cathrine for the opportunity to be involved in such a wonderful day. Please click on the photo of Catherine to go to the gallery.
Every once in a while i have a little treat in photography. I’m talking about having the wonderful opportunity to take photos of friend’s babies. I did a shoot for Jodi and Pete of their little Archie. Such a nice experience. Congratulations to you both on such a handsome little boy. He’s going to be a heartbreaker …and hopefully a good cricketer! Thanks for the opportunity. Great to meet little Archie too!
Another beautiful morning in Hyde Park photographing friends followed by coffee in East Perth. What a great way to spend a Saturday morning. Erik was my first ever baby shoot, he’s a year older now and just starting to walk. This time his father Marcus was was back from work so we could get some wonderful family shots. It was also the first time i have had the pleasure of shooting in overcast conditions! Fantastic light makes for some great outdoor photography! Please click on the photo to go to the gallery.
Wedding photography, I love the challenge and the pressure yet more than that i love meeting the people that make these wonderful days. Louise and Chris are all about their friends. They wanted an informal wedding and held it at a friends home, a beautiful architecturally designed house in City Beach. Again this was another photographic journalism style of photography. Chris and Louise wanted a record of the day rather than the more formal posed shots. The night was a celebration of two families coming together from the moment it started until the small hours of the morning. I heard it went right through to sun up! Thank you very much to the newly weds for the opportunity to capture your moments. It was a pleasure!
Just before Christmas last year i had the opportunity to shoot the Sheedy’s at Hyde Park. Andrea is a schoolmate so it was great to catch up and meet her family. It was going to be a stinker of a hot day so we met there early in the morning to beat the heat and apparently to catch the kids before they went ferral. I don’t know what you were talking about Andrea, they were great! . This was also opportunity to test drive my new lens, the revered Canon 70-200. It’s heavy, gaudy and cumbersome yet totally worth the effort. I’m loving it! I’ve kept most of the images in mono as requested thankfully by Andrea, i say thankfully as i have found that black and white seems to mellow out the dappled light really well.