Vibrant won’t be taking any further wedding bookings for the remainder of this year and next year.
Thanks to the lovely couples we have booked in, looking forward to your day!
It’s been a busy week. I was looking back on the blog pulling out some images for a class I taught on Tuesday / Wednesday and I realised that last April was also a super crazy month. I though I would have learned from last year not to take on so much work 😀
Anyway I managed to pull the kidlets and mrsdear out to our local beach for a few quick snaps. The promise of fast-food afterwards provided the good behaviour.Read More
While I was up the Hunter Valley for David & Katie’s wedding + holiday, we took the family to a vineyard just outside of the resort we were staying at and grabbed a few shots. I don’t take much family photos and even rarer, shots of Naomi! Here’s a few quick edits from today… heading home tomorrow.
you wouldn’t have guessed it, but Sam was so tired and grumpy just minutes before…
forever my delight… Naomi…
I love the colours and vibrancy you get from shooting in the middle of the day with sun out!
April was a pretty big month for us. We had 7 weddings along with e’sessions. Files we collected from April totalled just over 500GB. In fact, April was so daunting that Naomi took the boys up North for a week holiday without me, leaving me to tackle a triple-header (3 weddings in a weekend: F,S,Su) and cut into the editing by myself. Smart wife 🙂
We are happy to say we’ve made it through, look forward to showing you some of the images in the coming weeks and winding down in the winter for workshops, sleep, friends, family and more sleep… perhaps even hibernation.
& a few images of the c-monster (Caleb)
When people talk to me and find out I have 3 boys as well as photograph for a living, they tell me I must have lots of beautiful photos of my children. I shake my head. Much to the disgust of Naomi we have far and few photos, especially of our latest – Caleb. So much so, that Naomi woke up the other day and exclaimed she was going to buy a PnS camera (or as I call it a PoS camera) so she could have photos. And much to my embarrassment, she did.
I guess its like a painter’s own house… unpainted. I call it occupational neglect, Naomi calls it$%^& lazy 🙂 I am reminded that they don’t have to be perfect photos… they just have to exist!
So here is to more existing of Caleb, on my harddrive and on our walls…
Usually when the phrase ‘like a kid in a candy store’ is used in our household, it is referring to me in a camerastore. This time it was Josiah in a party-store!
Two day before Josiah’s 5th birthday I took him to All Things Party and let him go nuts choosing anything red he wanted for his party. Pushing a small child-sized shopping trolley around he was very selective –
‘that one… um… that one and…. that one’,
‘Ah… THIS one!’ ‘… and balloons – lots of balloons!’
With a car boot full of red – and a credit card seeing red we went home and started preparing.
We had decided ahead of time to have a colored theme for his party. At the time his ‘favouritest’ colour was red. That afternoon he stated very-matter-of-factly that red was no longer his favouritest colour and it was green. I told him in no-uncertain terms that red was the new green, the shop wouldn’t take back half a dozen filled helium balloons and we had already made a red cake. Not to mention all the guests coming were told to wear something red.
‘umm… ok I like red now!’
– don’t you love the effect of rationalisation on a 5 year old!
Anyway – he’s a few happy snaps from his big RED 5 party…
Pinata time first – this sucker was tought to break… Daddy to the rescue!
about 2 seconds later… out masterpiece was decimated…
weeks later – Josiah’s scalp is still red… we have to explain to everyone it’s not sunburn + neglectful parents 🙂
and of course why not some crazy photos as well…
Happy birthday Josiah – our lives are forever blessed and enriched with you as our son. We love you heaps!