Meet Tilley the pussy cat photo bomber – she chose this out-take moment to join in on the family portrait.
Saturday morning was spent with these two & their gang of four kids (5 if you include Tilley the cat) at a “Family Story Session”
That’s where I get to spend up to 4 hours hanging out with your family to create a Family Album that holds authentic memories of everything you love about your family.
More of this pancake/scone making, pajama fun morning coming soon.
Most days I JUST KNOW if an image is a colour or a black & white variety. However – I do hit a wall sometimes & can’t decide. This image below was one of those doozies for me. You see, I adore black and white photography. The first film I ever developed & processed in the dark room was black and white & this started my love affair with black and white portraits.
Instead of playing mind games with myself, I simply chose to do this image both ways. You can decide which you like best.
I was reflecting today on the past two years. The most warming memories I have are of a time when I was incapacitated in bed, in a lot of pain recovering from a major operation. You know what my friends did? Regularly showed up on my door-step bearing delicious food, interesting books & dvd’s. They sat for hours chatting & making laugh. It showed me what an amazing life I have with incredibly gorgeous people around me.
I encourage everyone to show small acts of kindness whenever they can. It can really brighten someones day.
One of the questions I always ask my brides is – do you have a particular style you are thinking about for your wedding day?
There is a lot of pressure it seems to live up to when “styling” your wedding. There’s nothing wrong with gathering inspiration & making vision boards – but do keep it in perspective
I always remind my bride & groom that it is a day to let your hair down and be surrounded by people you adore. Being stressed on the day over the decorations & styling is not worth the energy & not the memories you want to look back on.
Make sure you choose styling that reflects & compliments you both. Don’t try & live up to some unrealistic expectations of what a wedding “should” look like. Be careful of too much pinterest trolling (though we love it here at Tracy Lee Headquarters- but keep it in perspective) or before you know it, you will have wild crazy plans that detract from what the day is about – the two of you.
I Finally Made it to the Forage.
What is The Forage?
For all things “foodie” fashion & music, The Forage is an awesome place to chill out at. This time is was held at the historical 1940 Aircraft Hangar #47. There were heaps of people milling around listening to the live music, checking out some pretty gorgeous fashion & noshing on mouth watering food from the pop-up street food stalls.
My best TIP for anyone wanting to head out to the next Forage- go on an empty belly cause you are going to want to fill it up more than once
He’s getting bigger, bolder & from here on – Tommen is now known as : A-HOLE NINJA!
Don’t be fooled by his cute looks. He WILL attack you as you innocently walk by couches, he WILL smack you in the face with his paw while you are in REM sleep if he considers it play time & he WILL beat up an old 12 year old dog whenever the fancy takes him.
I had the pleasure of working with this lovely lady to create some awesome photos for her new website. As her business name suggests- she is a sparkly & fun lady to work with. Lynda is a professional speaker who supports other businesses in helping them to grow & reach out to more people. Being profoundly deaf herself, she has a unique insight into reaching everyone & can help any business become more accessible to more people. This was the session that I walked away from thinking that there are days when my job does not feel like a job at all. Lynda & I chatted our way through the session & had some great laughs! I know we will work together again in some capacity, even if it’s a chat over coffee & sharing our business goals. Check out her great new website - BRIGHT SPARK SPEAKING
I WAS ONE OF THE LUCKY 150
Moran Prizes are pleased to announce that they have now chosen 150 Semi-Finalists for the 2014 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize.
The task for making final selections was extremely difficult due to the outstanding quality and creativity of entries received. Nearly 3000 entries were received this year, up 10% compared to 2013. Moran Prizes would like to thank all entrants for their continued support and wish our Semi-Finalists the best of Luck. To view all Semi-Finalists work please visit the photographic prize gallery at http://www.moranprizes.com.au/gallery/photographic