I’m not a fan of over long cute quote stuff…..but today I was, so I made this.

I have posted it for myself, to remind myself that I had a good morning in-spite of the yucky stuff. I smiled a lot because of the small moments in my day that made today all worth it.

HAPPY DAY FOLKS….

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If someone had said to me 5 years ago “Tracy, in 5 years from now, you will be sitting in a room full of photographers watching a photograph you had taken being judged by a panel of Master Photographers and being awarded a Silver Award at the Australian Professional Photography Awards” I would have belly laughed until I had to cross my legs (no further explanation needed why ;) )

It’s been a wonderful year for me photographic wise. I made the decision not over think my images that I entered into the awards but went with ones that I felt showed emotion & character, I’m glad I did.

I was feeling fairly chilled while watching the judges at this years APPAS until my image came up on the screen. They weren’t perfect, they had technical issues but all the judges comments were great to hear & have all contributed to the incredible learning journey you go on when entering awards.

I didn’t realise just how much tension I was holding onto during the judges commenting and scoring until it was over. I let my breath out & even my collar bones ached from holding my shoulder & neck muscles so tightly.

Here’s my little brag list ;)

2013 – International Loupe Awards – Bronze Award in Portraits

2014 – Epson ACT Professional Photography Awards – Silver Award (Family)

2014 – Epson ACT Professional Photography Awards – Silver with Distinction Award (Family)

2014 – AIPP ACT Emerging Photographer of the Year – Finalist

2014 – Canon Australian Professional Photography Awards – Silver Award (Family)

2014 – Canon Australian Professional Photography Awards – Silver Award (Family)

My biggest take-ways from my photo journey so far

  1. The friends I have made along the way.
  2. The encouragement & support I get from the new networks that have come into my life.
  3. Learning new skills that challenge & excite me.
  4. Capturing people’s stories in images & watching their reactions when they see their visual story unfold before them as they look through their photo album or prints.
  5. That being excited every day about what you do is incredibly important to living an authentic and happy life.
  6. That valuing my time it takes to plan & create what I do is important & I have learnt to appreciate it so much more.
  7. To not stress about the fact not everyone will value the time it takes to plan, prepare, undertake a photo session, cull, back up, edit, upload, design, produce, run a business & continue professional learning learning to keep my skills current etc. It’s ok- we all walk to a different beat & I find I tend to only get like-minded people as clients anyway (thank you Universe).
  8. Not all of these images received an award- but they were all recognised for being of a professional level & that makes my smile.

The most unexpected achievement was being  one of three finalist in the  2014  AIPP ACT Emerging Photographer of the Year.

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I had a Sunday off from shooting so headed down with my mum to the Old Bus Depo Markets.

Noise, people, colour, sights, scents & clever people showing off their clever wares. From macarons, handmade wooden furniture, textiles, jewellery, fresh bagels..the list goes on…

Old Bus Depot Markets   I   Wentworth Avenue, Kingston I  10am-4pm, Sundays
To see more photos from this awesome market- head over to the “Just Stuff Musing” Blog

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I love when a photo session doesn’t feel like work, but a fun time hanging out with an awesome person! This quick heads-shot session on Saturday with this gorgeous lady was fun & ran over time because we kept chatting. Lynda from Bright Spark Speaking is a professional Speaker & Trainer. Here’s a couple of frames form this fun session.

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WHEW! I love a productive morning at headquarters.

Client Photo Book finished – tick

Two bookings – tick & tick

A new client who wants something a little left of center - TICK

Three past clients sending referrals – tick (love you guys :)

And this gallery posted – tick

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Count the Shadows   I   Count the people

How many people are there?

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This is a moment I have been privileged to be a part of on many occasions. That moment when two family members connect in a way that reminds us all of how important connections are with our loved ones.

Do I set out to make clients cry?

Haha- it’s definitely not my aim to make people cry at photo sessions, but I do have some techniques I use to help clients feel at ease in front of the camera. I don’t tell jokes (I am going on the record to say I am the WORST joke teller EVER), but I do talk to my clients & ask them questions. I encourage them to share thoughts & stories with each other, & this often  leads to people telling  “stuff” they would not usually say in everyday conversation.

Yesterdays photo shoot was an extended family session with a great bunch of people. There was lots of laughter, friendly banter & yes- some tears.  Here’s peek for you Leeanne- with many more to come soon.

Thanks for great session & thank you for reminding me how important it is to make time to hang out with loved ones :)

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If you look at this image and think “I would love a photo like that with my mum/sister/partner/husband/wife/kids/puppy…;)” get in contact & let’s have chat.

 

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GOODBYE WINTER!

In a salute to the gorgeous winters we have here in Canberra, here is a peek at the next Fine art photo album. It is going through it’s final design stage here at Tracy Lee Photography.

How the design process works.

The initial design is created here at Tracy Lee Photography’s headquarters then sent out as a draft to you. The best response is “WOW- love it, it’s perfect, send to printer ASAP!”

But occasionally there might be an extra image or two you may want too include. And that is all good – because you get two opportunities to make changes to your photo album design.

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Beautiful cloth covers
Small I Medium I Large
Fun Image covers
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You can choose from Image covers or gorgeous Cloth covers.

See more Photo Album samples HERE


For those who have asked me about how Tommen (really naughty cat) & George (the old man dog) are getting on…..Tracy Lee Photography  I  Our Pets


There’s nothing more kids like to do than tickle their mums.

This shoot was fun and full of laughter. We had a dragon, swords and piggy backs!

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