I am still catching up from an amazing 4 days at Canberra’s National Folk Festival. Here is just a taste of what I saw this weekend. Emotive dances (Hush Gypsy), moving stories, music that got me up dancing and songs that moved me to tears. I can’t wait to share more.

Here is what my beautiful friend wrote -  Tracy Lee you have such a unique gift with the camera. You can capture the normally ‘unseen’ glimpses of a person’s soul like no other photographer that I know- Rita

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How does this sound to all you “creatives” out there who own a business but hate the boring old formats for business plans!

I’ll teach you how to embrace sales like a long lost friend and welcome her in for a cuppa. Attract more of your dream clients, deliver your true value and reap the rewards for it.

Helen Roe, creator of The Orange Lantern.

Come along to the next League of Extraordinary Women’s breakfast (in May) to hear about Marketing & Business planning for Creatives!

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If you are a small business, I can help you with your brand. Custom shoots to tell your story. I can’t wait to share more with you.

Since starting to do these type of shoots, I have connected with some pretty amazing people who are passionate about what they do & want to share it with the world.
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The Centenary of Canberra – the 100 year birthday for our Nation’s capital, found my home town full of celebrations & events 2013.

One of the most talked about features of this celebration was Patricia Piccinini’s  Sky Whale!! Yep – a big whale with boobs!

I came across it one morning when out & about with my big girl camera.

It was intriguing and made me smile

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What better way to kick start a  working lunch than a glass of wine! That’s exactly what we did this day!

I had the pleasure of attending first Canberra Member’s Working Lunch of 2014 by The League of Extraordinary Women. It was facilitated by Omania Terry in her gorgeous space in Kingston.

Thank you to Deanne Brennan of Think Out Loud who is the Leagues Canberra crusader for organising.

To all the wonderful ladies I met on the day – thank you for all the interesting stories!

If you attend and wanted to see the rest of the images – follow this LINK

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If you want to learn more about The League of Extraordinary Women you HERE

To check out the space we had - HERE

To see what Deanne is all about - HERE


As I look at my editing screen today, I am reminded just how important it is to exist in your own family photos & not just be the one behind the camera.

I had the privilege of capturing 4 generations of this family yesterday. We were erring on cancelling due to unpredictable weather & I am so glad we didn’t as I  got this message this morning…”so glad you got pics done yesterday. Mum’s not that well today”

It was heart warming to watch this beautiful family interact & see the genuine warmth they shared. There may or may not have fart jokes  on the day ;)…….. I grinned all the way home.

Here’s a peak for you Wilma. I can’t wait to share the rest.

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…seriously, this is the view I see when I stand at my front door. Yep, I pinch myself daily :)

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Maternity shoot – CHECK!

Newborn shoot – CHECK!

Big Sister shoot – CHECK!

These make me smile!

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Why have a boring old head-shot shoot for your website when you can have one with a bit of fun!

 

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One image.
Shoot it exactly as you see it.
No direction, no props.
Photographed that fortnight.

 Our collective of women photographers who document the “seemingly unseen realities of being human” has reached it’s 27th week.

Our goal is 52 weeks.

You can see this fortnights post here – WEEK 27

Here’s a few from the past few weeks along with a couple that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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Shh Nobody's watching collaboration I Tracy Lee Photography

Shh Nobody's watching collaboration I Tracy Lee Photography

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Who Is Tracy Lee?

Tracy Lee is a photographer from Canberra, she shoots beautiful families, kids and even the odd wonderful wedding. She will drive an extra mile for a good chai, can play 4 chords or her guitar and is somewhat obsessed with the colour green. She is also one of the bravest people us Shher’s know but we will save that story for another day.

Why do you make photos?

As a kid one of my favourite things was to pour over my parents photo albums and see the stories captured in them. Dad always had us out adventuring and had his camera on hand to record every detail. As a grown up I like to document  the life of friends and family and record the things we easily forget. The best buzz in life is to see someone smile when they look at a photo I’ve created.

What did you do before you took photos?

Sang songs about underwear and smelly armpits. I was a teacher of children. Though- I have always had a camera on me. even as a kid.

What would you do if you didn’t take photos?

Write children’s books and develop teaching resources to support creative learning experiences in early childhood classroom. Become queen of the world and bring about world peace.. of course.

Do you shoot personal work?

Yes. Though building my own business took over for a while and I got lost. I have started to wander back into shooting for myself more. I love the freedom and creative licence it gives you and I love shooting my dancing girls- the colour, the movement, the thrill that dance gives people and capturing the amazing supportive community we have here in Canberra.

What image or images are you most proud of ?

Photos of my dear family and friends I adore the most. They are the ones I will still look at in 30 years to come and will mean the most to me.I do feel pretty chuffed about some of the images that I have taken, not because of their technical features.. but rather the fact that I managed to capture something that I would have missed had I not had the courage just to shoot it. Those images that never nearly were.

What are you using to shoot this project?

My Canon 5DMII But am planning on using a smaller, less conspicuous camera down the track.

How is this project challenging you?

Shh is helping me be brave and step outside the comfort zone. It takes me to that terrifying  moment where I see something I just know I must capture and that split second where you can  talk yourself out of it. The best days are where you breathe in, press the shutter then have that thrilling sensation you did it (and hope no one chases you down the road for taking a photo of them).

Do you find yourself sneaking around in camouflage each week?

Haha! Not so much- but I do find myself doing crazy u turns in the car or walking past the same scene a few times (stalker style).

 

PORTRAITS

WEDDINGS

PERSONAL WORK


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