Can you believe that 12 months ago (almost to the day) I closed my studio and began looking for a new place?
Well we're still looking - seems you cant rush on the things you want!
Although being portable has had amazing advantages, I do miss having somewhere to set up the night before...
Christmas is almost upon us am I'm super excited this year with Indy's 1st Christmas!!
I think i've blown any type of budget I dreamed of having on her lol but its all worth it in the end :)
So hopefully as this year come to a close - ill keep looking for a new home that will include a studio & office and if it takes us into the new year it'll be my resolution to do so!
She is super close to walking and im dreading those stairs we have currently an baby gates (im such a clutz!)
We also tried Santa for the 1st time - he wasn't a big hit but it was just enough to get some super cute photos!
- that scouts hall was amazing! I can see me using it again!!
So with that being said - Mum life is everything I dreamed it would be an more - every day im excited to see what will happen next (who needs sleep right!).
So, unless there's more big news ill leave it here for this year :)
Merry Christmas everyone - and thank you again for letting me capture your memories; either for the 1st time or again.
I love my work so much, and im loving the time spent at home to! xx
OK so i've had to update my hours, and im kind of sad to say that i will no longer be running 7 days a week.
With my little one coming onto 8 months ( :O ) i have enrolled her into swimming Wednesday mornings an we have an ongoing appointment with Rhyme Time at our local library ( :P ) Wednesday afternoons - so after much thought - my working week will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
I run on these days an it gives not only myself, but you as the client much more flexibility when it comes to booking a photoshoot. I do sunrises, to sunsets & even events.
Babies to toddlers, families and friends.
All are welcome to, enquire & book. Photos take 7-12 days turn around (from me to you) - the only time that may change is the busy season (aka santa ;) ) but im booking again in November for that so we have PLENTY of time.
Alway happy to answer any questions and i hope that taking Wednesday off my availability does not deter anyone from booking with me.
Thank you guys! xx <3
We are almost in May how fast has the time gone!
Mother's days specials were a big hit, so many surprise photos are on the way!
Indiana is a few days away from being 3 whole months old, and going really well.
Im enjoying time at home with her while we still house hunt - but things are looking positive with a prospect in sight, we just have to keep our fingers an toes crossed this new place comes our way!
Its at least a month or so away - right in time for the weather to most likely turn on me as i've had such a good run with it and photos!
That being said - May's monthly baby photos are still going to be outside (lake pertobe), and depending on the situation Im hoping for June to be too, i've just got to think of somewhere new to explore for you all! :)
It'll be nice to set up at home with the studio, that way most of you will get to meet Miss Indy!!
Im looking at a different set-up with it all too - possibly very few backdrops (I still have all my props though!) and natural light where i can - but i do have a new fancy flashlight i am in love with hehe!
So other than a possible new location there isn't a whole lot more news!
On a personal note; i've been keeping very busy, getting back to my swimming (it's a great daddy & daughter time!), playgroup, mums group and music with the little one and some fun friend catch ups in between all that...
In amongst all of this my mysheviouse Rollo pup chose this time to hurt his leg and required 2 lots of surgery - so it's been hard on him seeing all the attention Indiana's been getting and even though he's never left out he's really feeling the pain of having to rest and not play :(
But 3 more weeks we can start playing again and his leg would have fully healed, six weeks for any active pup is a nightmare though.
I love taking him swimming for part of his rehab it's nice to have some time with him and get him out of the house too!
Having Daddy being at home is really helping to, while i work they play the bond between them is super cute - but she loves her morning with me more hehe! #notajelousemumatall
Ok so a few months have passed with no updates? :)
Newborns are hard work lol
Indiana Ellie has arrived safely and is settling in really well with us, however her big brother Rollo isn't sure what's going on yet :)
So i start back work with (still) no studio but im running the monthly baby photos at the F J Gardens again and the botanic ones the following month, giving us time to look for a new house/space to run from.
I'm keen as mustard to begin work again - i have really missed you guys!
So technically i start March 5th - even though i've been doing my little indy's photos for the past few weeks now ;)
Hoping you have been enjoying the ones on my page and instagram - however - there is more coming! :D
I loved doing my maternity ones, even Marcus enjoyed the camera I was so grateful to have a friend in the photo business do some for us as well and including Rollo was simply amazing - im not that skilled on the remote timer to do that myself yet. More so we're getting our very own family/newborn photos done with yet another friend in the photography business (we are all friends lol!) and once again this gem has said - Rollo can come too! They are this week and i'm beyond excited!
So no studio updates however we do have more time to look and get started.
I am very portable though so if you want newborn/babies/families with backdros ect - i can come to you.
I have a wonderful new light that i can use to get that perfect shot every time, however still having some awesome warm days/evenings i love being outside!
So for now - here's an Indiana pick and the monthly photos details ;)
2 days old <3
1 week old 2 weeks old 3 weeks old
OK so this is how my January looks - yes the time off has hit before i knew it!
I'm still offering the 'new look' gift vouchers with the added bonus of a 12 month expiry!
They can be made for any amount or a full session - the choice is yours!
(can also be sent electronically so once payment is cleared you have it instantly!)
Monthly Photos will be at the Fletcher Jones Gardens. I'll be set up on the art gallery side, near George & Jacks van, for convenience - if that changes once i speak to the grounds keeper i'll let you all know via the facebook page.
The event is up already and some spots have been filled, so book in quickly.
As you can see im still available right up until 8th Jan - and with family being down there's never been a better time to book!
As of Saturday 30th December the studio will also be no longer as we're beginning to move it all, with my last shoot in there on the Thursday, how fitting is it that its a newborn! <3
We're also still house hunting to see if we can set up from home, as I've had no luck shop wise, either with co-rent/share or solo place.
Lets hope Ocean View comes back after the leave with a great new area to work from and a healthy baby girl to boot!
I won't write another blog for a little while now, but i will post on the page any news of bubs arrival!
With 6 weeks to go, so little time to get 'the last few things' before she comes but we'll surely get there - i am beyond excited!
Have a great new years!
January Monthly Photos will go ahead as planned.
However i many not be able to use the studio, thinking the FJ Gardens as a Back-Up.
My time off of: Jan 8th - 5th March is all going well - i may need more time after bubs is born, im hoping not but if i do I'll be back for April's Monthly Photos being the 2nd April. I'm sorry but i didn't realise that there may be complications, like with any birth - it might be fine - but i may not be able to physically get back in time for the March date - but, i will be in touch regardless!
We are house hunting but we have time now to really look properly.
December is very very busy - once again - if you're keen on those family photos before Christmas its now too late , digitals take no time getting back to you, i can even push a 7 day turn around - don't hesitate to ask -
A big collection of photos will be this monday coming (Monday 11th Dec) & the last one before Christmas Monday 18th Dec.
These dates are for people who have or are ordering prints.
Digital images can be made downloadable or onto USB as soon as they are finished!
So if family is here after christmas, why not get them together before the new year!
I've uploaded the new Dec Calendar as it sits now below so check it out - it has when im available, booked and unavailable, talk with the family and let me know! :)
Or grab a 'new look' gift voucher off me! Can be made for any amount or a full session - the choice is yours!
(can also be sent electronically so once payment is cleared you have it instantly!)
So with not much else to tell you baby/studio wise this is probably my shortest blog ever lol!
Oh! Keep in mind too - i do run outside or "normal business hours" so don't worry about after 5pm shoots im more than happy to do them & early morning ones too if mornings are your preferred time...
I will be in touch to keep you all informed xxx
OK so we are moving at what feels like a leaf in a storm and its almost Dec!
Whats happening with the studio: ive convinced my other half to move house. Yup that's it ahah!
I have been unsuccessful in finding an area in town or even with another business - so why not move it all.
So thats what im doing at the moment, house hunting & Drs appointments :)
So - HOPEFULLY, we can get this organised as soon as we find someplace.
My other news - is January Monthly Photos *MIGHT*not go ahead either - but im jumping the gun a bit though as i've yet to confirm a few things with my Drs - after a meeting this week with a different Dr i've been told the little princess might be too big/long for my short body and i may have to be induced - i just don't have a lot of other information - but the last thing i want you guys to do is worry!
So i was thinking if monthly photos WAS (and so far it is) to go ahead we might just make 2 packs available both being digital files so i can get them back to you without holding up time with prints, as i might not make it to the printers & Marcus can always help with usbs/disc's ect but not the driving side of things lol.
Also i've been adding to the December calendar (ill attach another copy below though) and even that's becoming quite full...
So if you want photos back BEFORE Christmas - you'll need to book before Monday 18th Dec - so i have time to get them back to you. If you're not worried about the Christmas rush - ill need bookings organised so i can finish up (still hoping) January 8th.
I'm happy to have anyone drop by and collect (after Jan 8th) digital files but printing will be a little harder at this point - so once again im happy to organize digital files, personalizing each booking as best i can making sure your accommodated! :)
So this blog was a little short and sweet - but i cant wait to get some fantastic photos with you all over the next month (or two! ;) ) with this warm weather sunset family/couples/pet shoots are going to be a blast!! :D
Any issues or questions im always happy to answer, just inbox/txt or call me - but for this week at least this is all the information i have booking & monthly photos wise. :)
Jan 8th - 5th March is all going well - i may need more time after bubs is born, im hoping not but if i do Ill be back for April's Monthly Photos being the 2nd April. I'm sorry but i didn't realise that there may be complications, like with any birth - it might be fine - but i may not be able to physically get back in time for the March date - but, i will be in touch regardless!
Right – here I go again lol
OK after a few visits to the hospital (each all ok!), I’ve been told to slow down from the midwifes.
So December is going to be very spaced out booking wise.
I’m still going to operate and run as I’m fine but I do need to slow down on my work load…
Working 3 to 4 days a week as a maximum, working around bookings (so not particular days were I’m closed just spaced out evenly) as well as any future Doctor appointments I may have.
November is pretty much fully booked, as ill have orders coming in as well as the Santa photos, monthly photos, general Christmas shoots and family photos!
It’s a wonderfully busy month for sure!
So I highly suggest if you are wanting family photos done and back before Christmas you need to book, and fast.
Spaces will be limited.
In December I do have a little mini session something lined up that will be back in time for Christmas… but I’m not giving that away just yet!
The December bookings calendar is below as it sits from today...
Gift vouchers are available for any amount or as a full package.
I’ll be returning to photography mid – late March so vouchers wont be affected, and those that have been brought/written out have been given extra time due to my leave.
My Last day of work, all going well is January 8th – as the monthly baby photos.
It’s also then the studio will move/close until I can find another area – but we’re in the nice weather time, why not enjoy the outdoors more! ;)
I’ll have my props on me so I can come to you for any private sessions, as in newborn, cake smashes (ill still clean up!) and boudoir.
So that’s really it, January will be here before you know it, after that I’ll be a Mother! :O wow!
I’m so appreciative of all the love and support that you as my clients & friends have shown me during this new time for me – I had no idea on many things regarding pregnancy, more so this thing you call sleepiness ahah
But I thank you all for being so patient with me and I look forward to seeing you all over the Christmas period!
Santa will be here in just a few days!!
OK - so apart from never being so tired in my life lol - growing this little princess is tuckering me out much much earlier than i ever expected, so things are a little slow on the computer side of things right now, with a few of you waiting on me :(
I am working through them though - please hang tight!
So October is booked out for me right now - im taking bookings for November & December as we speak as you can see on the facebook page & website that Santa has been booked in and the sessions are ready to book in as of now!
Ive attached the November calendar as it stands right now, so you can see what's available already and what's not
**please note i have included dates i need for hospital visits, as far as i know now - the late evening im unavailable are from 6pm onwards, im still available before that time.
Let's hope the nights get warmer and we can do more evening family photos, these are a special favorite of mine! :)
As you may know, I run 7 days a week, but don't keep 'normal' business hours so we can always book in late evenings more so now with daylight savings too!
December i will be working but i will be slowing down also, so if you are considering getting family photos done before Christmas i highly suggest booking them in now also - im looking at one day on 2-3 days off as i'll be pretty big then and it'll be harder for me to move around as well as i can between now and then! :D
Besides January Monthly Photos, i'll be taking Jan/Feb off - possible most of march too, just to get ready & have my very own newborn baby girl! <3
Also the studio will be moved early January - where, im still unsure; i've had no leads open and no ideal offers on a solo area...
So for now - thank you for reading my update, take care and hopefully I see you before Christmas!
Ho! Ho! Ho!
So it's all great and exciting, as well as tiring lol
Baby news - it's a girl! and we're due early Feb :)
Morning sickness has subsided and i can work with a bit more ease now.
I've been working out October and before i know it, it's here!
I knew dates would come in quickly, while there are still many days left for last minute bookings i'd suggest to book when you see a date available!
It's a great month for cake smashes, kinder photos and family photos, a little bit of everything!
Ive attached the Oct calender at the bottom of the post so you can see right now what's available, and what days might suit you for your family photos!
I've not gone near November as yet as i am waiting on the big red man to let me know when Santa photos works best for him - after all, he's the main focus!
but i have new backdrops and a new set up that i can't wait to show you!
Santa is looking at Nov 7th, 8th & 14th, as well as the 15th for pet santa photos - or it could be 14th, 15th & 21st with Santa pet photos 22nd - it'll be up and advertised as soon as i know more (hoping end of this week).
So happy October & happy Halloween to those who celebrate it down here is Aus!
Ill be writing more as soon as i have more to tell you! :D