High Horses…

Having a bit of sticky beak at other stallholders at the upcoming Armidale Baby Expo (more on that later!), I came across the gorgeous handcrafted hobby horses made by Guyra-based business, Calamity Bolt. I was instantly in love. The beautiful details, the old-fashioned simplicity, I knew I wanted one. But when I got in touch with owner and artisan, Elke, it seemed that due to a few since-resolved supplier issues, she wouldn’t be able to make enough stock for the expo.

Which got me thinking. Clickity-click went the little cogs in my mind, and soon enough, a short little email was sent, and soon blossomed in vibrant reality. Two of the “stud” horses appeared on my front verandah for a holiday and a play, and playing we have been!

These images are from the first of two completed shoots I’ve done, and I have another one or two planned. They’ll be featuring on a new product I’ll be debuting at the Armidale Baby Expo. A new product, some beautiful images with a beautiful prop, and some exposure for Calamity Bolt, who otherwise wouldn’t be able to make it sounds like a win-win to me!

Inverell and Guyra childrens photographer

You can find Calamity Bolt on Facebook, and see what’s in stock in the MadeIt store. For more info on the Armidale Baby Expo, being held in Armidale on September 17, 2011, your can visit their Facebook page as well.

I will be very sad to see these little chaps go home, I definately need to get one for my little people. Do you love hobby horses too?

Holding tight, letting go.

One of the things I love most about photography is the ability to freeze a moment in time. To distill a memory into tangible form. Something to be looked at, reminisced over, laughter & tears relived. So when a very dear friend of mine announced she was moving away, I was deeply touched to be commissioned to provide her and her family with a series of landscapes to bring with them as they set off on this new adventure. So while they embrace the future, they are still holding on to the gorgeous home where they built a house, built a family, built their dreams.


Witha veiw like this, I’m not surprised they want to take as much of it with them as possible:



One of the essentials in the brief was to capture the old railway line that runs through the base of their property



And just for fun, I got this shot of a delightful, free-spirited little two-year-old who holds a special place in my heart.


Not a traditional portrait, by far, but it is very “her”. I also did baby photos for this wild soul almost two year ago now, which I blogged here.


Dearest K, you will be greatly missed. I hope these images help to ease the transistion to your new home. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Much love, Rxx