Paige {year 12}

The final stop on the year 12 mini session blogging list is Paige. A huge thank you these four beautiful girls for coming along for a mini session. These sessions are a great way to get some relaxed portraits before the end of school and heading out into the big wide world – for many, it may be the last professional photo session until they marry! If you or someone you know is interested, drop me a line for more info – rachel{at}



Annie-Jane {year 12 2012}

I had the chance to meet up with an awesome group of girls a few weeks back for the first round of year 12 mini-sessions for 2012, and we played around with some fun locations and ideas. I’m finally getting around to blogging them! This first set is from Annie Jane’s session, where we had fun incorporating her love of ballet into the shoot.


More to come soon! {waiting list is now open for May/June mini sessions – for more information, email}

Amie & Josh :: {engaged}

He was the cute guy behind the counter at the butchers shop. She was the shy teenager coming in with her parents. Then one night, they were out with their friends, and a mutual friend called out. “Hey!” And the rest, as they say, is history. I caught up with Amie & Josh in Moree recently for their engagement session, and they are just so cute together. We went for a bit of a drive to check out spots for their wedding photos, and then I dusted off the camera and we shot some photos to remind them of this special time in their lives. I’m really looked forward to shooting their wedding in Moree in September, listening to Amie talk about her plans, it sounds like it will be awesome!


Violet :: {newborn}

A tiny bundle, wrapped in a white towel, nestled in daddy’s arms, greeted me at the door as I begin unloading the various bags and props for Violet’s newborn portraits. Only nine days old, and it’s clear that she has her mummy and daddy very firmly around her little finger. And I can’t say I blame them… Miss V is just adorable! A few of my favourites – (more over on the Facebook page)


Lisa & Tim :: {wedding}

Lisa is from England, Tim, from Inverell. So with family on opposites sides of the world, they decided to have two weddings, and I was lucky enough to be there to photograph their Australian ceremony. A flower-draped tea-length dress, gingham table runners with flowers in jam jars, a choreographed first dance, and a dress-up photo booth, their wedding oozed personality. I first caught up with Lisa and her lovely sister-in-law/bridesmaid Laura (better know to you Inverell locals as Miss Laura of Craze Dance Academy fame!), as they put the finishing touches on their preparations. A few beautiful bridal portraits, and then we left the girls to gather their thoughts as we headed to the Inverell Salavation Army hall for the lovely ceremony, before all the guests piled onto a bus to the Pioneer Village. And what a great spot for a party, and plenty of photo opportunities! Congratulations Tim & Lisa, and thank you for having me be part of your day.


You can also find Lisa and Tim’s photos on Facebook, and a slideshow on Vimeo.






Wild horses…

With two gorgeous Calamity Bolt fillies coming for a holiday, we had plenty of chances to create some beuatiful photos. The first shoot I’ve already blogged, and having waited to unveil the rest of the images at the Armidale Baby Expo way back in September, I haven’t had an opportunity to sit down and blog the rest, from the main shoot which was the original concept pitched!

These images really speak to my heart – not only is that my two beautiful boys having a blast playing with the horses, but these photos were shot in the same spot my husband and I had our wedding photos taken, very near the property I grew up on.

Thank you once again Elke, for entrusting me with your beautiful creations. For those who haven’t yet discovered the delightfulness that is Guyra-based Calamity Bolt, do yourself a favour and take a gander at the madeit store or the Facebook page.

Simon & Kim :: {engagement}

With the harvest complete, Kim and Simon were ready to hit the road and make the long trek from Kim’s hometown of Moree, to Wagga, where they now live. We’d been back and forth trying to get a time that worked for me to head out to Moree, but instead we decided to shoot their engagement session in Inverell. I’m really looking forward to photographing their wedding in Moree in January, they are such a sweet couple, and I am bursting with ideas for their photos!


Simon & Kim, it was lovely to catch up with you, enjoy your sneak peek!