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?

Logan and Katrina {slideshow}

I woke at 2am to the sound of rain gently tapping on the roof above me. At 6, the soft grey light of morning filtering through the curtains was dulled by cloud, and the tapping continued. With my bags packed, an umbrella included, I turned up the CD player and headed toward Gravesend, watching the skies all the while. As I came through Delungra, a hint of blue was peeking through in the distance. The road was dry by Warialda. Though the sky remained cloudy, the outdoor ceremony went off without a hitch, and just as the ceremony ended, a light drizzle started. We managed to get through the family photos, and the rain started to get a bit heavier. And yet, just 5 minutes later, it was gone, and soon enough, the clouds parted and we were surrounded by blue skies, and later, partied under a star-lit sky.

Congratulations Logan and Katrina. Your wedding was absolutely beautiful, and it was a joy to be a part of it.

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{photos also for veiwing over on my facebook page, full blog post to come.}

From white Christmas to…

With a last wave to my two little boys and my husband holding our tiny baby daughter, I headed out of town to meet a very sweet little family who have not long returned from a 3.5 year stint in Canada. The brief for the session was “something rural” to show the folks in Canada. With all the rain we’ve been having, it was a beautiful sight to see the recently brown paddocks turned a glorious green.

I just wanted to share a couple of my favourites from our session…

Big cuddles!
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Quite often, my favourite images are the little moments, unposed, unscripted, unrehearsed.
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A quiet moment between a mummy and her little boy.
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