Couple In Love

Recently I was privileged to photograph a lovely young couple, Dean and Storm.

The photography session was held on a beautiful property in the Gold Coast Hinterland. The rustic country sheds and old cattle yards made a perfect backdrop for our session. I was so grateful to photograph this couple, they clearly adore each other and I loved capturing how they whispered sweetly into each others ear. Love is beautiful, Dean and Storm you are a beautiful couple.

Here are some of my favourite shots from their session

So unaware of the camera cause so much in Love

So unaware of the camera cause so much in Love

 

Beautiful Couple  Dean and Storm

Beautiful Couple
Dean and Storm

 

Couldn't resist getting a photo of Storm in this location

Couldn’t resist getting a photo of Storm in this location

 

Storm loved Dean in a  casual pose up against this gate

Storm loved Dean in a casual pose up against this gate

 

This was my favourite image of the day, I chose to spotlight the couple using one speedlight

This was my favourite image of the day, I chose to spotlight the couple using one speedlight

Thank you so much Dean and Storm for allowing me in to photograph you both, I wish you many more happy years together.

Until next week.

Kassy 🙂

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Writers Block

I have sat down several times this week with the intention of starting this weeks blog and ended up staring at this page for an hour or more with nothing coming out, I guess this is what they mean when they say “writers block”!

I was speaking to a colleague/life coach this week that I haven’t seen in a few months and she was quick to tell me how much she enjoys my weekly blogs and how proud she is of me that I am continuing to push forward with my dreams and how openly I share my experiences. I was taken aback but graciously accepted the compliment. There are a few individuals in my life that inspire me, drive me, pick me up or kick me into gear when I need it and to think for even a second that I may be able to do that to someone else through my photos or my blogging warms my heart and gives me a great sense of pride.

I still have many thoughts and ideas to share with you all but at this moment in time they are still jumbled in my head or partly written on sheets of paper, post its and even envelopes so they are not refined enough to inspire you just yet.

So this week I just want to take the opportunity to thank you. Thank you for continuing to support me on my journey and enable me to live my dream. I am forever grateful to each and every one of you.

I will leave you this week with a quote I feel fits this week and is from one of my favourite musicians (and he is is not bad on the eye either)

[quote style=”boxed” cite=”Brian Dyson”]”Believe in love. Believe in Magic. Hell, believe in Santa Clause. Believe in others. Believe in yourself. Believe in your dreams. If you don’t, who will?” – Jon Bon Jovi[/quote]

 

Believe in Love

Believe in Love

 

Believe in Magic

Believe in Magic

 

Believe in Yourself

Believe in Yourself

 

Believe in Your Dreams

Believe in Your Dreams

Until next week.

Kassy.

Give and you shall receive | Glamour Session becomes a Family Portrait Session

I believe if you give, you shall receive. This story begins earlier this year when a very good friend of mine had suddenly and tragically lost a family member to Cancer.  Just a couple of months later she organized a very special morning tea to help raise awareness and much needed funds which go to funding research into a cure for Cancer. In April each year the Cancer Council promote Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. It’s one way to raise money and a great excuse to bring friends and family together for a good cause. I donated one of the prizes to be raffled off that day; a glamour photography session by Solo Images Photography.

As many of you know Cancer has affected my family, a couple of years ago we lost my dear sister in law to breast cancer at the young age of 45.  I have been very willing to help with fundraising efforts of this kind and I did not hesitate to offer a glamour photography session as one of the raffle prizes.

The raffle was drawn later that day and Belinda was the recipient of the glamour photography session. Belinda was excited about the prize but asked if she could use the voucher for a family portrait session she really wanted some updated family photographs to hang on her wall.  As much as I wanted to give Belinda the full Glamour make-over experience I understood the importance of family photographs and agreed the voucher should be used to have a Family Portrait Session.

Belinda and her family love to spend time at the beach and are a very down to earth couple with three amazing children. We arranged an early morning family portrait session at Currumbin beach and had a little fun in the sun.

Here are some of my favourite shots from our morning at the Beach.

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Reid

Reid

Amity

Amity

Kaden and Reid

Kaden and Reid

Until next week.

Kassy.

Abstract Landscape Photography

On a recent outing scouting for new shoot locations I stumbled across a great area – semi industrial, semi rural.

After taking photos of the industrial side including some awesome graffiti walls I turned around and saw this rural field and immediately had a vision in my head for a abstract art photo.

To show you what I did firstly I need to show you a photo of the landscape as is

This is what you see in real life

This is what you see in real life

To create the type of abstract I had in mind in camera you need to move the camera up or down during exposure.  Shooting in manual mode and using a circular polarizer filter over the lens to help reduce glare and light I dialed in an aperture of f22, the smallest I can go on this lens (remember small hole = big number) set the iso at 200 and shutter speed at 1/10th second to have time to move the camera during exposure. I shoot in raw mode and my results have only had the basic processing, here is my result

This is first attempt. Settings f.22 1/10th ISO 200

This is first attempt.
Settings f.22 1/10th ISO 200

Looks interesting but no quite what I had in my head, a little to dark, I want more pastel effect so changing nothing but my ISO to 640 I achieved what I set out.

Beautiful pastel colours and you still see the line of the hill, perfect!

Beautiful pastel colours and you still see the line of the hill, perfect!

Just because I have been taught to shoot it until it is dead – I tried moving the camera to the side, this is what I got.

Camera moved during exposure sideways

Camera moved during exposure sideways

As you see these photos are in my opinion art and very subjective.  The sideways photos is not quite what I had in my head so in the end I prefer the other photo. I would love your opinions on this subject.

Until next Friday, have a great week.

Kassy.