Grateful Continued ….

It’s important for me to have a balance of personal and business content in my blogs even there are plenty of people who suggest you shouldn’t mix the two together! It’s just not who I am, I find it absolutely impossible to be all ‘business-like’ all of the time therefore I am perfectly comfortable sharing my personal triumphs and tragedies with you 🙂

This week’s milestone I’m sharing with you is that yesterday my husband and I celebrated our 20th anniversary. Now before you get too carried away, it was NOT our wedding anniversary it was in fact a more important anniversary – the anniversary of our first date together. For both of us the first date was when we knew without a doubt that we had fallen in love. That first date was such a pivotal moment in our lives that we choose to celebrate it’s importance each and every year – it is the ‘moment’ that changed the course of our lives.

I am grateful everyday that I have found my one true love.  True love is so rare and beautiful, I encourage you to celebrate it everyday.

Ben & I  True love 20 years in the Making

Ben & I
True love
20 years in the Making

To help you celebrate the love in your life, I am offering 20% off all portrait sitting fees booked and taken from now until 31st December 2013.  Celebrate life, celebrate love, capture your loved ones today and show them how much they mean to you.

Please call me on 0421 279 213 for more information and my available dates.

Until next week.

Kassy.

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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 🙂

A Day In The Studio

We are all beautiful. Today’s society needs to embrace that simple statement. I have.

Every person has the right to feel great about who they are and recently I was privileged to watch, assist and shoot some photos of a very special friend and her family. Our day started with some pampering with Melinda, a great makeup artist, who was highlighting everyone’s natural beauty.

 

Makeover Time

Makeover Time

Once in the studio where we would be shooting using only natural light, some test shots were needed to determine our starting settings. Using the pretence of ‘I need to take some test shots’, I took the opportunity to take photos of Sheryn. Sheryn rarely wears make-up and she had allowed Melinda to ‘pamper’ her too. I wanted to show her that she now looked, on the outside, as I know her on the inside, Beautiful.

This is Natural Beauty

This is Natural Beauty

Now that our lighting was set up it was Sheryn’s turn to shoot the beauty shots for her family. I was now in charge of making sure the small things were not missed (a stray hair here, a crease in a shirt there, tucking away straps etc) in order to help her create that magic pose to show the most flattering side for each family member.

Assisting at Shoot Location

Assisting at Shoot Location

During the day one thing that amazed me was how in such a short time the light can change so much, you always need to be checking and checking again your camera exposure settings. It only takes a little cloud to come over the scene for all your settings to change. I learned quickly you had to be observant, think fast and work smart.

Working in Action

Working in Action

As the day progressed, all the individual shots were finalised, it came to my big challenge – to organise and take the family group photo. Positioning and working with 6 people can be challenging but it is most important to keep your sense of humour and keep calm. I would recommend shooting off at least 10 shots in succession to ensure you have shot everyone with eyes open and no doubt you will capture some great candid moments as well.

A beautiful family shot

A beautiful family shot

It really was a pleasurable day and I learnt that as long as you stay relaxed, calm and in control your clients will relax and feel comfortable enough for you to get that precious photo that your client desires.

Until next Friday.

Kassy