You might have noticed I’ve been MIA. That’s “missing in action”, folks. It’s been crazy here, and will be for a little bit longer yet…. so if you’re talking to me and I start trying to photoshop spots off your face, or retouch a crumb from the corner of your mouth, would you please give me a swift slap and tell me to stop?
Still, there’s some fun to be had…. like the fun I had with this little guy. How could you not? Look at that face!
His mum and dad were great fun, too. The kind of people I love to just hang out with: relaxed, easy-going, and up for a good chat. I hope you like this sneak peek, guys.
Can’t wait for you to come and see your whole gallery.
PS: Gotta gets me a new blog…. watch this space in the new year….
Boy oh boy! Am I tired! Be careful what you wish for, folks, ’cause it might just come true. I was hoping that my photography business would pick up the pace a little this year…. and it has! Which is GREAT! But just at the moment I’m a little snowed under. So thank you to all my dear clients who are waiting so patiently for their sneak peeks, their proofing sessions, and their albums and prints. They’re coming! I promise! Just as soon as I can!
And to prove it, here are a few images from a recent shoot I did. This little guy just stole my heart. How cute is he? He was a real smiler, too, though you can’t tell from these images. He’s at that age where he’ll smile when you interact and play with him, but as soon as your face disappears behind that big black box of a camera, the smile disappears. Need to get better at releasing that shutter while I’m not looking through the lens. But that requires relinquishing some control…… Scary.
His mum and dad were really great, though. They just trusted me to do my job, and they didn’t stand behind me saying ‘sm~i~le!’. They even agreed to a location change, which is wonderful! Makes for a little more variety in the final images. I love to change location, and outfits on my shoots. Well, not my outfits. I mean my clients’ clothes. I don’t mean that I love to change my clients’ clothes. That would just be weird. I mean I love it when my clients bring a few different outfits with them and change their own clothes during the shoot. All by themselves. With no help from me.
Anyway, I digress. Here are the images. I hope you like them, M & R.
Aren’t they a good looking family?!
I think the day I shot this family was even colder and greyer than the last family shoot I did! I first met this family a few years ago when baby number two was just a little fella. And that time it was a scorcher of a day! The shoot took quite some time, as I recall. The older boy really tested out all my skills with getting him to co-operate and have his photos taken. We spent a lot of time playing on the trampoline and in the cubby house! Still, that’s what makes us ’boutique’ photographers what we are, and different to your pixie photo booth set up in the shopping centre. We will spend some time just hanging out with you and your kids until everyone’s ready to play along, and we’ll put in the extra effort to try to capture you and your family how you are, and not offer you a mass produced product. Ah, sorry. I digress.
It was a lovely surprise to have a phone call a couple of weeks ago from L to say that she was just home from hospital with baby number three, and could I fit in a photo shoot? Actually, this little bub was a bit of a surprise for L and husband, too. They thought they were done with having babies with their two boys. And now they’re surrounded by pink, pink and more pink:
Acutally, I quite like that image in b&w:
It’s tiring work being a ballerina when you’re only two weeks old:
And finally asleep…
Here are the boys:
I hope you like this little sneak peek, L & M. I’ll be in touch soon to arrange a proofing session. Love, Jen.
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When I launched my website (www.vividity.com.au) I ran a little competition to celebrate. Here, at last! is the family that won first prize:
Aren’t they a good looking bunch? The oldest boy is in my daughter’s class at school, so I’ve known the family for a couple of years now… and for a couple of years I’ve been seeing these gorgeous brown-eyed, curly-haired kids every morning and every afternoon, thinking “Oooooh…. I want to do a shoot with you!” So, you can imagine my excitement when Mr Random Number Generator (www.random.org) selected them as winners of the first prize!
We did the shoot a few weeks back now, but with school holidays I didn’t get a chance to any editing. So… finally…. here they are!
Here’s my entry for this week’s I ♥ faces photo challenge. This collage is actually front and back of a template I designed for a concertina album. Fun to play around in photoshop like that. Hope you like it! (For some reason my images are looking pretty yuck on this blog at the moment. 😦 It looks better if you click on the image and view it bigger.)
I found the I ♥ faces site through the MCP actions blog. I’ve never entered one of these challenges before, but it looks like fun! So here goes! Head on over and be inspired by all the images you find there. Enjoy!
Well, finally the wait is over! Thank you to all of you who entered the competition to celebrate the launch of my website, and thank you also to those of you who contacted me to comment on the site, but did not enter the competition.
Now, so that it’s all above-board and legit, here’s what I did:
I kept a list of all entrants, in order of time and date of entry. I then assigned each entry a number. Here’s the list:
- Eve of Mitchell’s Island
- Maureen of Turramurra
- Terese of Turramurra
- Emma of Turramurra
- Susan of Pymble
- Sandra of Pymble
- Barbara of Lindfield
- Helen of Toronto (NSW, not Canada!)
- Andrea of Turramurra
I then used the list randomiser at RANDOM.ORG to re-order the list randomly. The first three on the randomized list are the winners.
And the winners are…… [imagine drum roll here!]…… 6 Sandra, 5 Susan and 3 Terese! Congratulations to all of you!