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Category Archives: child portraits

Bridgetown family portraits

Bridgetown family portraits. What better than some beautiful natural photographs of real moments for you to cherish. Longevity of my work is of upmost importance, so all my printing is done on fine art archival paper, using museum quality inks. Sessions can be at a location / locations of your choice. Or if you are…

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Portraits of my journey as a mother

Self Portraits of my journey as a Mother The process of creating another human being truly is a miracle. Today, a few years older and with child in tow, I got in front of the camera again, to document my own journey. Contrary to these photos, I am not someone who manages to embrace pregnancy¬†particularly…

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Little Maisy amongst the Mushrooms at Foresters Wood, Manjimup

Mushrooms at Foresters Wood, Manjimup. Melissa got in touch with me this week as her daughter Maisy is turning one. She mentioned that she had red hair and would like to get some shots of her amongst¬†the beautiful autumn leaves. Initially I was thinking of the tree park in Balingup, https://www.goldenvalleytreepark.org.au/ but then after giving…

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Wyalkatchem Family Portraits

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Originally I had hoped to photograph Sharney, Maddy & Hannah around my brother’s property outside of Wyalkatchem. The wheat fields, salt lakes and old rusty farm machinery, combined with the Wylie light make it an ideal location.
Unfortuinately, with my brother living in the middle of nowhere, this didn’t happen. Instead we did them in town, but as it was, this worked out rather well. 3 young children collectively, don’t tend to have a very long concentration span. The dog however was very cooperative!

I used treatments on these as I think it suits the theme. As the girls resembled fairies, the haziness, muted tones and changes to saturation gave them all a very mystical feel.

As a general rule I don’t normally enhance images so that they are too far removed from a genuine photo, but I think in this case it works really well.

Wyalkatchem family portraits are something to cherish. Especially with girls as adorable as these three. Photographing them in their environment, with their sisters really brings out their little characters.

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Child Portraits at Donnelly Mill: Ghost Town

Child Portraits with a difference!! I recently went to check out Donnelly Mill as I have a wedding to shoot soon. Donnelly Mill is an old mill town, most prominent in the 50’s. The mill itself is very run down and really rather mysterious. Feeling very inspired by my visit, I decided to do a shoot, collaborating with makeup artist Coral Emerson. Using Owen & Ruby as our models, the aim was to create ghostly characters who loomed around the site of their former hangout.

Donnelly Mill is a former town and present-day holiday village located in the South West region of Western Australia, at a point between Nannup, Bridgetown and Manjimup on the Donnelly River, a small river which flows into the Southern Ocean. The name also applies to a winery downstream on the Vasse Highway.Donnelly River Village. To put it simply, it’s special.

A historic mill town nestled deep in the heart of Australia’s South West karri forests, it’s the perfect place for a unique escape from the hustles and hassles of modern life.

The Donnelly Mill site was first used as a timber mill by the Wheatley family in 1912 to cut cross arms and telegraph poles, but it closed after two years. In 1947, Bunnings made plans to build a new mill on the Wheatley site to work timber in new permit areas held by the company, with a steam engine purchased from Onkaparinga Woollen Mills in South Australia – Donnelly River became the only steam-driven mill in the South West, officially opening in 1951. Donnelly mill and town subsequently provided employment and family homes for a large community for nearly 30 years – many of these families have remained in the district.

It was shut down in 1978 as part of a Forests Department policy to close less efficient mills, and is now heritage listed

The tame kangaroos, emus, possums, kookaburras, magpies, parrots, blue wren and other wildlife that wander through the village and visit cottages are one of Donnelly’s most memorable charms.

 

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