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Well it was supposed to be five-minutes but it ended up being three, four at best. I thought I would be able to sneak five-minutes easy when we pinched Hunter’s older brother’s furiously guarded Skylanders case and especially that poster but nop, Hunter was over that initial excitement pretty dam quick. Still managed a few cheeky photos of my Hunter though.
Say hello to the Govender family everyone! Talk about another case of knowing the family! I photographed Anna & Dyalan’s wedding a while back not to mention Anna’s sister’s wedding some ten-years ago – sure love how this whole photography thing keeps coming around again.
So this was mini portrait time by two – the whole Govender family as one then Abby, Evey, Tahlia and their Mum & Dad – great people, great spot, great day weather-wise and as you will see the three girls (four with Lily) kept everyone giggling throughout. To the Govenders thanks for the beaut afternoon in the park – enjoy this little sneak peek.
Talk about getting to know a family! Photographing Nicky and her family here I have also photographed Nicky’s sister Caryn and her family twice now not to mention Caryn’s sister-in-law’s wedding few years back etc, etc – gotta be one of the best parts of what I do!
So with that covered we rocked up to Bobbin Head there in the National Park at 8.30am and away we went – here is the good and the bad of it (I say bad because I made someone cry; I asked Ethan to walk on this grassy bit where there was a sneaky pot hole lurking and sure enough Ethan tripped on it – bad, naughty photographer!). I did/still do feel bad about that by the way, both the tripping over and the snapping away of Ethan’s unhappiness.
Anyways, away we go………….
Hi there everyone – I am here to tell you all about how I photographed four weddings with two broken wrists last year. Every time I have told this little story it has provided people with a laugh or seven without fail (completely at my expense) so as a result and to hopefully provide you with a reason to giggle today I have put it all down here for you. Enjoy!
So this true story starts on Sunday, April 28 on the tail end of covering fifteen weddings in a shade under two-months. I decide to end a day of staring at computer screens by going for a mountain bike ride in a new bike park; it’s funny I can still remember very clearly driving there saying to myself something like “man, I have been so busy lately that with my next big shoot some four-weeks away why not push myself a little today?” (why not indeed you imbecile!).
Went for a bush walk with my awesome little six-year-old man/photography assistant Riley (aka Smiley Riley/Riley Rat-Bag) at Glentui Creek the other day, what an awesome place. My thanks to Missy McSeveny & Ellery Blair (Paddington Bear) John Tappin for making me aware of this little gem, as you can see it was a hit all round.
LESSON FOR THE DAY: we now know to trust those DOC signs more often (that is the ‘Department Of Conservation’ in New Zealand) as it’s recommendation of a “one-hour/2km” walk was met with a “ppffttt, not likely, 2km equals half that at least my friend” from yours truly; turns out they really do know what they are talking about, hilly little one-hour/2km bush walk that Glentui Creek waterfall loop.
Here is a sample of what others have had to say about us:
“As we mentioned in person when we collected our photos, you were absolutely amazing on the day – unobtrusive, professional, in-control and basically exactly what we wanted. The results you got with your cameras and the numerous comments we got about how excellent you were is a testament to your skill and attitude. Once again, thanks so much for helping make our wedding so perfect” Jon & Sophie
“Extremely professional, words cannot express how happy we are! Will use DC Images again and will recommend to all our family and friends. By far the best wedding service we hired for our wedding” Karen & James
“I got 5 photos in and cried. They were so beautiful. I even had guests, one who is a photography teacher comment on how amazing his style was. If you want a truly relaxed photographer who will not intrude on your day, someone who will capture the true emotion and not a whole heap of posed shots, then Dale is the man for you! Jennifer & Marc
My Riley grew up that little bit more yesterday – entering the pool used to be about squeezing the life out of the pool ladder (whilst scrutinizing the pool temp) but in the blink of an eye it is all about leaping, jumping and yelling (all at the same time) instead! Here’s five-minutes of the fun in our father/son mini portrait session albeit with a $300 underwater point and shoot camera.
2GP + 2P + 5 C = two grandparents, four parents and five children and little bit of Sydney portrait photography action in Brooklyn (on the edges of the Hawkesbury River). Beaut families, awesome kids! As you can clearly see! Take the above shot for example…….standing behind me was Kerri threatening to jump in the water if they didn’t smile and I love how the girls are going “that’s funny” and he’s all “go ahead, do it!” That’s a memory and sure as heck a photo! Happy days!
It was been a ridiculously busy 2013 for us but recently I made the shocking discovery that apart from the boys birthdays and a couple of family holidays I had only taken half a dozen photographs of my boys all year, shame, shame, SHAME! So alas it was off for a 4km bush walk to Calna Creek (along a section of the Great North Walk). Untold amounts of rocks, sticks and whatever were collected, placed in the bucket and then transported to be thrown wherever took our fancy – pretty much the perfect scenario for their guilt stricken father to capture a few snaps. Did we have fun? Riley….”not really – kind of”….Hunter….”that was good fun daddy, want to throw more!”
Pre-wedding photography at Palm Beach we’re on about here to be honest – I’ll get onto the dog and his tux in a second but firstly how easy going, loved up and awesome are these guys?!?! To say I’m looking forward to photographing their wedding day is a slight understatement. Sure there might be those who argue dressing your dog in a tuxedo suit and hanging a chalkboard you’ve written on around his neck shows an error in judgement but where’s the fun in that discussion? I loved it!!!
This was just the most superb little hour or so in the sun at Palm Beach (can’t work out way they’d film Australia’s ‘Home & Away’ TV series here), why wouldn’t you drive from the Blue Mountains for some pre-wedding photography at Palm Beach? Yes folks, I would like to suggest Mel & Dave’s 1.5-2-hour drive was just to see yours truly but truth be told this place would be worth the effort just to chill and relax. When all is said and done though this was the coolest little no fuss and laid back photo shoot – why does it need to be any different really? Enjoy!