Having capturedย Brett, Bri & Eddy in Brooklyn late April this is how ‘The Completed Portrait’ has ended up this week – as 40+ professionally retouched portrait photographs showcased in one of our custom designed albums (printed for us in Japan). As a people person, portraiture specialist and (Sydney based) North Shore portrait photographer check out the examples of our classic and candid style below as we have showcased the entire 30-page design. #stoked #lovethefinishedproduct

The Completed Portrait

Product: our “Designer Album” style
Product Specs: 7″x7″ size. Hard cover. Matt prints. 30-pages. Opaque cover sleeve. Three copies.
Design Brief: “Old School” ie: going back to our 90’s heritage by subtly adding film grain, borders, lighting flare points, cross-processing colour , film light leaks and some of those good ole inevitable negative scratches.

(Poor Audrey loved the first couple of ‘daddy throws’, we promise!)

Just a quick little feature of two classic family portrait sessions this week, one at Lisgar Gardens in Hornsby and one at a private residence in Kellyville.

Essentially I have taken the same approach to both shoots (ie: loads of cuddles for mum & dad and simply mucking around capturing the family doing what they do naturally) and we have gone a little vintage-ee in the retouching (ie: washed colours and tones, rough borders as well as some added textures and light flare). All in all I have had fun, I know Julia, Jono, David, Pinar, James, Ezra, Audrey & Theo did and I love the reality of what I have snapped and how it engages the children as well as the parents – not to mention in twenty-years (plus) time I’ve always thought that looking back at images that have genuinely captured reality (ie: as it is/was) will add so much more value to what we have done together.

Driving to the Hunter Valley on May 5 (no, actually a long time before that) we knew we were in for a great day, Jade & Blake are simply the kinds of people it is cool to hang out with let alone be trusted to cover their wedding day with photography & film. Turns out we were right! It was a bloody great day in the sun at ‘Ironbark Brewhouse’ (starting at ‘Peppers Creek’ for the getting ready bit) and sitting here typing away it is hard to work out ways the day could’ve been any better. I mean, scroll through the following 100+ photos and you’ll see what we mean.

Here is a quick 15-20 image showcase of a series of shoots we have just wrapped up over the last 12-months. Meet Magnus. Photographed a one-month old, six-months old and one-year. Captured at the family home, Brooklyn and Fagan Park. Some 300 or so portrait and family images all capturing the first year of Gus in the world. Officially the package...

The brief was candid (“us hanging out”), the subject was family (“mainly bub”), the location was Brooklyn (“somewhere outdoors and natural”), #tickticktick. Here is a quick vintage retouch/feature showcasing Bri & Brett hanging out with their the new/first born, 4-month old Eddy.

First of all where to begin? (#struggling) Check out the following 100+ image samples in this Hunter Valley /ย Crowne Plaza wedding photography feature and you will soon catch my drift, it was the kinda day that you are stoked to witness let alone be invited to take a significant part in and trusted to photograph and film. So, here we go, just the most amazing day and fantastic experience. Well done Lauren & Kevin on putting together such a perfect Hunter Valley wedding day. Hope you enjoy this little vintage retouch/feature and sneak peek into the hundred of images that await you.

FYI If you are on the lookout for talented wedding professionals do not forget to check out the wedding gurus/suppliers (listed at the end of this feature) who helped make Lauren & Kevin’s wedding day so unreal!

Awesome couple, amazing venue, gorgeous flowers, first class celebrant, perfect weather, fun and laughter filled day – need I say more? Sitting here typing and uploading away it is hard to see how you make Caitlin and James’ wedding day any better. I mean sure, we all put together wedding days to our own likes and tastes but the end result is always the same isn’t it? We want to enjoy everything about a/our wedding? And that is certainly what I thought Caitlin & James did – not to mention I know I certainly enjoyed myself, it was a professional photographers dream scenario, it was perfect!ย 

Where to begin? Allegro wedding photography is always a breeze given the picturesque surrounds but boy oh boy Tanya & Mark made it fun. Let’s face it though I’m no hope of doing this fantastic day justice by typing some short words here however I will back my photography skill set to deliver that tried and trusted phrase of “a picture speaking a thousand words”.As a result here are 80+ photographic examples of what made Tanya & Mark’s wedding so awesome – basically loads of fun, love and laughter wherever you looked throughout the entire day made for a dream environment for a professional wedding photographer. It was pretty much perfection! Well done Tanya & Mark.

We have just kicked off another “Our Baby’s First Year” portrait package on Wednesday afternoon with Ethan (pictured). Here is a quick sample of Ethan’s first shoot, an hour or so on the banks of the Hawkesbury River (package details have been listed below).