Wednesday, March 23, 2011

had better days... day 23/365

*phone rings* I answer "I'm not going to say it, you know why I'm calling."
"yes, yes I do." *tears*

Farewell to a friend and a colleague, a photographer who taught me some great attitudes to hold, who told it like it was, and was old school tough. He lived hard, was hit with a horrid disease and ended his life so unlike the way he lived it, trapped by a disease.

T.T.F.N. Mark, thanks for being the hard nut you were and giving me some awesome laughs. You'll be missed.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Glorious Autumn - day 15 Project 365

What a gorgeous time of year, the light begins to change and the afternoons have a serene warmth to them.

Amid all the chaos going on in the world at the moment, earthquakes, tsunami's, floods, hurricane's... it's nice to take a moment and reflect on the beauty that is on offer too.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Day 11 of 365/6

What a crazy day, it's been so full of meetings and running around.

Productive? Yes. Daunting? Yes. Inspiring? Yes.

It's exciting to see the vision of Emily Black Photography become a reality. I'm loving see it all morph together, and take a shape all of its own. I had no idea the doors it would open, and am now wondering why I waited so long to take this huge step.

Day 11... a lot of diary notes and business talk.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Just a little something else on offer

Have you ever wondered why no one ever dotes about how cute your new baby is in those standard 'hospital issue' photos? It's because they're all the same formula and they're all so unnatural, and you're given all of about 2 minutes to get a shot; ANY shot.
That's why having a newborn photo session and using one (or two) of your favourite photos as your birth announcement, or even thank-you card can be such a good idea.
I was asked to create a little something for baby Kate and had even done the same for my own children; refusing the hospitals offer. It's a much more precious keepsake for family and friends, and captures your child, not some swaddled newborn who; let's face it could be anyone's. (I have a similar sentiment towards 'Pixie Photos' and other shopping centre stalls that offer a photo session under bright lights and popping a baby in a basket with a flower on their head.)
I came up with a little something and plan to expand the idea as part of a package for newborn sessions. They can be printed as 6x4's or 3x2's.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Project 365

To celebrate the launch of I have begun my own Project 365. This is one photograph every day for 365 days... though, come to think of it; it will be 366 days until this time next year given 2012 will be a leap year... so, to kick things off (and in the spirit of a LEAP year) here is DAY 1: 1st March 2011 - Green Tree Frog.

You can follow this project more closely on my facebook page.