Saturday, March 29, 2008

Family portraits to remember Exmouth

I had a great time recently with a gorgeous, energetic family during two sessions as we set out to capture some quintessential Australian beach family portraits. They really wanted to have some relaxed family photographs with the blue skies, beautiful sea, cool rocks and sandy beach that makes Exmouth such a great place to live. We had to postpone our sessions several times thanks to a couple of unexpected cyclones that cruised past Exmouth but finally the weather was predicted to be calm and clear so we headed to one of my favourite beach areas, Hunter's Access.

The kids had fun playing on the dunes and digging in the sand so we used more playtime as a mini-reward for posing! One of my favourite shots was a candid right before Sam slid down the dune

Ryan and his sister were too cute and very cooperative - for a few seconds at least!

I loved being able to capture a few true "brother sister" moments, too

The whole family was so fun and relaxed that it was hard to choose favourite images. It was a joy to just hang out on the sand while they played with the buckets and doesn't get much beachier than this!

Sam's smile is completely infectious

Ryan had pretty much lost interest in all things camera so we decided to plan another short session in a few days. We met at the marina so we could use the rocks that make up the barrier for our backdrop in the setting sun. We made sure to do Ryan's shots first!

I'm sure that these special images will bring back memories of their time in Exmouth for many years to come...and hopefully warm them up when they are back in middle of snowy winter!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Yannarie Solar Salt

The last two weeks have been extremely busy with a wide variety of activities so I apologise for the lack of new posts!

I am now working with Yannarie Solar Salt, a Straits Initiative, to help with their PR work here in Exmouth as they develop their new salt operation. They are active in our community, supporting various local enterprises with donations and contributions while they prepare to launch a large project on the East Side of the Gulf that will bring in good, solid jobs to the area. My main responsibilities will be to photograph various functions & events, and write articles for various publications about current Yannarie Solar Salt contributions and projects.

Last week James Barrie, Project Manager, was in town to present donations to Mrs. Mac's Second Hand Shop, a local institution vital to the locals, and to the Truscott Club.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Canon's 100-400L in the backyard

Sunday was very hot here in Exmouth and I wanted to get out of my office for a little while to enjoy the day. What better way than by grabbing a lens that doesn't get as much use as it should? Our yards are filled with birds, lizards and dragonflies so I was confident I could find some worthy subjects for some photography.

As I walked out in the front yard, I ran right into one of our local emus! Luckily he has no chicks at the moment so just quietly moseyed off, only allowing one frame before cutting between the cars in the driveway.

The backyard proved to be lizard-free for the first time in recent memory, but there were plenty of birds out and about. This little dove was sitting quietly on the ground. I'm always surprised to see birds relaxing in our yard since we have three cats!

Our neighbours have a tree that overhangs the fence and it is currently filled with dainty peach coloured blooms. They seem to be a treat for the local bird life and they get into the oddest contortions to get at the good stuff.

It's impossible to head into the backyard without company. My two Rhodesian Ridgebacks need to be in the action, just to make sure they don't miss anything. MatildaLily has her moments of pure sweetness

soon followed by moments of anticipation

and preparation for pure naughtiness!

Dora, my older girl, mostly just wishes both her sister and I would go away and leave her in peace!

Thursday, March 13, 2008


Welcome to my new blog dedicated to keeping you informed and entertained with happenings at Kristin Anderson Photography!

My big news this week is a complete revamp of the
Kristin Anderson Photography site. It has a brand new sleek appearance, easier navigation, more galleries and information, a contact form and a new client login area. And, of course, a link to this blog! Please feel free to drop me a note to let me know what you think of it.

A hearty thanks go to my mate Luke who has put an enormous amount of time and effort into getting my new site looking polished. Thank you, Luke! He is a also a very talented photographer specializing in weddings and portraits. His company is One Fine Day Photography...if you need someone on the East Coast, he's your guy!

Stay tuned for a great shopping cart feature to be added in the not too distant future. Not only will you be able to access your own galleries for easy ordering, but you will be able to invite your friends and family so they can order directly from me, without you having to do a thing!