Saturday, October 30, 2010

Exmouth Bundegi Beach Wedding - sneak peek

Torri & Blake had a gorgeous October afternoon & evening for their beach wedding on the jetty at Bundegi Beach! Their backdrop was almost as gorgeous as they are.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

My perfect lunch break

Sometimes you just have to get out of the office and enjoy an hour floating in the sea with a good friend.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Exmouth Novotel Ningaloo beach wedding - sneak peek

I came back from my holiday just in time for Gus & Carly's beautiful late afternoon wedding on the beach on Sunrise Beach in front of the Novotel Ningaloo. Even though it's named "Sunrise Beach", it's pretty nice as the sun sets, too!

Gus was my most emotional groom ever and it wasn't too hard to see how happy they are together!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Ningaloo Reef Exmouth dive - shark!

Popped out with some good friends for a dive on the Ningaloo Reef since today is glorious here in Exmouth. I made a new friend and wanted you to meet her...introducing Fluffy.

Say "Hi", Fluffy

More underwater shots coming soon...

Saturday, October 16, 2010

California family portraits - sneak peek

At the end of September I made my way to the Bay Area for an excellent family portrait shoot at Muir Beach, north of San Francisco. We had a thick cloud layer hugging the coast that didn't burn off completely and I've decided that I kinda love shooting in those conditions - not very common in Exmouth, Western Australia, so I hope I get to do more photography sessions next time I'm back in the US!

Love this northern California backdrop for portraits!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Worldwide Moment Photo - Exmouth, Western Australia

Today was the Worldwide Moment Photo Project so at 10:10 on 10 October 2010 GMT people all over the world took a second to grab whatever camera they had handy and snap a photo of what they were doing and seeing right at that very point in time. I did this last year, too, and it's very cool to wander through the galleries to see what others were seeing at one specific moment.

For those of us here in Western Australia 10:10 GMT was 6:10pm local time and the dogs and I were having an evening stroll on the beach along Exmouth Gulf. Dora and I had stopped for a little rest at just the right time; I wanted Tilly in the shot, too, but she was off doing doggie things of her own and wouldn't get in the frame for even a second!

The 2010 Worldwide Moment Gallery is already up and running - they will be updating for days yet, so make sure to keep popping back! My shot is now up on page four :)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Ningaloo Reef Exmouth dive today!

I zipped out for two awesome dives around in Lighthouse Bay here on the Ningaloo Reef this morning. It was one of those perfect days: flat seas with clear, warm water and plenty of gorgeous sun. And underwater was phenomenal - I even had a huge humpback whale swim RIGHT UNDER ME!

I've been flat out this afternoon working hard on projects for my photo clients, so haven't had time to go through my images from the dives, but couldn't end the day without a little sneak peek - this is my second to last frame. A very cute way to end the day!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Trio rescued off Exmouth's coast

Received a call from the West Australian early this morning about a trio of men who had been rescued after their boat hit an unidentified object late last night. Some are speculating it was a whale, but that hasn't been confirmed according to those I chatted to. The West wanted me to head to the marina to shoot some images for their news story - I agreed and scooted around the office getting camera gear ready.

Totally forgetting that my car battery was dead and I had no way to get there!

But Dave came round to help me and I ended up jumping in one of our dive shop buses for the morning. Whew!

Here's the West Australian's online story so far and don't forget to grab a paper tomorrow for more!

Update: here's the photo gallery of nine of my images over at the West Australian's site.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Exmouth Novotel Ningaloo wedding - sneak peek

Lisa & Rob got married just before I jetted off the US so their sneak peek has been a while coming! They got married poolside at the Novotel Ningaloo and then the wedding party headed to the beach for some fun as the sun set. This was one fun, wacky and fabulous group - the boys were super silly (I think they secretly wished they could have had their very own bouquets)!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Here I am!

Who would have thunk that it would be over two whole months between blog posts from me? This is not what I intended - I had grand designs of being a good blogger, with many beautiful photographs, tons of interesting tidbits, a few special offers and a myriad of other posts that would keep you coming back for more and telling your friends to visit, too. Clearly, that ship sailed away on a little journey of its own!

My ship has been wandering the high seas during a few busy months of shooting weddings, family portraits, real estate, commercial & advertising projects, classic cars & drag races as well as quite a few changes in my personal life and a fabulous vacation to the U.S. to catch up with friends & family. I'm exhausted - I need another holiday, I think!

Just kidding! Actually, I feel great. Totally refreshed, buoyant and bursting to get on with the good stuff. I am ready to tackle the rest of 2010 and to start hitting the To Do List that grew exponentially while I was away during September.

So, don't be a stranger, coz that promise I made way back on the 1st of August? I'm ready to keep that, too!

This is me doing the tourist thing at Marin Headlands (north of San Francisco; thanks to Mumster for taking such a great shot!) on a stunning September day as my mom and I drove back after I finished doing a fabulous family portrait session at Muir Beach (photos from that shoot are coming later - they are a surprise giftie so the client has asked that I not share them until after the giving of said giftie!)