Yogi Ros – Torquay Beach Yoga Shoot

My good friend Ros and her family moved from Melbourne to Dublin around 18 months ago.  Originally from Glasgow and being a fellow Scot we had instantly clicked when we started working together in Melbourne 3 years ago.

Ros would always tell me that her escape from her hectic corporate life was through yoga and meditation. We wanted to capture that ‘sanctuary’ Ros felt in order to promote her new yoga venture in Dublin. We decided that Torquay was the ideal spot – surf, sand, sea and yoga.

I think these photos really do reflect how fit, positive and most importantly strong Ros is – she’s an amazing lady and a very loyal friend.  And she looks incredible for being a mum of three with a crazy corporate life – she is very much a role model to me 🙂

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Darcie

I was asked by Ele and Vinny if I would take their baby daughter Darcie’s christening photos.  I’ve always been a little nervous when it comes to taking photos of babies – mainly because you’ve no idea if they will howl and scream or giggle and gurgle into the camera.  Darcie, being the cutie she is, was an absolute gem – such a gorgeous wee girl to shoot and very photogenic.  These are some of the highlights…

Saint Louie Hair Photo Shoot

It’s been a while! But I thought I would come back with this very cool photo shoot that I did last year for Saint Louie Hair, Melbourne.  I was asked to take photos for their newly updated website. The brief given to me said it all – ‘What would Nick Cave do?’ – yup, that meant moody, black and white, rock and roll. Grungy, cool and arty…photo book style. JP, Ivan and Katherine were awesome models too…fantastic in front of the camera that matches their flare with scissors behind the lens.  I’ll let the photos tell the rest…

PS Check these guys out at  http://www.saintlouiehair.com.au 🙂

Alex and Patrice’s City Wedding

Back in May 2014, I shot a beautiful city wedding for Alex and Patrice.  Patrice hailing from France and now calling Melbourne his home met his wife Alex shortly after he first landed on Aussie shores.  The couple’s big day was influenced by Patrice’s French background and Alex’s family’s love of classic vintage cars – as you can imagine the wedding was classic, sophisticated and marked with a blush peach toned sunset at the end of a golden Autumn day.

Bali – Escape Haven and the land of contradictions

There has been a bit of a blog drought for a while (predominantly down to pesky legal studies and juggling a pretty busy day job) so I have finally got round to posting some more photos on here.

First up, Bali… After feeling completely frazzled and thinking life has taken its toll on me and my body, I took my lovely work colleague’s advice and booked myself in to a very luxurious surf and spa retreat in Seminyak over Easter.

As soon as I stepped into the gorgeous villa I knew I had landed in Heaven – the beautiful retreat oozed with grandeur and sheer luxury. A week in this place was going to be AMAZING with a capital A. And wrapped up in all that was the aim to make you leave revived, refreshed with a renewed mind, body and spirit – See more at: http://www.escapehaven.com

With all things Bali, the world that exists outside of the four walls of the villa is a world poles apart. Bali is nothing but a contradiction. During my week of spa treatments, yoga and surfing, one of the events that brought it home how lucky I am was the bike ride through the rice paddy fields and villages of Ubud. Whilst the Balinese people strive to make you feel like Cleopatra for the week, their own life is very basic, simple but happy. Life and a million stories exist in the eyes of these people – it is precious.

I left on the plane from Denpasar Airport feeling eternally grateful for the life and opportunities I had been blessed with.

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Lexi & Emmy with Gran and Papa

They say you should never work with children or animals…. On this occasion, my tiny models, Lexi and Emmy, were going to smash that myth by strutting their best moves and ensuring that Gran and Papa were involved in the action.  I’ve known both of these little ladies since their ultrasound photos and even then the camera adored them.

With Gran and Papa visiting from sunny Scotland, I was asked if I could take some relaxed family photos of them in their Sunday best down at Melbourne’s beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens.  Between the ideal setting, and the admiration between the grandparents and the girls, this was a lovely photo shoot that brought a smile to my face when viewing the results on screen.

Super cute…..with lots of hugs, love and giggles…. and here are the photos….

 

 

Hunting Street Art in Fitzroy

It’s the holidays and I’m using it as a good excuse to get out and get snapping.  On my own little adventure I hightailed it up to Brunswick St, Fitzroy with the aim of hunting down the vast array of street art on show.  Fitzroy is one of those areas that you turn down a laneway or a corner and BANG another SMACK of COLOUR hits you between the EYES.  Vibrant, young and funky are 3 words that pretty much sum Brunswick St up.  Here are the shots from my graffiti adventure…

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