Well, it wouldn't take a detective to know that I haven't been blogging recently. I don't even know if anyone ever sees this poor old blog, but I do have some exciting news. 15 months ago I started my own photography business, Snugglepot Photography. I started out focusing on newborns and family, but this year I decided I wanted to branch out into more fun kiddy photography, so I name changed to Make Me Smile Photography. I am so excited to be able to follow my passion, use my gifts, and be able to give families a tangible memory to hold on to.
As of today I am launching my new website http://www.makemesmilephotography.com.au/ . I have a blog attached, on which I am looking forward to sharing recent images, but also my thoughts on relevant and not so relevant topics as well as maybe snippets of life that goes on around here.
So please hop on over, say hi, share it, go crazy. If any of my bloggy friends, who I don't regularly see or haven't met in person, still read this please say hello.
I look forward to seeing you on the other side.
Sunday, 22 December 2013
Emma turned 6 in November. Her party was fairy themed and everything was pink and sweet.
Enjoying fruit salad and fairy wand biscuits.
Playing musical toadstools.
Such a beautiful fairy princess.
The beautiful birthday fairy princess!
This is what Elijah thought when he ate the cake!
Sunday, 15 December 2013
Izzie Mae was such a cutie. To be honest she was probably my hardest baby, but we found the secret - wrapping her. Once she was wrapped she fell asleep like a little angel and was all good until I foolishly passed her to mummy while I changed my set and then it was all over. Even though we didn't end up with all the shots planned we still managed some nice ones. How couldn't we with such cute subjects?
Now all my newborn pics are edited and sorted I'm hoping to get onto some Christmas posts and Emma's fairy party. We'll see how we go. It's gingerbread house making week too!
Monday, 9 December 2013
Yes, I know it's been forever since I've posted. To begin with I didn't have anything particular on my mind to post and then when I did have things to post the end of year craziness had set in. But as of today most of my music students are finished, Kidventure is all finished, and the 2013 is winding itself up. Last week I was able to take pictures for two of Caitlin's florist friends :-) who happened to have baby girls a day apart. I LOVED it.
So here are a few of my favourite Miranda Elizabeth pictures. She was one sweet baby. Her big brother Bailey wouldn't sit still for one moment, he has so much energy, so we had to satisfy ourselves with just photos of baby. I think siblings and parent shots are things I'll have to work on.
I love this set of three!
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Floriade was gorgeous this year. 2013 being Canberra's centenary, the beds were Canberra themed and the designs were really clever. Emma, Emily, and I spent one day there snapping pictures.
It was quite a warm, sunny day and a lot of the flowers had been damaged by storms, but these flowers were nicely situated in the cool shade and were still intact.
I had to lie on my back to take the next two. It also happened to be the same time Emily and Emma disappeared and left me by myself.
Neither Emily or Emma had been on a Ferris Wheel before. We couldn't miss this opportunity and the view was amazing!
The only negative thing I have to say about Floriade is you do get a bit tired after an hour of taking photos of tulips! But that's why you find cool people to accompany and entertain you.
Friday, 11 October 2013
Ok if you haven't tasted cake pops, I feel very sorry for you. Besides looking super cute, they taste amazing . Here's why. You bake your chocolate cake and then crumble and mix it with chocolate cream cheese icing before forming it into your desired shape and coating it in chocolate. YUM!!! You don't have to put them on a stick, Mum has made mini cupcake ones and they look just as cute. Though eating cake off a stick is a bit of a novelty. Only downside is they do take a bit of time, but that's why I chose to make them in holidays.
I love my little chickies, but after spending most of the day forming and coating 88 cake pops I was not in the mood to get my camera out and take nice pictures of them. So this morning there were only two deformed ones left so we have to do with an iPhone pic. He still looks cute and believe it or not the chicks were actually pretty easy to make. Only note, if you intend to make these beware of having your cakes super cold or your chocolate hot because then your chicks will have cracked heads.
Thursday, 19 September 2013
Friday, 6 September 2013
With the beautiful spring weather I've been feeling the itch to photograph. I was hoping to capture the cherry blossoms with these pictures, but we were a bit late in the season, so we didn't really tick that box. But the lighting was gorgeous and so were my subjects.
Originally my plan was to do shots with Annaliese and Genevieve because Annaliese adores that dog. Sebastian wanted to join us and Victoria was my very helpful bag carrier. Next time I think I'll bring lollies as bribery, and an extra helper per child.
I love this one!
The colour version of the one I put up yesterday. I couldn't decide which one was my favourite. My first thought was B&W but the more I look at the colour the more I like it.
I ask him to put his face in his hands and smile and he does this!
But then he does this! No matter what he looks cute!
He has the Roberts' one-sided smile
I am just loving this lighting! It pays to wait for the perfect time of day!
And the last few just for fun. This was near the end and Sebastian wasn't keen on getting a hug!
And by the time I was getting these shots (Sebastian was very particular about which step he wanted to sit on), I decided they'd been pretty good models and I'd let them go home!
I paid them with sundaes and I think we all finished pretty happy.