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In the geographical centre of Tasmania, up in the highlands, there's a turn off from the Highland Lakes Road that takes you 30km down a winding dirt road to an unexpected piece of industrial design history - the Waddamana Hydro-Electric Power Station. Or more precisely these days, the Waddamana Power Station Museum.
This is our first "proper" winter in a long time. It's tempting to hide out inside, huddled beside the heater, but we've been brave and dragged ourselves out to explore. Recently we ventured to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, one of my favourite places in Hobart, even during the chill of winter.
In November 2014 my lovely husband gave me an India Paper Edition of Webster’s New International Dictionary of the English Language published in 1919. It spurned the Dictionary Project, a series of images inspired by the words and definitions contained in the impossibly thin pages of this beautiful old book. The latest entry is inspired… Continue reading Inspired by an old dictionary
This weekend's adventure took us to the Taste of the Huon festival. The festival is focused on food, wine, entertainment, arts and crafts from the Huon Valley, D’entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island regions of Tasmania (which all lie just south of Hobart).
This week I've been drawn to artists in my own field, so this week’s quick pick of internet finds is all about photography. As usual, good things come in threes... There's a vast array of photographers out there at the moment creating some great images. The work of these three has that something extra that… Continue reading Quick Picks – featuring photography of architecture, portraits, wildlife and landscapes
This week’s quick pick of internet finds is all about sculpture. As usual, good things come in threes... ♥ Artist Yumi Okita makes giant fabric moths. Her Etsy shop is closed at the moment so in the meantime you can check out her work via The Jealous Curator. ♥ Designer Norihiko Terayama has some interesting… Continue reading Quick Picks – featuring fabric moths, a garden in a ruler, and wire fairies
This week's quick pick of internet finds focuses on the wonders of nature turned into art. As usual, good things come in threes... ♥ I will freely admit to having a fascination with interesting lighting. So it's no surprise that this thunderstorm lamp by Richard Clarkson had me quickly scanning for the price. Sadly at… Continue reading Quick Picks – featuring thunderstorms captured in lights and photographs, and an oceanic abyss in a table
This week's quick pick of internet finds features things that not only drew my attention, but also captured my imagination. As usual, good things come in threes... ♥ This article by James Somers on old vs new dictionaries is just magic. I was inspired to install the 1913 Webster's Dictionary on my phone and am… Continue reading Quick Picks – featuring old dictionaries, lost photographs and images of fireflies
This week's quick pick of internet finds is all about looking at things in a different way. As usual, good things come in threes... ♥ Sydney-based artist Ben Young has captured waves in glass. I find his sculptures absolutely captivating and am seriously considering adding one to my collection. Via [Faith is Torment] ♥… Continue reading Quick Picks – featuring glass waves, transformative sculpture, and tiny crossbows
Winter has hit Brisbane full force this week with bitingly cold winds complemented by some lovely drizzly rain. So it's been perfect weather to snuggle on the sofa and lose myself on the web. There's no link between this week’s quick pick of internet finds, other than that they all captured my imagination. As usual,… Continue reading Quick Picks – featuring British accents, long exposures, and voyeuristic portraiture
A few weeks ago we packed our bags and left sunny Brisbane for a long weekend in Melbourne. The sale airfares we had meant our baggage allowance was limited to hand luggage, which forced us to be selective about the camera kit we took. While I've moved away from the old days of wanting to carry… Continue reading City Fragments – Melbourne
This week's quick pick of internet finds are all about transformation. As usual, good things come in threes... ♥ Shadowland, by dance company Pilobolus, is all about transformation. It combines dance and shadow theatre to stunning effect. We saw it last night and loved it. It's on at QPAC in Brisbane until Sunday 15 June… Continue reading Quick Picks – featuring shadow theatre, bodypainting and translation through illustration
I'm trying something new with Quick Picks today, with the first of what will hopefully be a regular series of posts by guest contributors. The author of today's post is Tess, a friend, co-conspirator, and resident of Melbourne, Australia. According to Tourism Victoria, Melbourne is a city of endless possibilities, so what better location from… Continue reading Quick Picks – Melbourne delights in this first week of winter
I've been thinking about travel a bit lately, so this week's quick pick of internet finds highlights just some of the places on my wanderlust wish list. As usual, good things come in threes... ♥ The unkai terrace at the Hoshino Resorts Tomamu has just made my list of places to visit in Japan. It's… Continue reading Quick Picks – Featuring a sea of clouds, living sculptures, and notes in Berlin
One of the really exciting things about the move away from full-time professional photography has been the way it's prompted me to plan and create things without thinking about how I might be able to use them to encourage bookings. Now I'm doing work purely because I want to, which is liberating. It's also encouraging… Continue reading Barek Art Timelapse
Look, Quick Picks is back! It's now shorter, and possibly a little sweeter, but still full of my latest internet finds. And as always, good things come in threes... ♥ A collaboration between French artist, Paulo Grangeon, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and the creatives at PMQ and AllRightsReserved saw 1600 papier-mâché panda sculptures travel… Continue reading Quick Picks – featuring papier mache pandas, drinkable books and dandelion lamps.
One Sunday morning earlier this year we decided that a road trip was in order. So we pulled out our map and started planning. As soon as I saw the words "Lost World" I knew it was where we would end up. It's a valley situated behind the Lamington National Park in the Gold Coast… Continue reading A Lost World
A few months have passed since I posted about our intention to step back from the world of wedding photography, and wind down that side of our business. Those few months have been a time of transition. I've produced and delivered the last of our clients' albums. I've spent time overseas. I've continued to separate out… Continue reading Well, well, what have we here then?
They say that all good things must come to an end, and so it is with our venture into the wedding photography business. We've had a blast but have decided it's time to move on to other things. If you liked following along on our adventures you might want to check out some of the… Continue reading So long, and thanks for all the fish.
It's that lovely time of year where I find myself wanting to spend every spare moment at the beach. So as I plot and plan ways to do just that, here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes... Weddings ♥ Did you know that US online vintage and… Continue reading Quick Picks Week 3, 2014 – featuring online wedding stationery, ceramic dinosaurs and tailored gift hampers.
Welcome to 2014! To get things started right, here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes... Weddings ♥ The Vintage Bride has some very sensible wedding planning advice for the newly engaged. ♥ Wedding Window is one of an increasing number of sites out there for couples who… Continue reading Quick Picks Week 2, 2014 – featuring advice for the newly engaged, typewritten art, and a 365 day clock.
I'm often surprised by how many people I see taking holiday pictures on large, expensive SLRs. When you look at it these cameras are pretty bulky to carry around, and they're not cheap to buy in the first place, so why do so many people choose them over the alternatives? Well I guess there's an… Continue reading The New Range of High End Compact Cameras
Christmas is just a few days away now. So as we finish putting up the last of our decorations, here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes... Weddings ♥ Polka Dot Bride has finished the year with a website makeover. I love the new look. ♥ Sydney-based company… Continue reading Quick Picks 51, 2013 – featuring custom wedding cookies, paper trees, and Christmas crafts.
Today's picture post has a festive theme! Throughout the latter half of December Brisbane's City Hall is hosting a spectacular projected light show based on The Nutracker. It's really worth seeing with your own eyes, but for now I'll leave you with this highlight! We'll be taking a break over Christmas, so I'll return on… Continue reading Merry Christmas Everyone
There are just 11 days until Christmas, which means we have one week left to wrap up the work we plan to deliver this year. So without further ado, here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes... Weddings ♥ The Knot are predicting that Pantone's colour of the… Continue reading Quick Picks Week 50, 2013 – Featuring pretty bridal accessories, a time-lapse of London, & a Pinterest advent calendar.
Hello all, Today I'm going to start a new series of posts called Tech Hunter. This basically stems from me being the sort of person who spends a lot of time poring over camera equipment blogs to find the latest products. So to save you the trouble of developing your own OCD I thought I'd… Continue reading Tech Hunter – What Ever Happened to the 50mm Camera?
With just over two weeks until Christmas, it's definitely time to start sending out cards and getting our Christmas shopping done. So as we try to calculate just how long it will take for some international shipping, here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes... Weddings ♥ The… Continue reading Quick Picks Week 49, 2013 – Featuring bridal bouquet trends, creative pedestrian crossings and the anatomy of Christmas cards.
Although Brisbane supports many bright, colourful characters, if you look closely there's always room for quiet ones watching the world pass by without drawing attention to themselves. It's easy to miss these two, who live near the Maritime Museum come rain or shine, I like to think that the weather doesn't get them down, despite… Continue reading Brisbane’s most stoic residents
This weekend sees the official end of spring here in the southern hemisphere, which means it's time to think seriously about spending much more time at the beach. So as we work out how we can pack more sun, surf and sand into our schedule, here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual,… Continue reading Quick Picks Week 48 2013 – featuring tips for rainy wedding days, photographs of perfect bodies and a film festival.
I'll let you in on a little secret - it's my birthday today! I'm happily old enough to have learnt to type on a typewriter rather than a computer, and to have been around when Polaroid cameras were new rather than retro. While Quick Picks always provides insights into my personality and my taste, I… Continue reading Quick Picks Week 47, 2013 – featuring links about our wedding, my favourite art galleries, and birthday presents to make me smile.
As the end of the year edges closer and closer, I find myself starting to think about the deadlines that will need to be pushed over into the new year. It's funny how an arbitrary date can inspire a sense of endings and beginnings. So as I review my substantial to do list, here’s this… Continue reading Quick Picks Week 46, 2013 – featuring wedding guest books, a trip to London in the 1600’s and a book of letters of note.
Can you believe it's November already? The frangipanis are in flower, the days are getting longer, and Brisbane's Queen Street Mall is already full of Christmas decorations. So as we start counting the days until Christmas, here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes... Weddings ♥ If you… Continue reading Quick Picks Week 45, 2013 – featuring stunning wedding gowns, wire sculptures, and a guide to popular flowers.
It's easy to get caught up in the rat race. That relentless feeling that we need to do more and achieve more. But sometimes what we really need is to step away from all the technology and remind ourselves of the beauty of the world around us. To stop. To really look. And to breathe.… Continue reading Go to nature to be soothed and healed
We've had some major hiccups with our internet access over the last week, but luckily the internet pixies (as I like to think of our ISP's technicians) have fixed it just in time for this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes... Weddings ♥ The Knot Australia has some… Continue reading Quick Picks Week 44, 2013 – featuring bespoke hand lettering, sculptures made from old skateboards and coffee via Twitter.
It's been one of those surreal weeks where I've found myself staring at pictures of autumn and winter inspiration from the northern hemisphere while sweltering in the Queensland heat. So as I try to reconcile my desire for roaring fires and cosy jumpers with the reality of 32 degree days, here’s this week’s quick pick… Continue reading Quick Picks Week 43, 2013 – Featuring industrial wedding venues, crushed glass butterflies and garage sales.
Colour in art is a fascinating thing, especially when you start to delve into the world of colour psychology and look at the effect that particular colours can have on emotions and behaviour. Yellow is linked to emotion. It's a colour of happiness and optimism, and of emotional strength and self-esteem. It can lift our… Continue reading The colours of optimism and magic
After a very busy week we're planning a quick escape to the beach. So as we get ready for some surf and some sun, here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds to help you wind down to the weekend. As usual, good things come in threes... Weddings ♥ As shocking as it seems, not… Continue reading Quick Picks Week 42, 2013 – featuring alternatives to wedding cake, girls dressed in milk, and a scent camera.
Where did the week go? As I stare at my calendar in confusion, why don't you dive into this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes... Weddings ♥ Bride La Boheme has just released a gorgeous spring/summer collection of bridal accessories appropriately named Summertime Love. Via [Hello May].… Continue reading Quick Picks Week 41, 2013 – featuring spring wedding accessories, Lego for grown-ups, and open house tours.
It's no secret that I love to capture what I think of as stolen moments. Those fleeting seconds when everyone assumes no photos are being taken. When they forget about the camera, the lights, and whatever else is going on around them and get lost in their own thoughts. Often these shots are intended as… Continue reading A quiet beach and a little girl, lost.
I keep forgetting that this weekend is a long weekend and trying to book things for Monday. So as I get my head around the concept, here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds to help you wind down in preparation for three days away from work. Rather aptly this week, as usual, good things… Continue reading Quick Picks Week 40, 2013 – featuring handmade wedding favours, secret paintings, and travel tips.
Welcome to Friday lovely people! Here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds for you to enjoy as we cruise towards the weekend. As usual, good things come in threes... Weddings ♥ Polka Dot Groom, has some advice on why you might want to buy rather than hire suits for your wedding. If nothing else,… Continue reading Quick Picks 39, 2013 – featuring tutus for flower girls, zoetropes, and Riverfire!
We met Emma on a photo shoot we were doing for a make up artist a couple of months ago, and knew straight away that we wanted to work with her again. If memory serves, I loved the way she looked on camera so much that I might even have threatened to take her home… Continue reading A girl and a book with some great expectations
This week has involved settling back into life in Brisbane after quite a hectic week away. So as we head towards what will hopefully be a relaxing weekend, here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes... Weddings ♥ The Miegunyah House Museum in Bowen Hills has an exhibition… Continue reading Quick Picks 38, 2013 – featuring wedding day emergency kits, super trees and taxidermy.
We've spent this week enjoying the sights of Singapore and a beautiful beach resort in Thailand. But we didn't forget about you! So as we dust off the sand and unpack our suitcases, here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds for you to enjoy. As usual, good things come in threes... Weddings ♥ The… Continue reading Quick Picks 37, 2013 – featuring beautiful wedding gowns, inverted landscapes and personality-filled frogs.
We're really pleased to have three pictures featured in the current issue of Queensland Brides. In their words “With their impeccable timing and keen eye for detail, our wedding photographers have a knack of capturing unforgettable moments. We love what happens when they get really creative, letting their imagination run free and turning moments into… Continue reading Springing into Queensland Brides with a bit of creative licence
What is is about the arrival of spring that makes you desperately want to tidy your home and reduce the amount of clutter? Happily, I've resisted the urge long enough to pull together this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes... Weddings ♥ The Urban List has joined the… Continue reading Quick Picks – Week 36, 2013 – Featuring gold wedding jewellery, drawings of classic architecture, & choose your own adventure stories.
We've spoken before about how much we enjoy doing wedding inspiration shoots, and we're really excited that our Bush Bride inspiration shoot is featured over on Polka Dot Bride today. I've seen a lot of beautiful floral crowns this year, mostly featuring traditional European flowers, and I couldn't help thinking that an Australian native floral… Continue reading Bush Bride Inspiration
Here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes... Weddings There's no denying that weddings can be expensive. So this week's wedding quick picks are all about saving money. ♥ The Knot Australia has 30 ways to save money on your wedding. ♥ Polka Dot Bride has some great… Continue reading Quick Picks – Week 35, 2013 – featuring tips for tight wedding budgets, suspended ships & chocolate shops.
It's not every day that you find Cleopatra wandering regally through the Brisbane night. As you know, a few weeks ago we went to Lost Movements to take photos of the Glory Box fashion parades. As an unexpected bonus, we also got to capture some of the gorgeous work of the night's resident body painters,… Continue reading Cleopatra
As the temperatures in Brisbane drop once again, why not snuggle up with a nice cup of tea and enjoy this week's quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes... Weddings ♥ If you're looking for inspiration on how to make your reception venue uniquely yours, The Knot Australia has you… Continue reading Quick Picks – Week 34, 2013
Internet access at our place has been a little sporadic for the last few days, but we've battled through to bring you this week's pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes... Weddings ♥ I've mentioned the work of Bespoke Letterpress in Quick Picks before, but they've just updated their website to… Continue reading Quick Picks – Week 33, 2013
I mentioned in a Quick Picks post a few weeks ago that we were going to be attending Lost Movements to take photos of the Glory Box fashion parades. It was a fabulous night and the girls all looked stunning. As well as snapping shots of them during the parade, Geoff took advantage of the great… Continue reading The girls from Glory Box
As is always the case, the second week in August has bought cold winter winds to Brisbane. While we try to stay warm, here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds to keep you entertained. As usual, good things come in threes... Weddings ♥ The Spring 2013 issue of Queensland Brides (one of our favourite bridal… Continue reading Quick Picks – Week 32, 2013
Hi! It's Friday, which means it's time for this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes... Weddings ♥ If you're considering alternatives to the traditional bridal headwear, be sure to take a look at the gorgeous creations of Angelica Brigade. They have a bridal range, but their other ranges… Continue reading Quick Picks – Week 31, 2013
Well hello there! How are you on this fine Friday? Are you ready for this week’s quick pick of internet finds? As usual, good things come in threes... Weddings ♥ I love shiny, sparkly things, so it's no surprise whatsoever that I am completely smitten by Sydney-based milliner Viktoria Novak's entire collection. You could totally… Continue reading Quick Picks – Week 30, 2013
It's no secret that we love taking pictures of people, but we also like to play around and experiment in other areas of photography. So I thought this week I'd give you a peek at one of Geoff's recent landscape photos. I love seeing the results of his photography expeditions, and I love this one… Continue reading A Blue Pole
I've had one of those slightly out of sync weeks where I haven't really been sure of what day it is. So I'm both excited, and slightly surprised, that it's Friday today! And as it is Friday, it's time for this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes... Weddings… Continue reading Quick Picks – Week 29, 2013
I've been fighting off a cold this week which has involved lots of cups of tea and warm blankets, and a little bit of feeling sorry for myself. Luckily the internet has kept me entertained and smiling. Here’s the pick of my finds from this week. As usual, good things come in threes... Weddings This… Continue reading Quick Picks – Week 28, 2013
As many of you who follow your favourite blogs via RSS will already know, Google Reader closed its doors on 1 July 2013. The most popular choices to replace Reader seem to be Feedly and Bloglovin'. We've heard good things about both, but were ultimately drawn in by Feedly. But we're all about equal opportunity,… Continue reading Who to choose now Google Reader is gone?
Hello you fabulous things, welcome to Friday! It's almost the weekend, so here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds to help you start winding down. As usual, good things come in threes... Weddings ♥ If you're considering blue as one of your wedding colours, then you might want to check out Queensland Brides for… Continue reading Quick Picks – Week 27, 2013
Have you ever seen a bright picture of someone playing a saxophone? Neither have I, there's just something about it that needs to be played in a poorly lit dark room. That was the feel I was going for with this picture, even though it was actually taken in broad daylight in the Queen St… Continue reading Queen Street Mall Blues
Here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes... Weddings ♥ Earlier this week one of the ultimate vintage wedding dresses, Elizabeth Taylor's dress from her first wedding, sold at auction for a cool £121,875. Via [The Knot Australia]. ♥ If you spend any time on the wedding… Continue reading Quick Picks – Week 26, 2013
This is a quick picks post, so it must be Friday! As usual, good things come in threes... Weddings ♥ I'm not a girl who believes in having a single signature perfume, or even two. I have a whole collection that I adore. I love the way a scent can reflect or enhance your mood,… Continue reading Quick Picks – Week 25, 2013
Being a portrait photographer is a great job on most days, but when it allows us to photograph a beautiful yoga class raising funds to support children in Nepal it's even better. The class was the vision of the beautiful Jasmine Yogini as a way to fundraise for her friend Mahesh and the 12 children… Continue reading Shooting Star
It's Friday, and time for another set of links intended to delight, inspire and amuse. As usual, good things come in threes... Weddings ♥ The idea of setting up your own wedding website is becoming increasingly common. As well as being a single place your guests can go to find out everything they need to… Continue reading Quick Picks – Week 24, 2013
Whoever said that Sunday afternoons in the park needed to be slow and relaxing? Not these guys I think. This is slacklining, like tightrope walking but with less circus spandex and more backflips. Yes that's right backflips! Awesome to watch and more evidence that there are fascinating people to meet all over the place! ~… Continue reading Hanging in the Balance
Here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes... Weddings ♥ Melbourne wedding gown designer, Anna Campbell will shortly be touring the country with dresses from her new Ivory Collection. She'll be at Babushka Ballerina in Brisbane on 1 August. Places are limited so book in early! Via… Continue reading Quick Picks – Week 23, 2013
Here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes... Weddings ♥ A beaded sash is a nice way to add some sparkle to your wedding day. Polka Dot Bride has a selection they've found on Etsy. ♥ Two weeks ago we linked to an article on dealing with the… Continue reading Quick Picks – Week 22, 2013
Last week you saw one of our recent models, Emma, channelling an eighties music video. This week she's a little more fairytale. You know that I love playing with props in photos, so when Geoff spotted this lovely red ceramic apple in the house where this shoot was done, we couldn't resist having a little… Continue reading Snow White wedding inspiration
Here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes... Weddings ♥ The winter issue of Queensland Brides is out. It has country and vintage inspiration, the ultimate guide for the bridal party, and a guide to designing or choosing your engagement ring. ♥ With temperatures dropping in Brisbane, the… Continue reading Quick Picks – Week 21, 2013
Sometimes even the photographer can be surprised by how an image turns out! This photo was taken as we were setting up the lighting for a bridal makeup shoot. The idea was a nice bright background and soft light on the model's face. Turns out the light was a bit bright and a bit close, but… Continue reading Sweet Dreams Are Made Of These