The Archives

This section of the site is an archive of blog posts from October 2011 to November 2015. If you're interested in what I've been working on since then check out my portfolio. If you're interested in what else I've been up to you can find me on Instagram.

Waddamana Power Station

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.

Inspired by an old dictionary

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

Quick Picks – featuring photography of architecture, portraits, wildlife and landscapes

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

Quick Picks – featuring fabric moths, a garden in a ruler, and wire fairies

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

Quick Picks – featuring thunderstorms captured in lights and photographs, and an oceanic abyss in a table

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

Quick Picks – featuring old dictionaries, lost photographs and images of fireflies

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

Quick Picks – featuring glass waves, transformative sculpture, and tiny crossbows

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

Quick Picks – featuring British accents, long exposures, and voyeuristic portraiture

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

City Fragments – Melbourne

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

Quick Picks – featuring shadow theatre, bodypainting and translation through illustration

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

Quick Picks – Melbourne delights in this first week of winter

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

Quick Picks – Featuring a sea of clouds, living sculptures, and notes in Berlin

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

Barek Art Timelapse

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

Quick Picks – featuring papier mache pandas, drinkable books and dandelion lamps.

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.

Quick Picks Week 3, 2014 – featuring online wedding stationery, ceramic dinosaurs and tailored gift hampers.

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.

Quick Picks Week 2, 2014 – featuring advice for the newly engaged, typewritten art, and a 365 day clock.

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.

Quick Picks 51, 2013 – featuring custom wedding cookies, paper trees, and Christmas crafts.

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.

Merry Christmas Everyone

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

Quick Picks Week 50, 2013 – Featuring pretty bridal accessories, a time-lapse of London, & a Pinterest advent calendar.

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.

Quick Picks Week 49, 2013 – Featuring bridal bouquet trends, creative pedestrian crossings and the anatomy of Christmas cards.

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.

Brisbane’s most stoic residents

Brisbane Citycat and Pelican Sculpture

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

Quick Picks Week 48 2013 – featuring tips for rainy wedding days, photographs of perfect bodies and a film festival.

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.

Quick Picks Week 47, 2013 – featuring links about our wedding, my favourite art galleries, and birthday presents to make me smile.

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.

Live in the sunshine

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We live in a world filled with possibilities and opportunities. All we need to do is make the most of what's available to us. Live in the sunshine, Swim the sea, Drink the wild air's salubrity ― Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ Pav

Quick Picks Week 46, 2013 – featuring wedding guest books, a trip to London in the 1600’s and a book of letters of note.

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.

Quick Picks Week 45, 2013 – featuring stunning wedding gowns, wire sculptures, and a guide to popular flowers.

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.

Quick Picks Week 44, 2013 – featuring bespoke hand lettering, sculptures made from old skateboards and coffee via Twitter.

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.

Quick Picks Week 43, 2013 – Featuring industrial wedding venues, crushed glass butterflies and garage sales.

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.

Quick Picks Week 42, 2013 – featuring alternatives to wedding cake, girls dressed in milk, and a scent camera.

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.

Quick Picks Week 41, 2013 – featuring spring wedding accessories, Lego for grown-ups, and open house tours.

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.

Quick Picks Week 40, 2013 – featuring handmade wedding favours, secret paintings, and travel tips.

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.

Quick Picks 39, 2013 – featuring tutus for flower girls, zoetropes, and Riverfire!

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!

Quick Picks 38, 2013 – featuring wedding day emergency kits, super trees and taxidermy.

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.

Quick Picks 37, 2013 – featuring beautiful wedding gowns, inverted landscapes and personality-filled frogs.

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.

Springing into Queensland Brides with a bit of creative licence

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

Quick Picks – Week 36, 2013 – Featuring gold wedding jewellery, drawings of classic architecture, & choose your own adventure stories.

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.

Quick Picks – Week 35, 2013 – featuring tips for tight wedding budgets, suspended ships & chocolate shops.

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.

Cleopatra

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

Puppy Dog Tales

King Charles Cavalier dog sitting on a sofa beside a book of baby names.

Sometimes when we do a photo shoot we get bonus subjects. This photo was taken during a maternity shoot (the book of baby names kind of gives it away). The lovely puppy wasn't scheduled to have a photo taken on her own, but she was posing so beautifully that Geoff obviously couldn't resist. ~ Pav

Shooting Star

photo of a beautiful yoga class, by Brisbane portrait photographer Shy Fox Photography

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