Carols by candle light

Third year running of the Carols by candlelight at my kids school, and I still enjoy photographing it so much.  The kids really enjoy themselves, which you can see in the images below. First few images though are some of the carols organisers (not all of them, there are some that I missed!) A huge thank you to the work that goes on behind the scenes months prior to the event.  Well done guys, you have created an event that my kids love and really look forward to each year.  And from the turn out, more families are discovering how lovely it is for us to all come together before christmas.  So a huge thank you to you! xx Enjoy the images below, and parents and friends of Holy Spirit, I will have the all the images from the evening for you to view on the return to school, will ask Julie to put the password in the newsletter. Merry Christmas everyone!  Belinda 

Fete fun

Super fun day, amazing fete committee 🙂 It was another fabulous fete day! Bx

Linda & Greg

It’s not every day that you meet someone on their wedding day.  This poor couple had their photographer cancel on them the week before their big day, so normally I would have met the couple well before they were getting married, but I met Linda and Greg only an hour before they were married! Thankfully Linda and Greg were very relaxed and Linda’s girls so lovely, we were in the swing of the pre-ceremony portraits within minutes.  Taking their portraits in the Treasury gardens was fab! We then moved onto the Old Treasury building to the registry office for the ceremony and then they had a lovely afternoon tea at The Windsor to celebrate. I’m only sharing the pre-ceremony portraits for now, after the family have seen the rest I will share more, I promise! Linda and Gregg, thanks so much for having me along for the ride, hope your relaxing spa retreat was gorgeous and I’ll speak to you soon!  B xx

Doesn't look a day over 21 ;)

As well as taking family portraits, I also cover small celebrations like engagements, anniversaries and birthday parties.  And not just kids birthday parties, but milestones like turning 30. Not that Kellie even looks 30! I’m catching up on blogging, so this was a couple of months ago now and it was a little chillier!  But the heaters were pumping and the dance floor was starting just as I was heading off. Lots of family, friends and yummy food.  And a little excitement when the birthday cake caught fire! Kellie, your family and friends were so welcoming and you could see how much you are loved. Happy 30th year! Belinda x

Fiona & Chris get engaged

So you may remember this lovely couple from a blog post a little bit ago, I also had the pleasure of capturing their engagement party last year and am finally sharing it with you now. Fiona and Chris had an afternoon tea party at Rosebank Receptions in Nth Ringwood.  It was a family affair, kids made super welcome with their own table and further tables outside on the lawns, all provided a fun relaxed vibe. Fiona had asked for me to not only capture the day’s moments, but also to take family photos for her guests so as to have very personal thank you notes later on (this lady thought of everything!) The cake was gorgeous and Chris’s speech super long (and very funny!)  There were little girls twirling in front of beautiful mirrors, smiles and lots of hugs.  A gorgeous couple and a gorgeous day. Here is some of the love.  B xx And here is my second shooter for the day, he was a champ 😉

Happy Birthday Judy!

I love birthdays, especially milestone ones as they are extra special and need extra special celebrations. Yummy food, gorgeous location and weather.  But best of all, good company! I hope you had a wonderful birthday Judy, thanks so much for having me. xx

Ruby anniversary

Oh to have a love that you can celebrate 40 years of marriage! The warmth and love that this family radiated had me beaming the whole time I was shooting.  Family and life long friends coming together to celebrate a couple that have built such a gorgeous life and family together. A taste of a fabulous day, thanks for allowing me to capture such a special day. xx

Paul turns 80…

And boy, was it a birthday party!  This was no average 80th!  There were games, upon games, dancing, costumes.  These guys know how to party!  Paul is a little bit of a country fan too, hence the theme ;o) I’m not sure if you know, but I have moved into covering events.  Birthdays and the like, parties like this one, where there is so much going on, no one has time to take any pictures. There are a lot of memories here, as it was a wonderful day.  Here’s a little of what they got up to. x

Princess in the park

What started out to be an average rainy Melbourne day, turned into a beautifully sunny and gorgeous one. Thankfully!  As Jess and Trav had planned to have Eve’s first birthday in their local park, it was perfect! Lots of yummy food, picnic blankets and games of cricket.  Everyone had a ball! Especially Jack.  At cake time, his Dad asked him what song they were about to sing, and he got to sing his favorite song. This would have to be the first time I have heard “Baa, baa black sheep” at cake time, if you’re asked a question, why not tell them what you really want!  Go Jack! Jess and Trav, your little family are just beautiful!  Eve, I love a cake too and am probably just as messy as you. Guys, here is your preview, more soon. xx