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Yearly Archives: 2014

And . . . . . . BREATHE. So Santa Claus has been and gone. Presents have been wrapped, only to be ripped open by excited children. Their gifts sit in piles around the house, waiting to find their new homes. Santa is no doubt sitting on a beach somewhere warm and tropical sipping on a […]

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It’s Christmas this week. Can you believe it? It only seems like it was Christmas yesterday. I don’t know about you, but here in my home we are in full christmas swing. We’ve also had a week of visitors, most of them nice but one of them not, and I’ve been constantly ducking to the […]

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It’s been a really emotional two days in the lead up to this post. As most of you probably know, an armed islamic extremist took hostages in a Sydney coffee shop yesterday, and the 17 hour stand off resulted in the death of two young innocent people – a 34 year old man and a […]

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Even though I’ve been taking photos for almost 38 years (I received my first camera when I was 5), I REALLY started my photography journey when my husband bought me a “big girl camera”, a Canon EOS 400D, for my birthday back in 2007. It came with am 18-55mm kit lens and a kit zoom […]

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It seems each week I just make it in, with my deadline on Tuesdays at 10pm (AEST). It’s now 8:18PM and I’m finally writing my blog entry. That’s cutting it fine!! Here in Australia, on the Gold Coast where I live, summer has arrived with full force! With temps in the mid ’30s and humidity high, […]

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I’ve been unable to post the last couple of weeks. Apart from the crazy season arriving early and being busier than usual, I’ve been taking part in a fantastic workshop with Clickin Moms called Elements of Design. I’ve barely shot anything that wasn’t workshop related these past 4 weeks. And because of that, I have been […]

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The closer we get to Christmas, the crazier it is! With 4 kids, the lead up to the holidays is full of concerts, next year prep orientation and information days, graduation ceremonies, parties (birthday and christmas and end of school), photo shoots, family visits, swimming carnivals, sport, Melbourne Cup, workshops, editing, catch ups with friends, […]

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This week has been manic (again? I hear you ask). On Monday, I started a long awaited photography workshop called Elements of Design. I registered back in September, waiting up until after 1am on the day registrations opened, so I could reserve one of the coveted 30 places. I squealed with delight when I got […]

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Another week of “And then we snapped”. Remember to follow the link at the end to go around the blog circle. This week, the kids went back to school after having two weeks off. Back to school week is always a little more chaotic than other weeks, especially as we get used to waking up […]

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I missed out on the past 2 weeks, so I have quite a bit of catching up to do. And because I have so much to catch up on, I haven’t dated them like I usually do. And I’ve even missed a few days. To cut a long story short, we had school holidays and […]

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I haven’t posted in a while. Life has been pretty hectic. With school activities, looking after a large house and a family of six, trying to build my own business with a huge project in the works, and then having kids on school holidays, I’ve had very little time to do anything else. So I’ve […]

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I didn’t think I’d be able to post this week. This time of the year is always hard for us, as it’s the anniversary of our son’s diagnosis with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. So I was feeling pretty sad all week and barely took out my camera. The shots I did manage to get weren’t any […]

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