Children

Little Autumn Princess

This adorable 4-months old beauty had to be ‘kidnapped’ to take these pictures :) This photoshoot was a surprise for mum and dad organised by Sophia’s sweet and caring nanny.

I hope the prints will be a good memory of how cute and precious Sophia was on her first glorious autumn!

 

Aydin’s Native American Themed Party

Organised by Joanne Kalivas, a loving mother and a brilliant organiser with immaculate taste and attention to details, Aydin’s 2nd Birthday Party was a dream to witness and document.

Even though the party was interrupted by rain, you could never tell because of the bright, friendly and relaxed atmosphere created by Aydin’s family. Adults were enjoying the conversation and delicious food, and children were entertained with games, music and face-painging by very funny Mario and Emily from Pistachio Entertainment.  In the end everyone was invited to cut the cake and enjoy this absolutely stunning candy bar – just have a look!

The cake, cookies and macaroons are by Cake Candy

Personalised chocolates by Cookie Queen Kitsch’n

 To enquire about my photography services, please contact me at anna@annamurrayphotography.com.au

 

May All Your Troubles Be Bubbles

Blowing bubbles is like seeing magic happening right in front of your eyes – the forgotten feeling of innocence and childhood. I think the world would be a better place if everyone had their own bottle of bubbles.

Here is one of the best homemade bubble recipes, which always works:

- 1/4 cup of dish detergent

- 1 cup water

- 1 tablespoon glycerin

- 1 tablespoon of sugar

Now the most important tip! Even if you mixed all the ingredients in right prportions, the bubbles wouldn’t work on the same or next day. Let your bubbles set for at least 5-7 days. Then let all your worries go and blow bubbles! :)

 

Family is My Anchor

I love off season beaches! Gentle sun, no people, silky sand and lots of salty kisses  - all the happy ingredients were present at Narrabeen beach on that beautiful afternoon. I feel very lucky to have met and photographed this genuine and loving family. It was an absolute joy seeing parents letting their “inner child” out and having fun with their children: blowing bubbles, splashing in the water, getting messy and.. happy. Seeing big smiles, little wrinkles around their eyes, documenting happy mess and real moments brings meaningfulness and joy into what I do.

Summer Splashes – The Importance of Personal Work

Monday, April 20th

Today is a cold, miserable and rainy day in Sydney and I really miss summer and my 5 minute project. I am flicking through the pictures of my son and smiling. In these pictures I see how curious, kind and brave he is, how much he’s grown and how many things we did last summer!

I also realise how much I’ve grown as an artist and a person.

When you choose a subject yourself, you choose it for a reason. When you focus on something you truly love you can invent your own world and discover the depths of it undreamed of by others. Unrestricted by time and requests you can explore every nuance of it.

The importance of personal work is immense and I want to do more of it.

Storms don’t last forever

This photosession was basically a miracle. We finished seconds away from a massive storm unleasing upon Sydney. But no rain or gloomy skies could  overshadow the inner radiance of this beautiful family. I think pictures speak louder than words.

5 Minute Project. Day 12

Today is day 12 of my personal 5 minute project, where I show my everyday life, my family and my travels. I am  already proud of myself because I am notoriously bad with projects like these. Taking these pictures brings a lot of joy and challenges into my life and I love it! I am thankful to my friends, family and people who I’ve never met for all the support and kind words. I was asked a few times whether it was a 365 project. I don’t know :) What I know is that I want to keep going.

Follow me on FB to see more pictures every day – 5 Minute Project

Simple Family Love

Every family I photograph teaches me something. Through the lens of my camera I learn big lessons of love and parenting. I am very thankful to each and every family for sharing and trusting me to document their time together.

Today I want to share with you very special pictures filled with joy, big smiles, messy hair and sandy toes. I love these pictures, because they are about childhood, about laughing, playing and being carefree with your children. I am proud to be the one to photograph these moments for this amazing family.

 

 

Taste of Ice-cream on One Summer Afternoon

I am excited to announce that together with my fellow photographers I’ve started a 5-minute project. Through a small 5-minute window you’ll see bits and pieces of my world: my family, my travels, everyday joys and worries. Inspired by 5minuteproject.com I will be taking 5 minutes worth of pictures at different times of the day or night. Love for photography, desire to observe life without interruption – to feel the moment and translate it into pictures and keeping these memories for my family is what is driving this project. I will be capturing faces, details and surroundings as they naturally unfold in front of me.

Today’s little story is about my son Raymond and our fun and messy afternoon on 29th of December 2014 at our home in Sydney.

More of the pictures you can see on my Facebook Page.

When Home is Your Favourite Place to Be

I was absolutely thrilled to be invited to the new home of my fellow photographer and amazing woman Natalia. She wanted to have family pictures in the comfort of their new home. And oh my god! I had one of the most enjoyable photoshoots ever! Not just because it was easy and fun to shoot these warm and sincere people; I found it deeply meaningful and intimate that they wanted pictures to be taken in their favourite place to be – a big blooming garden they designed and are looking after purely by themselves. Natalia, Sergei and their little daughter Veronica are such friendly people! I felt so welcome in their house. I feel blessed meeting such talented people and now good friends!