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Planet Crimea

Spectacular views of the Crimean peninsula and two people in love make my heart smile..

Vintage Maternity Session in Centennial Park

This was one of the most beautiful maternity sessions I’ve done! Racheal was absolutely stunning at almost 38 weeks pregnant and her little girl Valentina is a pure angel.

Racheal was my dream client. Easygoing and creative she put a lot of thought and effort into the outfits and accessories. I was blown away by the dresses and the flower-crown. Angie Yablonska did Racheal’s stunning hair and make-up.

The day of the shoot was the coldest day in May on record, but everyone on our team was a fighter and we’ll remember this autumn day filled with femininity, beauty and tenderness.

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.

Peace Within Yourself

All Sydneysiders remember the Sydney hail storm last weekend. These shots were taken minutes and some of them seconds before it hit Sydney. I watch the dark skies, hear the thunder, then look at Jen and see how wonderfully peaceful and tranquil she is. I ponder on the power of life, the power of nature and us being a part of it. It is amazing how vulnerable and strong at the same time a pregnant woman is. I look at Jen, Mick, Jaxson and Mirabelle holding hands and realise how important it is to have each other in the moments of calm and storm. I am thankful to them for making this shoot truly unique and meaningful.

Walking on the Milky Way

Autumn is magical. There are myriads of starts falling off the trees: orange, yellow, red and brown. Two hour drive from Sydney to Mount Wilson and we found ourselves in a different galaxy.

Elena and Con

This was one of the shortest but warmest and most emotional weddings I ever photographed! This amazing family gave me chills from the love they were emanating. What I really liked about that day – it was free from wedding day anxiety, strict plans and crowds of guests. It was simple and happy – exactly what you want life to be.