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Beach Session with Gorgeous Family of Five

Yesterday I spent a sunny winter afternoon at Bronte beach photographing a crazy beautiful family of five. Natasha and Kostya have been together for 17 years and are lots of fun to be around! Their three little cuties are really lucky to have them as their parents. I laughed through most of the session listening to their conversation and would definitely love to hear more of their stories :) Well, maybe one day because only in a couple of weeks they’re moving back to their hometown of Chicago. I wish them all the luck in the world. Australia will miss you! <3

Boho Garden Baby Shower

The baby shower for stunning Marcia Leone, founder of NOT SO MUMSY was nothing short of magic. Marcia’s expecting her second baby in just a few weeks and wanted to have an intimate yet beautiful celebration with her closest girlfriends. The party was decorated and styled as a garden boho party by one of the best Sydney stylists and event planners – Jo Kalivas Events and Styling.

Every detail was a treat for the eyes. From the champagne bottles bathing in a golden bath of ice to the gently torched meringue which sit upon the soft velvety sponge below. The beauty didn’t stop at the arrangement, Sydney weather gifted us a warm and sunny day and Marcia’s backyard was an oasis of glimmering sunlight and luscious greenery. Golden and white decor created a worry free and whimsical atmosphere suited for such a joyous event. Guests could make themselves comfortable by sinking into one of many delicately appointed pillows; sipping the ice cold, refreshing juice from a young coconut.

Here is a list of amazing Sydney vendors who brought this boho garden party to life: Delicious grazing table was put together by The Gazing Co. Everyone loved drinking out of the cutest floral coconuts by Kayterco. The cake was created by Martie from Sweet Treats by Martie. Gold acrylic Hey Baby and cake topper were provided by Letters by LouLou and custom HeyBaby lightbox plate by Name It Custom Decor. Macrame backdrop and rug were hired from The Event Stylist. Confetti balloons and assorted partyware by DIYstyle. Glassware and assorted partyware The Party People Shop. Gold champagne bucket and trays by Prop My Party. White rattan stool by The Treasure Room.

Engagement Party at Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens

Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens – is a perfect spot for a celebration! Iconic views of Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge; blooming trees and flower beds; open grassy spaces;  unique cactus garden and dreamy city skyline – all of this make it one of the most wanted venues for many couples.

This engagement party was a complete surprise to Fiona. Hari and Fiona’s family and friends put their heart and soul into creating a truly special day for Fiona and Hari. She was overwhelmed with what she saw and couldn’t hold back her tears of joy.

I suggested to have a walk around the gardens at sunset. I invite you to have a look at a few highlights from this heartwarming celebration. Congratulations to Fiona and Hari to be engaged in one the most beautiful spots in Sydney!

Sunshine in My Pocket

The most wonderful part of my job as a professional photographer is not actually taking pictures of people, it is listening to their stories. Every single person I’ve met in my life taught me something. It is truly important for me to connect with a person and  hope that their story of life, love, dreams, struggles and success speaks through pictures. Please don’t ever be afraid to open up and let others fall in love with you.

This family traveled the world and Australia in a camper van. They’ve been searching for a place they could call home for many years before they found it in Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

 

 

Commercial Photography for Chapman Yacht Management

It was an exciting assignment to do photography for Chapman Yacht Management - Australia’s leading, full-service yacht management facility. These guys are a group of professionals, who specialise in a fully integrated service for yacht owners. It was an honour and lots of fun to document professionalism, devotion and attention to detail in their work. You can read about Chapman Yacht Management and check out their new sleek website here