Archive | Photo RSS feed for this section

Have you met Clare?

20 Apr

Clare of Clare Metcalf Photography is a dear friend of mine, who happens to be a fabulous photographer in Melbourne, Australia. Her unique style is natural and fresh, and always captures the essence of the event or subject.

 

Not only is she talented, but she is also incredibly versatile – she can switch from wedding photography to children’s photography in a flash (Pun intended).

A few months ago i posted some photos from our wedding – Clare flew to Tasmania to be one of our witnesses and photograph our day. You can see the blog post Here.

Visit Clare’s Blog or “like” her Facebook Page to stay up to date with her latest work !

Advertisements

A favourite…

18 Apr

I took this photo about 6 weeks ago when i was home – this is my second family and i love them to bits. We had a very impromptu “sesh”, and this is one of my most favourite photos that i’ve ever taken.

It shows a moment in time. A perfectly imperfect moment in time. This is how i think a family portrait should be!

I also wanted to say thank you SO much to everyone who shared their hints and tricks in flea elimination. I’ll get rid of those suckers if it’s the last thing i do! 😛 xx

…And then the cat got fleas.

17 Apr

I picked the wrong week to go AWOL. My darling friend Katie from Chicken Noodle Gravy featured little ol’ me on her lovely blog! You can read the post Here 😀

Katie is a total wordsmith, the way she writes is so…melodic. Her words just flow. And her words about me made me cry happy tears! Thank you Katie, it means the world to me that you think so highly of me and my photography ♥

I haven’t posted in a couple of days, i think i’ve been in a slump. I get that way sometimes, i’m kind of a diva 😛 This is what i’ve been up to…

Sweet potato, asparagus & portobello mushroom risotto

Thats me in a wheel. Its just the way i roll.

 

A glass of red at dusk. Nice.

 I’ve also discovered a new TV show. It’s called Leverage. Have you seen it? I’ve been watching it online.

We also had a rental inspection by the real estate. I went mental cleaning and tidying, but they barely checked anything and then told me it was the most nicely furnished/decorated place on their books. Naturally the oven died the next day!

And last but not least, the cat had fleas. I never thought i would find it so embarrassing, but it seems to be on par with how you’d feel if your kid came home from school with headlice. You know it’s normal, you know it can happen even if your house and kid/furkid is clean…..but it’s just so gross!

So we’ve been madly washing sheets and cushions and vacuuming and accosted the cat with an assortment of flea products in a frenzy of flea elimination. I’d love to hear any handy hints or tricks you may wish to share!

The Mr now thinks the name of this blog is hilarious *cue eye roll from me* 😛

I hope you’re having a lovely weekend, and don’t forget to drop in and say hi to Katie at Chicken Noodle Gravy xx

Bloom Bloom

12 Apr

Yesterday i had fun playing around with my macro tubes, doing super close ups of some flowers. I love that if you get it close enough, it’s almost unrecognisable as a flower and makes you take a second look 🙂

These little darlings are so tiny and dainty ♥

Macro tubes are so much fun! You can get good expensive ones, or really inexpensive ones from ebay to play with, which is what i did 🙂

Picnic @ Peacock Park

10 Apr

Yesterday the Mr & I went on a little expedition  to the Lake a little way out of town. It has a huge fenced park nearby, where peacocks roam free!

I packed a delicious lunch of chicken sandwiches, cheese, fruit and a few little treats. And we drank raspberry lemonade. It was delicious.

The peacocks were very interested in our lunch…but there’s something not quite right about a peacock wanting chicken sandwiches…..it’d be like eating your cousin!

We ate passionfruit and figs and oranges too.

Isn’t he handsome? I love that man.

After lunch, the Mr had a little siesta

And i wandered the park, getting back to nature

Isn't it gorgeous?

On the way home we had Sugarland up loud and car-danced all the way home 🙂

I live for perfect days like these ♥

Butterscotch and the letter L

9 Apr

Good morning! How are you this fine Saturday morning? I was supposed to get up early and go with the Mr to a garage sale….but i slept in. And then the Mr & I were supposed to go to the gym bright and early…but i slept in.

I suppose karma bit me in the backside as i had dreams of a purple bird stabbing me, and then Kris Jenner (The Kardashian Mum) yelling at me for making them late for an event….hrmmm….

I have some pretty vintage things to show off! Check out this old tin, isn’t it cute? Perfect for filling up with secrets ♥

I’m not sure that i’ve mentioned this before, but my name isn’t…flea. It’s Lauren. Which is why i had to have this cute vintage letter L!

It doesn’t really show, but L is actually made of tiny shards of black glass. So pretty!

And speaking of the letter L, have you met The Pink Leopard?

The Pink Leopard is an heroic, moral cat with pink fur and the manners of an English aristocrat. She only becomes flustered or angry at obtuse or offensive humans who try to disrupt her existence, or at troublesome gadgets, rodents, or insects. In most of her life, she stumbles into a difficult situation and stoically endeavours to make the best of it. All the while cooking.

Miss T is wonderful, be sure to pop over and say hello!

For Katie ♥

6 Apr

So the Mr used all the eggs. We had like, two cartons last time i checked, and today when i was about to get stuck into a day of baking………………no eggs to be found. Argh!

So instead, i’m going to do a post for Katie at Chicken Noodle Gravy (if you haven’t visited her page, do yourself a favour 😉 ) because i found out she collects copies of Black Beauty!

I found this one in a second hand bookstore for 50 cents. Isn’t it gorgeous?

This is the best bit, i think. How lovely is the handwriting! Lucky Tony 🙂

 Katie, I hope you had a most excellent birthday and that all your wishes come true xoxo