I’ve been bugging Tamara to let me take her family photos for a couple of years now and we still need to get around to it. But I was successful in talking her into letting me do a mini glamour shoot for her to test out my new portable backdrops. Such a big beautiful smile, I’m so happy with how these turned out – she looks amazing!
As promised, this week I am sharing a few of the images from the glamour shoot that I did for two teenage best friends. Miss Z is up this week and wow – what a gorgeous girl, her blue eyes really stood out and once she relaxed a bit and let her natural smile shine through, the photos really came alive.
Thank you for letting me photograph you, you and Miss G were so much fun!
This gorgeous teenager was visiting her parents in Sydney just as I was looking for a younger model to try out some glamour photography. As an added bonus, her friend was also up for a few days and I managed to capture them both with my camera and I was so pleased with how they turned out.
Miss G had turned 16 the day before the shoot and she had such a lovely, graceful way of moving that really comes out in a couple of the images. She definitely has a beautiful smile, but I also love the more serious look that she can do – so elegant! Thank you for letting me photograph you, I can’t wait to share some photos from your friends shoot next week on the blog.
Dear Sophie, big milestones this month – your first tooth came through at the start of the month, with the second one only a few days behind. It was a pretty grumpy few days for you though with not much sleep for any of us as the first one came in, then the second appeared with no fanfare whatsoever. The other big milestone for you is that you have started crawling! A little wobbly and unsteady at first, but after only a week you really have the hang of it and have worked out that you can start to follow when people walk away from you. It’s adorable to see you crawling after your big sister or determinedly heading for your toys.
You hit the 9 month mark last weekend, so I decided it was time to weigh you again – you came in at 9.3kg which has you at the 85th percentile! No wonder my arms are getting tired carrying you around. You continue to do 4 bottles each day and two increasingly large feeds of solids, although I still can’t interest you in an extra serve of solids in the morning. You seem to be dropping your afternoon nap as you haven’t had one for 4 days now, but your other nap times haven’t changed at all. It does make sure you go to sleep of an evening very, very quickly which we like.
Now that your teeth are through, you are sleeping well again and it is very rare that I need to get up to you during the night. Continue to sleep well my happy, chubby, healthy little girl.
Dear Emily, not to be outdone, the first of the 2yr old molars has made an appearance the same weekend as your sisters’ first teeth came through. It caused you a bit of discomfort, so we ended up with both of you sleeping poorly and a bit upset at the same time – that was a very long few days. You also started the month with a bang, after a couple of days with high temps and being miserable, you were put on another round of antibiotics for suspected chest infection which had led to an ear infection as well.
We seem to be going to the zoo every weekend at the moment and you are loving it, you always want to see the “hop hop” (kangaroos), elephants and the lion/tiger/bear combo which is accompanied by many growls.
Your hair is getting thicker and longer and it is easier to tie it up to keep out of your face. It makes you look so much older than the little girl you are. You are getting more independent and your vocabulary is expanding on a daily basis which is lovely to hear and we are starting to get several two word combos. You continue to eat almost anything put in front of you and love your corn, peas, cheese and honey (on everything). We have started getting some impressive tantrums too, but they are still usually because you are overtired or frustrated.
You are a delightful little girl who adores her younger sister (except when she wants to play with “your” toys) and loves when your granny comes to stay for a few days.
Love you both lots and lots and lots xoxoxoxo
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As mentioned above and on Facebook, I’m looking for 8 female models for individual glamour photo shoots to be held over the next 1-2 months. No modelling experience required and I’m after a range of ages and looks to photograph, so don’t think you won’t fit my criteria based on your appearance!
A few more details:
- Shoots will be held in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
- You receive a complimentary photo shoot and one 8×12 print. Additional products will be available for purchase, however there will be no obligation or expectation to purchase.
- You MUST be within a 30 minute drive of Epping, NSW (not sure if you fit this? Check it out on google maps!)
- A model release must be signed.
- Emails must be in to me by next Friday – 1st August 2014
If you are interested, shoot me an email stating WHY you want to model (make sure to attach a photo of yourself) to email@example.com
I will respond to everyone who emails me regarding this whether you are successful or not and we can start getting these shoots lined up! Hop on over to my Facebook page and check out the post for this, share it with your friends who might be interested and watch as the shoots start to take place.
Here is what I look like most of the time
I have been wanting to work on something a little different to my usual outdoor family style portraits for a while now. However, due to the usual busy life stuff having two children under the age of two and the exhaustion resulting from that I haven’t really had the time to follow it up. Until now!
My first step has been to try working on the poses by doing self portraits. Pretty tricky, since you can’t see yourself and how you actually look to the camera, so with a bit of trial and error I came up with some results that I was quite happy with. Over the next month or so I have a few women lined up to get some more practice in – working with different ages, body types, instructing posing – I can’t wait to try this out with me behind the camera guiding a session and making beautiful portraits of some of my favourite people!
Keep an eye out over the next couple of months as I work on this style of beauty portraits with an aim to offer sessions soon.
Is this style of photography session something you would be interested in?
Dear Emily, what an amazing couple of months with you. You loved the visit up to grans place and loved spending loads of time outside. You also finally got over your fear of walking in dirt/sand, although you now can sit for ages cleaning every last grain off the bottom of your feet. You continue to be incredibly active and it’s not unusual for us to go to the zoo and you only hop in the pram right at the end when we’ve already been walking around for nearly 2 hours.
Your speech continues to expand and you seem to come out with new words every day at the moment. Latest words include “wet”, “sit”, “corn” and you love to say “meow” every time you see a cat. You have had a few illnesses over the last little while (probably courtesy of childcare), with gastro working its way through all of us, and another bout of tonsillitis making you miserable.
You test your boundaries on an almost constant basis (and our patience at times), however you are a good kid with a beautiful, kind nature and love to help us out.
Dear Sophie. so much is happening in your little world right now. You are finding your voice with your favourite noise being a deep growl, we don’t know how you don’t have a sore throat from it but you love it. In the last week you have also started some serious babbling with lots of different babbles coming out – all interspersed with your growls of course!
You are regularly eating 2 meals every day and haven’t rejected any tastes we have offered up to you so far. You are getting more mobile too, rolling is totally under control now, spinning on your tummy and you even manage to shuffle around a little bit while sitting to get where you want to – as long as it isn’t too far. We don’t think it will be very long before you are crawling now, you can move from sitting, rock forward onto your hands and knees, you just don’t have the moving part happening yet.
You are still a happy, smiley baby, with great big grins for everyone, especially your big sister and when we sing nursery rhymes to you.
Love you both lots and lots and lots xoxoxoxo
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Goodness, where did this month go?!
Dear Sophie, you continue to show more and more of your personality. This month has seen you start to really interact with your world and wanting to do more. You still aren’t that keen on rolling – you have done it, but you would rather be sitting or holding our hands to stand up and see more than you can while laying on the ground. We picked up a high chair for you and you sit in it a couple of times a day now playing with toys or watching what everyone else is up to.
You have started eating a bit more “real food” and you are loving the pureed apple and porridge we have introduced you to so far. You have also found your voice, almost to our dismay, with your favourite sound being a very loud, high shriek. At least it seems to be a happy noise most of the time. You continue to be our good sleeping, happy, smiley little girl.
Dear Emily, another amazing month for you. Your energy levels continue to increase and you are definitely keeping us on our toes as you test your capabilities and boundaries. We spend weekends working out ways to tire you out and as a result we get out a lot more ourselves and are exploring more parks and playgrounds in the area. Over Easter your interest in fountains finally surpassed your fear of getting wet from them and you ended up soaked but incredibly happy. Of course this was the one time we forgot to bring a change of clothes for you!
You are slowly adding more words to your vocabulary, still not a lot of words there but it’s really starting to pick up. Recently you have added “hi”, “shhh” and “baby” and your pronunciation is getting clearer all the time. We have changed up your breakfast a few times lately to try and get enough into you and have finally settled on giving you porridge – and most days you eat as much as dad! You continue to be a funny, affectionate little girl and dote on your little sister.
Love you both lots and lots and lots xoxoxoxo
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