Check out my gorgeous mum. She scrubs up pretty well and how beautiful does she look in this brilliant blue!
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?
I’m very excited about re-launching Kim Eales Photography in May. At the moment I’m madly getting organised and testing things out so that I can make sure everything runs smoothly once I get going and to ensure that the products I offer are of a beautiful quality.
As an opening special, I will be offering mini-sessions over two separate days – one weekday, one weekend day – so that I can offer as many people as possible a taste of what I will be offering in a full session. I am still confirming dates for this, so stay tuned on the blog, my Facebook page or sign up to my newsletter (bottom of this page or via Facebook) to make sure you don’t miss out.
What do you get from this mini-session? It will be a 15 minute session at a location I will confirm with you in the next couple of weeks. From this session, I will provide an online gallery with at least 6 images in for you to select the 3 high-resolution digital images which will be included in the $95 session fee. The additional images and a limited range of products will also be available for you to purchase.
Over the coming weeks, I will be sharing with you the types of sessions that work well as a mini-session, how to know if a mini-session will give you what you are after or if you should go ahead and book a full session, and what you can expect from me in the months ahead. I have a lot of plans in the making and I can’t wait to get on top of it all and share it with you!
Another gorgeous photo shoot from up in Brisbane, just check out the smiles! Big sister was very definite that she wanted to have the photos taken where there were blue flowers – luckily these gardens had plenty of variety and we could find some that satisfied her.
The two girls adored each other and I got the biggest grins from the younger sister when I enlisted her big sister to help me get her to smile. There were giggles and shrieks aplenty from these two!
Part II of my winter mini shoots shares the photographs of two more little boys who will be turning one soon. These were taken on the same chilly morning as the last ones I blogged and the little guys braved the cold and put on some smiles for me.
This first little guy hadn’t been too well during the week but nothing could stop him from smiling that cute little grin and letting us see those two bottom teeth. He seemed pretty impressed with the print his mum had made up listing all his stats and some of his favourite things – I thought it looked pretty damn good too! Since he wasn’t feeling too well still, it took a little to get him interested, but then mum brought out one of his favourite toys – the orange truck. Well, you just couldn’t stop him playing with it and the suitcase made the perfect surface for him to run it along. He really is a happy little fella and with those beautiful blue eyes made a gorgeous model for these photos don’t you think?
This next little guy had also been a bit crook during the week and came along all rugged up for the shoot. He still managed to pull out some smiles though – especially when he was in his little red wagon. And check out those eyelashes – he has the most amazing, long curling lashes that will be the envy of every girl when he’s a bit older!
It was a chilly but sunny winter morning at a local park to capture photos of these bubs who are all heading towards their first birthday. First up here we have Toby – his mum had made these awesome wooden block letters for his name and they really made for some cute photos. Toby just wanted to play with them though and every time we set them up it was a race to see who was quicker – him to pull them down or me to get the shot in!
Toby also has the cheekiest grin for a bub I’ve ever seen, but by far the biggest smile was saved for when he was getting cuddles from mum.
At the end of the shoot, I had my husband bring our little girl along as she is the same age as the other bubs who were there. I did a mini mini-shoot for her as I don’t always get the chance to do a proper shoot for her and generally just grab what shots I can when the opportunity arises. So it was lovely to actually get some photos of her with props and take a little time over it. The photos below are some of my favourites of her, especially the big grin at the end. It seems she has already learnt the curse of a photographers child and getting a smile on camera is already a challenge!
Another gorgeous Saturday when I headed out to Fagans Park for these family photos. There are so many beautiful locations throughout the different gardens here, it was easy finding different and lovely backdrops for the photos. We went on quite a bit of a trek around the park and most of the time it felt like we had the place to ourselves (and the ducks!) as it had been a wet end to the week and the morning had dawned a bit grey, however it was an absolutely perfect morning. The autumn colour was glowing and the last of the leaves were still clinging to the trees.
Kids make me laugh sometimes at their honesty, at the start of the shoot I asked the boy if he was looking forward to doing the photos. His answer was “No, not really”. So I made sure we quickly found some fun things to do and set him some challenges to get him going – it’s amazing how enthusiastic kids can get when you ask which step they can jump off, or bet they can’t climb on to a particular rock! He didn’t admit it, but I’m pretty sure he had a good time and we certainly got some good grins out of him.
I had so much fun photographing this family and being able to capture so much fun and love amongst the gorgeous autumn colour.
What a fabulous afternoon in The Rocks, Sydney with Toby and Lesley taking photos to celebrate their recent engagement. The weather forecast wasn’t promising, but Sydney turned on a gorgeous blue sky for a perfect late autumn afternoon. I’m always amazed that no matter how busy it is down at The Rocks, and it gets really busy on the weekends, it is always possible to find a quiet corner away from the crowds – perfect to get rid of those initial nerves of being “couply” in front of a camera.
I’ve known Toby for a while and met his fiancée a few times over the years so it was lovely to spend some time with them and hear about their wedding plans and stories about how the met, first dates and, of course, the proposal. After an initial slightly nervous start, they quickly relaxed and got into the swing of things.
After some quiet spaces in The Rocks, we made our way to the harbour and around Dawes Point before heading up to Observatory Hill. We caught the final bits of sunlight and finished off with a perfect silhouette under a tree – I’ve always wanted to do this photo at this location and it turned out just as I hoped, well worth laying down in some dirt to get! Congratulations again to you both and wishing you all the best for your wedding next year!
I met up with this gorgeous family on a very overcast morning out at Bicentennial Park at Homebush. I love the soft light from an overcast day which allowed us to get these beautiful family photos out in the open. The two little boys were firecrackers! The older one was off and running for most of the shoot – playing in the grass, chasing the ducks, climbing things, he had so much energy. The younger boy isn’t too mobile yet, but he kept an eye on everything going on around, taking it all in and he had the cutest, crooked little smile.
The sun made an appearance for the second half of the shoot and we had so many locations to choose from. The boys obviously adored being with their parents and I loved watching the interaction between them all. xx
A very happy Mothers Day to all the mums out there. Whether this is your first (like me!) or one of many, I hope you are being spoilt and looked after by your loved ones. I asked for some photos of me and my little one for Mothers Day, we will do some more but these are a start – try and get out from behind the camera today and make sure you are in the photos too, your kids will treasure them! I’ve also included some photos of some gorgeous mums with their kids that I’ve taken in the past. Enjoy!