October 1, 2012

mr + mrs wilton | Lake Macquarie, Newcastle & the Hunter wedding photographer

i have had the chance to do back to back weddings at raffertys resort, and with such a beautiful lakeside venue it’s not hard to see why.

on a springy september sunday the lovely brad and laura-kate decided to get married after ten years together. the day was full of sunshine, love and laughter.

the evening ended with a glowing sunset and a fun intimate cocktail-style reception with plenty of dancing and merriment.

here is a little summary of their day.

the doting groom, how sweet

congratulations mr + mrs wilton!!

September 3, 2012

granny squares | hannah grace photography

so it’s been a little bit quite here through winter, but i have filled my creative quota in a few different ways.

firstly i have taken up quilting, which i totally love. it’s quite therapeutic to chop things into small pieces and then but them together again. my first project was a cot quilt, and my second project is granny squares using gorgeous tilda fabrics.

here it is under construction…

before, each square is made up of 12 white and 13 coloured 3 ” squares. so in total i had to cut out 180 white squares and 195 coloured ones.

after (a bit wonky, but hey i’m a beginner), one down, fourteen more to go.

all the block squares completed

my favourite one (i think), love all the tilda fabrics, i did have to use a few ring ins though as i didn’t quite have enough tilda

the quilt top is now together, will update with pics soon

update, here is the finished quilt on my big girls bed. I’ve also started a facebook page called HELLO SUNSHINE so pop over and like me 😉

The completed quilt
July 1, 2012

mr + mrs warner | Lake Macquarie, Newcastle & the Hunter wedding photographer

as the sunset behind them luke and lucy exchanged vows and got married on the waters edge at raffertys resort, lake macquarie. they were lucky enough to get a gorgeous sunny afternoon, in the middle of winter!!!! although as soon as that sun dropped under the horizon it got a wee bit chilly.

lucinda was the happiest bride, i love her beautiful beaming smile.

May 2, 2012

mr + mrs newland | Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and the Hunter wedding photographer

a beautiful easter wedding. this gorgeous couple had a spectacular wedding on craig’s parents property. they had made the place look fantastic with a huge marquee setup. unfortunately, even though they had lovely weather a gust of wind just minutes before the ceremony turned two days of set up upside down. and so the reception was held under the stars. these guys just took it all in their stride though and had an awesome day….
just look at that beautiful bride…. captivating
December 20, 2011

the stackhouse fam | Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and the Hunter family photographer

thankfully this is one of the most gorgeous families around, as the weather was not providing much for this mini session. miserable and rainy we were confined to a very small little shelter .

these three blue eyed beauties certainly weren’t camera shy and are full of personality and spunk. love it, we had such a fun time playing in the rain. we also ended up with one soggy doggy after he fell into the lake 😉

gorgeous mumma nat has been busy organising the hunter walk 4 freedom, and i’m sure these little warrior princesses will be following in her world changing footsteps

December 8, 2011

tan fam | Lake Macquarie, Newcastle + the Hunter family photographer

it had been a cloudy miserable day and i was hoping the weather would hold out for this little fam’s photo session, but instead it bucketed down as soon as we arrived! so we tried to make the most of the gloomy weather, as mum was super organised and had everyone looking fabulous plus with a shift working dad it was hard to find  another time before chrissy. but i think we managed to score a few great shots of these cuties


December 6, 2011

two sisters | Lake Macquarie, Newcastle + the Hunter family photographer

we had one time and one time only to get family pics for these two sisters and their sweet familes. so we had to go with it no matter the weather, and this particular saturday afternoon we managed to get all four seasons in one hour, with cold rain and stinking hot sunshine. mix that with 3 little ones and we had an interesting afternoon.

i was determined to use my fabulous new (very old) tricycle that my husband bought for me, i’m not sure who liked it more the gorgeous chloe or her dad, grant 😉

November 9, 2011

diaz fam | christmas mini session | Lake Macquarie, Newcastle & the Hunter family photography

the first of my christmas mini session was a delight, we had gorgeous springy sunshine and two gorgeous blue eyed beauties (and a lovely mum and dad, of course)
these sweet sisters may look alike but have very different personalities. i wasn’t very popular for making them roll in the grass, but i had a ball and these girlies were heaps of fun and full of giggles.

seriously check out these killer blue eyes…. just gorgeous

November 5, 2011

baby isaac | Lake Macquarie, Newcastle & the Hunter newborn photography

welcome baby isaac… this bub was just delicious, and i even managed to pinch a few sleepy snuggles. cluck cluck

isaac is a welcome addition to this gorgeous family who now have two beautiful little boys.

bub was quite happy to be in front of the camera, content the whole time i was there and snoozing on cue. his older brother was not so keen, playing with trains was much more fun than modeling. i am sure these two will get into some mischief in the coming years

bump photos can be found here

November 5, 2011

my girls | Lake Macquarie, Newcastle & the Hunter Photographer

the beauty of having two girls is that you get to play dress ups… they don’t get much cuter than this!!