Back in November last year I was honoured to be part of capturing a surprise engagement.
My dear friend Kelly had been approached by her friend Josh, asking if she could capture this once in a lifetime moment. Kel and I were chatting that afternoon and as we caught us, she shared her excitement but nervousness at the magnitude of the task. I flippantly said how cool it would be to be a part of the night and she jumped at my throw away line. "Yes! Come!" she said. "Really?" replied I. That was all it took. She called the groom to be who was all, 'the more the merrier!' and it was on.
I had 30mins to get ready (luckily the batteries were already charged!) and took the long drive across town to my friend's place, then further still to Mickleham where a perfect scene was set for the surprise. It felt like something out of Country Style magazine! As we drove to their property, the clouds were ominously black and we weren't sure how we'd go. But in the end, we needn't have worried. Josh asked and Emma said yes... then we revealed ourselves.
Congratulations lovely Emma and Josh! It was so much fun to witness this special moment.
There were many things happening when all things Shrek hit out community but Beck's photos aren't going anywhere!
If you intended to order but missed the deadline, it's not too late. Please contact Beck through the contact form or phone to access the catalogue and make your order. The same even applies to The Lion King and Peter Pan.
Ordering detailsHello families,
What a great job our kids did in preparing for and performing Shrek!
As seen in assembly, many photos were taken so that you can feel a part of the experience and have a record of your child’s moments in the show.
There are 4 catalogues of images for you to explore:
Your child may be in several catalogues. I suggest zooming in and scanning the images for costumes like your kid’s. Ask for their help to find their scene!
Images will be delivered via email (for 1–5 images) or by USB if you order more. Details and pricing are in the table below.
Individual digital images $5 each
Choose the images you want of your child.
If ordering up to 5 images, these will be emailed to you.
If you order 6 or more images, you must order a USB for $10
Family Package: The Whole Duloc $60
Receive all photos of your family on a USB
Please list the images featuring your children that you wish to order
I can identify lead and prominent cast members:
You can find order forms, with the catalogues, in the assembly folder of the google classroom.
Please email your order forms to firstname.lastname@example.org (not to the school).
You can make your payment via bank transfer or PayPal.
Please place your orders by Monday 13th December to ensure processing before the end of term. You will be emailed when your order if ready for collection from outside of David’s office. Please email Beck if this deadline is an issue for you.
I hope that you enjoy these photos today and as a record for the future.
Please contact me via the CONTACT tab.
We had this session booked in and for the week before had been watching the weather forecast closely. On the day, the radar was looking a bit questionable, but with two families involved, and a can do attitude we set off. I am always happy to reschedule sessions due to weather or ill health, but this time we were all eager to have a go with the option of a take 2 if needed.
What struck me throughout this session was the way that the younger cousins looked up to their big ones as a source of fun, safety and snacks! ;)
What is not to love about an afternoon like this? Autumn leaves, golden light, gorgeous dogs and two families coming together to celebrate one of their favourite people. I have to say that by the time we had finished, I was wishing I had a Gum Gum too (isn't that just the best name?)!
As usual, I completely overdelivered on the number of photos provided which is just fine by me. Enjoy the fun that is this gorgeous crew.
Finishing grade 6 is a huge milestone, particularly for the class of 2021 who had an interrupted final two years of primary schooling. With these two besties headed to different high schools, their mums thought that gifting them a shoot to celebrate their friendship was in order. I couldn't agree more!
D and E were so full of life, positivity, energy, fun and support for each other! Growing up, but still loving embracing their matchy matchy outfits. I'm sure these two are destined for great things.
When Graeme and his boys welcomed Georgie, the golden retriever to their family, they contacted me to have some updated photos taken. I have been photographing the boys for most of their lives now so meeting this new, foofy family member was pretty exciting. :)
A family celebration can be so much fun to capture. When I was asked to attend a wedding anniversary for an extended family and some of their closest friends I was thrilled to say yes.
How precious to have the afternoon captured so you can enjoy the time and not worry about who is taking the photos! The family were able to casually hang out with each other as I went about snapping and we managed to take some relaxed family photos too for each group there.
Here is just a small snippet of what was taken on the day.
(Note: consent has been given for these photos to be shared).
I had the honor of capturing the excitement of the BLPS Production again in 2019.
Images capturing behind the scenes, backstage and on stage moments are still available.
Please contact me via the CONTACT tab for more information.
I'm starting the school holidays reflecting on the amazing performance of The Lion King Jnr at BLPS. I'm still quite blown away by the quality of the show, from Preps to Grade 6's.
There are so many photos to work through (I couldn't stop myself from snapping and capturing all of those proud moments!) but I've chosen to work chronologically, so welcome to a sneak peek behind the scenes, with costume day and whole cast rehearsals.
How magnificent do the kids look! And those lion head-dresses created by Zygote Brown Designs had such an impact!
Wendy Neilson is a Melbourne based artist who reached out to me to have some photos taken in her new studio space. There's something full of life and energy watching an artist at work, as they mix and drag the paint around a canvas and create a new work before your eyes. Just quietly, I'm a little in love with her space... so many old and interesting things mixed with the newness of art and the fresh growth of plants!