September 29, 2011

Michele and Dave's Carnival Themed Engagement Shoot

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I am *incredibly* proud to share this engagement shoot with everyone :)

Michele and Dave are super funky, energetic, and creative - the sort of couple that gets my mind working overtime. When Michele mentioned that she wanted a carnival theme to match the wedding, my heart nearly stopped. Say what? I've entered photographer heaven!

So after weeks of plotting and planning... this is what we came up with. The flowers kindly cooperated and held on for "just a few more days... pleeeeease" (thanks Mother Nature), and the results are just the most colourful, fun, and crazy photos I have ever taken. 

In the words of Mary Murphy (insert southern accent here) "I don't know about you guys, but I like me some quirky in my life! Wooooooo...hooooo..." 
Enjoy :)

September 27, 2011


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Oooo weee... Kirsten from 'The Bride with a Blog' linked me in a wonderful 'featured' message on Facebook this morning. She simply made my day! 

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September 26, 2011

The Windy City

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I had a little dilemma. The PE wind was getting under my skin. Normally, when things get under my skin, I say something... but I'm sure you can figure out how well that went.

So I did what any photographer should do... I went inside, got my camera, and figured out a way to work the problem into something awesome. After all, its only a problem if you don't know how to deal with it.

So, Its going to be super windy the entire week... if anyone wants to rock some crazy hair pics, give me a ring :)

Lauren and Warren's Spring Engagement Session

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Lauren and Warren make such an amazing couple... which is starting to make me wonder how I manage to get the cream of the crop when it it comes to young, funky, energetic couples in PE? I don't have answers as yet, but I am definitely not complaining :)

We decided to head out to Heatherbank to play in the gorgeous yellow flowers for a little bit. And Lauren brought along Chloe their Yorkie, who was too cute for words! Vertically challenged or not, this doggie made it her mission to see us through the long grass and flowers - even if that meant chomping her way to us.

Might I add that these two seem to have excellent luck... beautiful blue skies with high wispy clouds... on a weekend... in the afternoon... and in PE? Not too often that happens :)

September 22, 2011

It's my birthday! Well... kind of :)

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Whilst driving around the other day, I suddenly remembered that I started this blog around this time last year. Eish! I nearly forgot my bloggy-b-day!

Well happy birthday dear blog :) Its been a wonderful year of memories and progress in all spheres. But little blog was in need of some TLC so it got a super make-over! A new look and feel, some added pages which will fill up soon I promise. 

I'm so excited that I thought I'd do a giveaway :) Not an average giveaway - average isn't my style. So, for the next two days I will be giving away (yes, for free) hugs and cheek kisses (I have to specify here) to everyone!!! Who's first?

The time spent on this re-design was well worth it :) I hope everyone enjoys the new blog - let me know what you think?

Thanks to everyone who follows and brightens up my days :) 

Nix xxx

September 21, 2011

Rolecia and Leon's Picnic Themed Engagement Shoot

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Rolecia and Leon won the Bridal Fair competition that ran earlier this year - and I am so happy (skip-down-the-street kinda happy!) that they did, because they are the sort of couple that comes into your life and simply lights it up!

I could not have asked for more in a couple, and the love that they have for each other is so huge that it's all you can feel when you are around them (*happy sigh*). You two rock - and I cannot wait until the big day :)

P.S. Did I mention that this was the first couple shoot I did with my BRAND NEW CANON 5D :) Oh happy day!

September 20, 2011

Ella's 3rd Birthday Party

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It has been a long time since I photographed The Berning Family and little Ella... an entire year has passed! So it was really awesome to be back and snapping away :) Ella is so cute, and both she and Jamie have grown so much in the past year.

This party was serious fun! With a super gigantic and incredibly beautiful coral tree, a hammock to play in, things to stick and things to smear, pass the parcel, musical statues, sweets, and cake to boot. These kids had a blast... and I think the adults enjoyed a little down time too :)

September 6, 2011

Bailey at 3 weeks

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As with every shoot, there is a story behind this one too.

Shae and I met in standard 6. We disliked each other - or should I say seriously disliked each other. But life is such that we ended up best friends (amazing how that happens)... and years later, through school life, hating boys, then boyfriends, horrid spin the bottle memories, house parties, varsity, and all the other noise in our lives... we learned to be quiet together. We learned the art of not having to speak. And that is what I miss so much in a friend. There is a peace that grows between two people, in-between the sentences. So many of us find that in our loved one, husband, wife. But not very many of us find that in a friend.

And so it was that we grew up and I moved away. We got jobs, got married, and now one of us has a baby. Its so funny how life happens, without us even giving it a second thought. But we always stayed in touch. And when Shae had her baby, she allowed me to fly up especially to see Miss Bailey. The one thing that strikes me the most is how much Shae has grown up. She's a mommy now - and that is one of the most amazing things I have seen. We all see mommies with babies - but to see one of your closest friends with a new baby is a sight so amazing that it brings tears to my eyes.

I wanted these photos to document Shae and Bailey (oh, and a little bit of Grant too, sorry Granty). We thought about poses, and cute headbands, and even baskets. But that just didn't seem right.

So Shaki, I hope that you enjoy these - I love you to bits and thank you for allowing me to photograph something that is so precious to you. I hope these photos will bring you happiness and memories because if they do, then I was able to return the favour xxx