A little family shoot that took place in Autumn (yes, I am behind in my blogging!) with some dear friends of mine celebrating 20 years of marriage with some family photos. What a beautiful memory this day was; Leura is a special place for them and Autumn is their favourite season and when they were married all those years ago. We had an amazing day at the edge of the Blue Mountains with clear skies and sunny weather, not too cold at all. Weather like this makes me so happy to be back home in Australia, we have the most amazing winters. It's beautiful to see how my lovely families interact with each other and to capture it on film for them, I just love it. These photos were a mixture of Canon digital and my Mamiya 645 using Fuji film and processed at Richard Photo Lab. I was so happy with the film processed here I have started to use it more and more in these family shoots. I have some fabulous families booked in for Spring photo sessions in Sydney so looking forward to showing you these soon!
A week before we were due to leave London, we realised we still hadn't been on the London Eye. So after a day of playing tourist, we watched the sun go down over our beloved second home and recounted adventures we'd had in the different boroughs of London stretched out along the Thames. Winter was sneaking up, the trees were changing colour and there was a new chill in the air.
It was time to go.
Mamiya 645, Fuji 400h Pro, Scanned by Richard Photo Lab
When a friend says with a coy smile they want to show you their home town you know you're in for something special.
And so it was decided, we would head off for a long weekend away from London: four Australians, one New Zealander, two Welshmen and a fluffy white dog named China Bear, to show us her favourite part of Wales. When we left we didn't really know what to expect, but as we crossed the bridge between Bristol and Wales we entered a beautiful and rugged part of the world where street signs are in a strange language, people are very friendly and they smile while speaking with a gentle lilt. Her plan was for us to walk the Worms Head which kept us intrigued - and then we arrived at the lookout. Ahead of us was a great walk to reach the head and back before the tide came in. Horses and sheep roamed the cliff tops and surfers braved the cool water on a beautiful clear day. The scenery was absolutely amazing and we managed to make it there and back just before the tide came in!
On the last day we walked slower this time, soaking in the wide beach and rows of beach houses before heading back to the city and the oncoming winter in London. We let China run free and enjoy the feeling of sand and rocks under his paws with a feeling of melancholy as the sun faded into the ocean, again we were jumping over rocks to escape the tide. Wales now held a special place in our heart and next time it will be our turn to reveal her beauty to the uninitiated. Thank you Rachel for a wonderful weekend.
Canon Digital & Film shot on a Mamiya 645 with Fuji Pro 400h processed by Richard Photo Lab