Omigosh, it lives! I am actually blogging on my erm, blog!

So let’s all just pretend that my poor little bloggity blog hasn’t actually been completely neglected for the past six months and we can move on from there. As you were. 😛

Almost 2 years ago, I was so very blessed to be a part of a beautiful Earthside Collective gift session with Jess and Joe. Theirs was a bittersweet story that no parent should ever have to endure, as their excitement of welcoming twin babies, a sweet boy and a beautiful little girl, became sadness. Jess and Joe learned during labour, that their little boy, Harrison would be born still. His twin sister Amelie would be delivered safely into the waiting arms of her mummy and daddy.

I was approached about doing a gift session for them, and put on my thinking cap to come up with something that was both unique and personal, but would also become a family keepsake in honour of the twins. It wasn’t long before I thought of a concept that I refer to as “Pigeon Pair”.

You can read all about it, and see how the shoot came together over on the Earthside Collective blog right here:

Additionally, this Youtube video tells the story too:

You can imagine my surprise and elation when, mid-2016, I received a message from Jess, telling me that they were expecting another little boy!  They immediately booked me in to shoot their newborn photos and  I could not have been more excited!

And so, we booked it in, and got to work planning their shoot!

A lot of things had changed for me since our first time together.  For one, I am shooting in a nice big studio for my new company Pixelove.  The studio space gives me so much more flexibiltiy than I had previously in my very small home garage studio and lots of alternative lighting and backdrop scenarios to play with.  Even with this though, I decided to replicate the original shot that I did for Jess and Joe, and so had to try to reproduce the same lighting setup as I had in my previous small, available light filled home studio.

Again we had the beautiful Lorraine (Fairy Raine from Fairy Lane) on hand to create the perfect body art to transform Jess into our beautiful mumma bird!  And the results speak for themselves!

For some reason, I had kept everything we had used in the original shoot and we were able to reuse it all again!  Even the amazing adult sized nest that was created by David Lam (David Lam Designs) was brought back out from storage!  It was as though we had a “dream team” back together again, but with the addition of Hemi, my Pixelove business partner. 🙂

And so, here are some behind the scenes shots from little Arlo’s most very special day….

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Such beautiful detail!

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(and I get to have baby cuddling duties as Lorraine works her magic on Jess!)…

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And now for the final result!!

Here is the original image in all it’s glory:

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And 2 years later, with the arrival of Arlo, this is what we created:

Pigeon Pair

Aren’t they just the most beautiful family ever?!

Pigeon Pair

Would love to hear your thoughts about this project guys!  And please leave some well wishes for Jess, Joe and their beautiful babies!


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Wedding Photography GiveawayThe great Pixelove / Pixel Matrix $6k Wedding Photography Giveaway is finally here!

Way back in the first weekend in March, alongside of the entire crew from Pixel Matrix, PXMX Productions and Pixelove, I attended the Ideal Brides Expo at Brisbane City Hall.

To mark our attendance, we came up with a competition that is a bit different from the norm, and we are so excited that we have finally reached the final stage of it!

Attendees at our booth were invited to submit an entry into our box to be in the running to win our $1500 Glamour Photography Experience package.

We went on to draw the winners of this first stage and those winners were treated wo a gorgeous makeover and studio photography session with us as well as a gorgeous 8×10 professional enlargement of their choosing.  Their chosen image then progressed to the next and final round of our competition and now is the time for the general public to help us select the final winner of our gorgeous grand prize!

When voting closes at 5pm, on the 10th June 2016, the entry with the highest number of votes will be the recipient of our grand prize – our gorgeous “Pixel Package” worth almost $6000 for their wedding photography.

And that’s not all! If you take the time to join in the fun and vote for your favourite entry, you will also go into the draw to win one of 10 studio sessions with us!

Voting is now open, and you can cast your vote by simply going here:

Further details and a running tally of votes can be found over on our Facebook pages right here:

Vote, share and join in the fun with us!

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Autumn Leaf Sessions – Last year, I made a little discovery in the north side of Brisbane. I found an amazing little alcove of autumn leaves, rich in colour and texture just as I would long to be able to shoot every time I visited the southern states during the autumn months.

I was so excited and quickly invited a small number of families to enjoy them with me through my lens.

This year, I am repeating the offer! I was so excited to visit my little spot the other day to discover that it is almost ready! Yes, it’s that time of year again!

And so, as of now, I am able to offer a small number of session times to those who wish to experience autumn fun and create some gorgeous images, right here in Brisbane…

Your $69 session fee includes:

  • one hour photo session at Brisbane Northside location amidst a richly coloured autumn backdrop.
  • photo viewing on a separate day at our Carseldine office to view and select your collection of images.
  • one gorgeous medium 16×20 inch fine art print of your choice, ready to frame.
  • the opportunity to purchase additional images from discounted packages exclusively offered for 2016 autumn leaf session clients.

To book, simply pop on over to the 2016 Autumn Leaf Session page.

And if you are looking for inspiration, here are a few samples from last years sessions…


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Listen With Your Eyes - A Creative Journey

For years now I have been approached by photographers and creatives with requests for one on one mentoring.  I have struggled with this as I haven’t been sure that I could teach what I do.

Finally though, with the help of my partner Hemi, from Pixel Matrix Photography, we have developed a formula that makes my creative process not only teachable but will guarantee that your minds will be opened and your hearts full at the end of the day.

Finally, I am able to show you my approach and take you on a colourful, joyous ride of creativity.

… introducing “Listen With Your Eyes – A Creative Journey” 

“Listen With Your Eyes” will show you how to open your mind in ways you never thought possible.  Your creativity will explode with colour and ideas and you will be so excited to reflect it in your own work.  Just some of the topics we will be covering will be:

  • Creating an ideas pool
  • Thinking outside the box
  • Working with colour to create mood
  • Developing concepts from inception through to completion
  • Finding inspiration in your surroundings
  • Sourcing, making and designing props to bring your concept to life

and so much more.

This is not just a workshop for photographers!  We have worked hard to put this together in a way that will help anybody who is on a creative journey – graphic designers, interior designers, painters, sculptures, textile artists and more will all benefit from Listen With Your Eyes.

Through-out 2016 Listen With Your Eyes will be offering dates in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth and other cities/towns by request.  Each workshop will be a full day, and will include catering, take home materials and one month of online creative mentoring following the day.  Workshops will be strictly limited to an attendance of only 12 people at each one to ensure the best possible individual attention is offered.

If you would like to open your  mind to a new world of colour and creative possibilities, and to “get inside” my head for a day, now is the time to express your interest.  You can do so by completing the form below.

We can’t wait to meet you!

Tan and Hemi. 🙂

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Outlook – a story of bowel cancer and survival {Part 2} – If you have been following along, you will know of Lisa and Alan and their gorgeous family who I recently photographed for a unique Fine Art Commission featuring a newspaper boat theme.  (You can find Part 1 right here.)

The entire shoot was actually a collaboration with the guys over at PXMX Productions and this lucky family were the recipients not only of the images that I created for them, but also a beautiful video to help them share their story and raise awareness for Bowel Cancer Australia.

I am so excited to be able to share this video with you now. The PXMX guys have done such an amazing job putting it all together and I think it will be something that the Lisa and Alan’s family will cherish for many years to come.

Here it is, aptly named “Outlook” for the bright new perspective that Lisa and Alan have for life and their family…

And as with all of my fine art commissions, I captured candid portraits of the family to showcase their connection as a family.  Here are a few from Lisa and Alan’s family…

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Outlook - a story of bowel cancer and survival {Part 2}

Outlook - a story of bowel cancer and survival {Part 2}

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