NSW Central Coast Photographer – Saving Zali

In May last year I was asked if I could take some family photographs at Avoca Beach. Luckily I was available and we organised a date to take the photos.  When I met this amazing family, I was blown away by their story and their courage. Lisa was then writing a book about their beautiful daughter Zali, who at 18 months of age was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer that is resistant to chemotherapy. Zali was given very little chance of surviving and the family were told to say their goodbyes. Zali is now a beautiful, happy 6 year old thanks to some quick thinking doctors, extreme medical treatment and her amazingly strong family who never gave up. More of Zali’s story was in yesterday’s Daily Telegraph which you can read here. Lisa’s book is published by Pan MacMillan Australia and will be available in bookstores on 1 April 2014.

When the publisher called me to say that they had seen my photographs and would love to use one as the cover of Lisa’s book I was so excited. To see my photo on such an inspirational book means the world to me. And they have included another family image inside the book too. My copy arrived in the mail today and I’m so excited to start reading this amazing family’s story.

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April 11, 2014 - 1:17 pm

Amy - Kathryn,

What an amazing story! That is so awesome to see your photo on the cover!! Nice work!

NSW Central Coast Photographer – Workshop Practice

This past 2 weeks I’ve been submersed in an online workshop with the amazingly talented Summer Murdock Photography called Magic of Light and she sure is a magician with light!! I’ve learned so much from her and am so excited and inspired to get out there and practice. Here are a few images I have taken with some of the new techniques I have learned.

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NSW Central Coat Photographer – Macro

March already and for my ‘Once a Month Project’ I’ve decided on the topic Macro. I walked outside this morning and there was a huge spiderweb connected from a tree to our car. With the rain overnight, it had captured the most beautiful raindrops so with my Macro lens I set out to capture it. It was such a shame to have to move the car and break the web. What do you think? It’s pretty incredible isn’t it?

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NSW Central Coast Photographer – Waterfalls

Earlier this week I went for a bushwalk to photograph a local small waterfall. It’s in the Brisbane Water National Park and is a real hidden treasure. I absolutely love practising landscape photography and we are lucky enough to live in such a beautiful area with pretty beaches and bush areas.

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February 21, 2014 - 7:41 am

Jo | Eat In Eat Out - How gorgeous is that waterfall! Your photos are beautiful.

February 21, 2014 - 1:34 pm

admin - Thanks Jo, it really is a lovely little spot x

NSW Central Coast Photographer – Happiness is …

Last year I came across Hayley Bartholomew’s 30 Day Filming Project and knew it was something I would love to try one day. So this January, I went about filming something that made me happy every day. It really has put things into perspective for me and I can honestly see the benefit in people embarking on 365 Grateful projects. Some days are hard, you are sad for whatever reason but to find something little in your day that makes you happy really helps change your mood from being down to being uplifted. I love the saying ‘Not all days are good but there is something good in every day’. It has become a favourite of mine and even when I’m having an awful day, I try to find something good to be thankful for.

I’m no filmmaker but this little video means so much to me. It is a month of happy, things that make me smile. I would love to know what you think so please leave a comment if you would like.

February 6, 2014 - 9:39 pm

Hayley - Kathryn that is awesome your girls are so beautiful and real get up and go girls you do so much with them it’s great

February 7, 2014 - 3:56 pm

admin - Thanks so much Hayley, it was such a fun project and great memories to keep x

February 8, 2014 - 1:11 pm

Mel - Kathryn this is so amazing! What a wonderful way to remember your life at this time. Your girls are such little crazy dare devils. Love love love it!!! You’ve inspired me to do more with video. X o

February 8, 2014 - 3:55 pm

admin - Oh Mel!! Thanks so much for your lovely words. They sure are crazy dare devils, love that they can feel confident in doing these fun things. You should definitely give it a go, your kiddies on video would be awesome! Can’t wait to see it.

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