Last week I met 6 day old Josephine and she was the sleepiest baby I’ve ever photographed. She made my job so easy and look at all that beautiful dark hair. Absolutely adorable.
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.
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.
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?