Wednesday, August 7, 2013

My big boy:

his new "lightning queen'Harley), and his new do:

 It's been a very big week in this little man's world! Toilet training has begun in earnest and I am happy to report that he is currently on his third day without an accident. He has also been dry for three nights. Not holding out any grave hope of this lasting - but I'll take what I can get!

He also had a hair cut - courtesy of Cindy. And I took some photos to show her what we can do with his new style. He has had lots of comments about his new 'big boy' look. So this is him - hot hair and a little nappyless butt.

Times are a changin...

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Studio Calico Marks and Co:

I must say my month of July was busy! I only received the main kit and the Bronte add-on as I was so busy I forgot to place an order! But thankfully - there were so many cool digital elements this month I was able to get my layouts pumped out fast by creating hybrids. I know wierd right? I am so NOT a digi scrapper. But I spent an hour or so on the computer creating a few large A4 printable backgrounds that I was then able to plan my layouts around. It really worked and saved me heaps of time.
I hope you enjoy looking at my first real foray into the hybrid world:

Saturday, July 27, 2013


I've been MIAfrom my blog for quite a while. It seems difficult to get time to post these days! We have been very busy. The school holidays came and went with plenty of activities to fill our days. Then first week back at school -we went to the snow. The kids had an absolute ball at Falls Creek. All my photos from these 4 days were taken on my iphone. I cannot be bothered uploading them. But they are on my instagrm feed if you are interested!

A few snaps of my darling twin girls to share today. I love winter shots! Something about the chill in the air and the wearing of bright coloured beanies maybe?

I don't often have the time to photograph my bigger girls. But when I find the time (ten minutes today) I always love the shots I get! I try to take photos of them together at least every six months. Someone once asked why - I would continually put them together for images? Wouldn't they prefer their own indentities? Well der! They have their own identities regardless! They are separate people. But it's important to me and them to document their twinship. It's special to them - and in the future I want them to remember that...

More scrapping photos to come soon I promise!


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Baby it's cold outside:

It sure is! But it's also sunny! It's the school holidays and the sun is shining! For us this means outdoor activities are achievable and we can all get out of the house for fresh winter air! Yay! And this gorgeous little Miss..Who by the way is fast becoming my most generous photography model..Charmer...She happily obliged to step outside to have her photos taken. I am actually taking these shots for a photography prompt challenge that cam be found here. I normally post to Instagram and generally use my iphone, ( my IG page is celestejanev if your into it.) But my big baby (DSLR) was feeling lonely..So here you go..Photo prompt for these photos:cold:

 Hello winter sunflare..You make me so happy....

 Gotta love the winter wardrobe skinnies and boots..

I think my fave..Captured as we we heading back indoors..

Dontcha love her attempt at blue steel....And then with the photoshoot completed - indoors for some healthy just baked cookies..Yum.. Rewarding good modelling etiquette with food..Yeah baby!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Studio Calico June:

Here are my offerings for Junes kit A bit  slow in getting them uploaded as I have been very busy with photography clients lately!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Oh Autumn:

It's funny how busy I get as Winter approaches?? I think clients are busy doing things and activities when the weather is warmer? Nevermind..As proof by my lovely friends right here - photos in the cold can be magical!
I say it everytime guys - but your little family is so easy and fun to photograph. For three reasons:

a. you do as your told (hehehehehe!! I am a bossy britches behind the camera!)
b. you don't pose.. Seriously the reason I get amazing images is because you are totally natural with Milly. You just love her and the camera - and me - do the rest!
c. Milly is the star! We let her do her thang - and look at the results!

Thanks guys mwah!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Model assistant:

This is what happens when you ask your divine four year old to sit for a 'test shot'. I had a photoshoot at home this afternoon. The weather was poor and my
little star is only two. So I grabbed kitchen chairs and throw rugs and played around with the best light in the girls bedroom. I think Miss M proved the light and makeshift studio was pretty darn fine:

Gosh..I am bias..But she is just the most beautiful girl. I love her to pieces. These photos show her outer beauty - but she is so lovely on the inside too. kind to a fault..Generous...Outgoing and friendly..Open and honest with everyone..Funny and charming and energetic..Goodness..the energy from this darling little fliberty jib!

And this last one..More serene..A moment I captured..And I played with the editing for a little bit of fun!


Love you Moo