Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wedding Planning with Pinterest...

Things certainly have changed for Brides these days. It was only a few years back that wedding magazines were passed from the new Bride down to the newly engaged (Yeh, I've seen this first hand - an office filled with mid-20's females and the piles of magazines being transferred from desk to desk). The real weddings were drooled over and the wedding tips were scoured – it was a wedding planning dreamworld.

Brides today are still running down to the newsagent the second they get their shiny diamond (I know I will!) to get their hands on the latest mag, these days, this is just the first step. Brides today have SO much to think about besides the dress and bouquet… there is the theme, colour palette, the perfect vintage accessories, DIY projects, details, THE perfect shoes!
This may overwhelming but to others this is where it gets exciting! I’m not sure when I first got introduced to Pinterest but after an initial introduction I put it to the side. Then after a while I got back into it and saw it for much more than a whole lotta pictures.
Pinterest is a social media platform used to share and organize inspiration. I use it as inspiration for my photography, fashions I love, receipes I want to try and...ideas my future wedding (I'm a geek!!). It is fast becoming one of the most popular social networking sites.
However, more and more Brides are now using it to bring their wedding dream to life. It is a wedding game changer. The best part? You can also now get the app on your phone! You can take pictures and pin them to your boards from anywhere and access all of your boards on the go if you need inspiration while shopping!
Having these boards at your fingertips makes communicating with your Mum or Bridesmaids so much easier…and more fun! When you find photos that you love, you can pin them into your own inspiration board so that it’s easy to find later and helps you to visualize your day as all your ideas are in one place, all together. Many of my newly engaged friends have bridesmaids’ interstate (or across the ocean!) so it makes sharing ideas with them easy as pie!
My favourite part of Pinterest is that you can search on anything from DIY wedding projects, vintage gowns, sequin shoes, vineyard weddings...really anything your heart desires! I tackled some DIY Pinterest projects back at Christmas time, you can see them here.

Oh… and if you want to follow along with what inspires me… FOLLOW ME ON PINTEREST HERE!

Attended a little DIY Wedding Invite workshop earlier in the week with a good friend and we got to make some cute invites!

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

An ode to my girls...

A little love note to my favourite girls in the whole wide world...

At this moment in time you are all spread over Australia, the world and just down the road. I don’t need to name names; you all know who you are. Gosh, I met some of you when I was five years old (wow, 21 years ago! Eep!) while others I have only known for a few years or less...but I love you all the same. You all know me so, so well and I know I can be myself when I’m with you.

Primary school, high school, Uni, Uni Housing, work, singing, sport, friends of friends...I’ve met you all in different places and moments in time but you all have your similarities; genuine, intelligent, humorous, talkative (!), beautiful, caring, risk-taking. Yup, I’m so lucky and blessed to have so many amazing women to turn to J

It makes me so happy to see you all embarking on amazing careers, taking risks, starting families and I'm so happy to be able to share all these amazing times with you and hear all of your wonderful stories. You are the girls who I can email, Facebook, call or visit without any reason and I know I will be welcome with open arms. Even though our lives have changed and we have may taken different directions we are still the same and when we see each other it’s like no time has passed…that’s my favourite part.

 Some of you I have been SUPER close with but our relationships have grown, changed, morphed or whatever you want to call it but we are STILL friends and I can still call you one of my closest even though we may only chat a few times a year. Some of you I have spent all day with and still emailed you multiple times a day even though you are less than 10 steps away. I was merely acquaintances with a few of you until circumstances changed and pulled us together to be friends for life (Yes, you know this is you Jenna!).

 I know I'm not the best long-distance friend. I don't email often, we may only catch up after it's been too long, but regardless of how we met, how we keep in contact or how often we see each other I just want you all to know that I love you, I value you, I miss you.

 Love you all,


One of my best friends in the world has left Adelaide. She’s moved to Melbourne where a fantastic career opportunity opened up for her. She is now closer to her family, surrounded by supportive friends and another world has opened up for her. It’s bittersweet for me – I’m super excited for her but at the same time sad that I am without her!

She is the girl I call first when I’m in a car accident, I’ve spent numerous times in Emergency with, who crawled around on a busy nightclub floor looking for my lost bag, whose shoulder I cry on and who picked me up when I had overindulged and she looked after me. We have taken mini holidays together, been each other’s ‘plus one’, shared each other’s clothes /books /food /friends /furniture /cars and slept in each other’s beds.

 Here are a few photos us – I needed to document our final days together J

Friday, May 04, 2012

Indi | Adelaide Newborn Photographer

Last month I had the pleasure of meeting this gorgeous little one. Her first starring role on the blog was before she was born when I took Niki's maternity photos which you can see here.

She arrived a few weeks before her due date and, as timing has it, we were able to schedule her photoshoot on her estimated arrival date! I was so excited to meet her for the second time and have cuddles. She is delicious - with her dark hair and alert eyes that recognised her Mummy so well. I just adore her! We were lucky enough to have her snooze just for a little minute for some photos while the rest of the session she wanted to know what was happening.

Thank you to Niki and Chad for letting me visit for cuddles and photos! Enjoy. xx