Zodiac Signs – Taurus

I have not done a Conceptual Portrait shoot since December last year and although I think I was suffering from burn out, I did miss it. I did have a shoot back in February, but it ended up getting cancelled for a variety of reasons. Many people have been asking me when I will do…

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Out of the Studio – The Warratah Princess

Continuing on with my Floral theme with Jess, I really have been flooding my blog, Instagram and Facebook page with lots of photos of Jess, but they are all just so pretty. These are taking in the backyard, with natural light, against a protea bush which is flowering like crazy. So nice to capture my…

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In the Studio – Wisteria Fantasy

I have been doing a bit of a floral theme in and out of the studio with Jess of late, here are a few more – Wisteria Fantasy, very much channelling Emily Soto with these ones.   I posted some more the other week [see here] still feeling inspired, from all the images we captured…

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In the Studio – Steam Punk with Jess and Dean

I recently did a post with some headshots for new met Dean Whitehouse, such a lovely guy and so handsome to boot! I met him through the lovely Jess and we had proposed a Steam Punk shoot with the two of them. Dean had a fantastic array of Thrift Store goodies and I had quite…

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In the Studio – A New Muse, Emily Soto

I recently came across a new photographic muse – Emily Soto, but not the stuff on her current website, but the deviant art link, the stuff you find on Google images, what she frequently refers to as her California images (as opposed to her current New York images which and more often B&W and much grungier).…

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Out of the Studio – Hayley & Tizzy in the Forest

A few months ago, Hayley and I planned a Medieval Styled shoot with her now 13-month-old Irish Wolf Hound, Tizzy we thought the Warburton Redwood Forest would be the perfect setting, we arranged costumes and planned out how we wanted the images to look, I wanted a very Maid Marion vibe. So recently the day…

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Tuesdays of Texture – Pandora

Pandora’s box is an artifact in Greek mythology connected with the myth of Pandora in Hesiod’s Works and Days. The container mentioned in the original story was actually a large storage jar but the word was later mistranslated as “box.” In modern times an idiom has grown from it meaning “Any source of great and unexpected troubles”, or alternatively “A present which seems valuable…

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Out of the Studio – The Lake with Blade

I did a post recently about MacArthur Park, I was lucky to have the superb weather for this shoot with Blade Whittaker. We shot on the edge of a small lake, we had also done a brief session in the studio, but the weather was too gorgeous to be inside. I had this idea in…

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Winter Workshops – More Vintage Boho

A few weeks ago, I ran another portrait workshop, this time a Studio basics, on posing and direction with natural and studio lights. It was so fun and relaxed, I even managed to grab a few quite shots. Love the hi key black and white effect on these ones. Everyone had a blast, especially Jess,…

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Tuesday’s Texture – Painterly Vintage Boho

This was shot during a recent workshop, we actually experimented with holding various different materials in front of the camera lens; chiffon, lace, cheesecloth, tulle and such, we got some lovely creative images. I then ran this one through Photoshop and added a lovely painterly feel to it as well. ~ Julz, xo

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