Family Portrait Photography on the Sunshine Coast, Noosa Heads ~ Father’s Day ~ September 4th 2011

‘Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance’. ~ Ruth E. Renkel

A VERY brief post to wish our wonderful dad’s a happy father’s day. This photograph was taken a couple of weeks ago at a beautiful evening session in Noosa Heads. You’ll recognise this little cutie as Miss N has been photographed by me on, ooooooo, lets say a ‘few’ occasions 🙂  xxxxx

a dad cuddling his daughter

The Maternal Lens ~ Inspiring Photography Websites

There are a few sites, that as a photographer, I visit regularly ~ just to sit, and chill with a hot cuppa and get lost in endless pages of the most heart warming and inspiring photography. One of them, that I have visited since it very first started, is The Maternal Lens.  It was put together by a group of awesomely talented photographers in the US. They do posts of life, being a mum, all things photography and they showcase other photographers, as well as displaying their POTD {photo of the day}.

I have been featured on their POTD a few times now, so I just wanted to say ‘thank you’ to TML girls. I really am very grateful.

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This got me thinking about what and ‘who’  inspires me. Like most photographers, I’m a bit of a ‘mix n match’. Whilst I have my own style, that most people recognise, I find the need to grow a little, to evolve, to keep motivated. Photoshop plays a part in this, as I develop new techniques that change the way I edit. Music plays a huge part in not only my editing, but how I shoot.  I have been know to base complete sessions on  a particular song. While I edit, I always have music going {blasting though my retro lime green ear phones}!

 I checked the history on my browser, to ‘see’ the websites I visit the most, and, here they are………

The Drifter & The Gypsy – what were you doing when you were sweet 16? This site was started by a 16 year old young lady from the States, with a passion for all things emotive and beauty-full {sigh}

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Dear Photograph – wow is all I can say. Such amazing stories behind some of the photographs displayed. It truly makes you understand the significance of photography, and capturing real life. inspiring photography websitesThe NACPP – and not just because I am a member 🙂 But because it gives a real insight into the world of photography, both for the client and the professional. There are behind the scenes, session shares, member spotlights, helpful hints, shopping and so much more. The NAPCP girls work tirelessly to ensure the website is not only beautiful to look at and browse through, but relevant.

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Vivian Maier ~ Her Discovered Work – I visit this site about once a week. An amazing artist, whose work lay undiscovered until her death. Street photography is something I have never attempted, totally out of my comfort zone, so to me, she is a little bit of a hero 🙂 Her work is an honest reflection of ‘life’ in Chicago from the 1950′s to the 1990′s.

Vivian Maier her discovered work

Pinterest– well if you haven’t heard of Pinterest, then where have you been? It’s one of the hottest inspiration sites to hit our PC screens {or Mac if you’re on the dark side} 🙂 Everyone who has anything to do with photography/graphic design is into it. Go on check it out 🙂

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Joshi Daniel – One of the few photographer’s sites I visit. His work is  dark, emotive, true. A beautiful photographer, from India who’s images tear at my heart, give me goosebumps and make me truly appreciate the world in which we exist, and why we should be grateful.

Deb Schwedhelm – her soulful and inspiring work speaks for itself. She is one of the worlds leading children’s photographer’s, yet she remains a ‘wallflower’. I quite often sit and browse through her blog when I feel the need to be grounded; to be reminded of the true meaning of photography; to have some quiet and dignified time to reflect on the world that is truly beautiful and unique.

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I hope you find these as inspiring as I do


Sunshine Coast Family Portrait Photography ~ Noosa Heads Photography ~ An Australian {chilly} winters afternoon

on the shores of beautiful Lake Weyba, with the very gorgeous ‘F’ family, enjoying a fine winters evening here in Australia. We set up camp lakeside, hot chocolate, marshmallows, stories and cuddles ~ wrapped in warm clothes, beanies and scarves. Now it is important for me to point out to my UK family, that when I say it was ‘chilly’, it was around 21 degrees, which years ago when I lived in Blighty that would have been a heat wave, these days however, that’s ‘get the fire going’ weather 🙂

You’ll recognise the beauty-full F family, as I’ve photographed them many times before, and documented their wedding at Lake Currimundi, in 2009. This family has grown an incy bit more since then, with the addition of Tommy {the dog} and of course scrummy Baby Aaron {Ronnie} who is one of the smiliest bub’s around 🙂 You can see Ron’s newborn session HERE. Wow, hasn’t he grown?

To the fabulous, F family, once again thank you. You are not only gorgeous clients, but awesome friends xxx

Sorry, picture heavy as……….. well I just like them all 🙂

2 children at a picnic laughing in beanies

family reading a story

family having a picnic by a lake

baby smiling

children playing in water

child playing at a lakeside

Sunshine Coast Photography ~ Fresh Fun and Funky Photography ~ Clickin Chicks Club

The other day, myself, Little Miss Z and her gorgeous Mummy headed out into the bush, to do some test shots in preperation for our Clickin Chicks shooting clinic over the weekend. Now I’ve had a few emails asking about the Clickin Chicks Club, and whether or not anyone can  join. The club is based in Eumundi/Noosa.  We meet once a month to discuss all things photography, and we do ‘shooting clinics’.  It’s for Mum’s with cameras, who have a passion for photography. It isn’t a group for professional photographer’s. To get the most out of the group, we have capped the numbers at 15. We are presently at that number. We have done this to ensure that everyone in the group is able to participate fully in both the tutorials and shooting clinics. We have a closed group which is online, so everything stays private. There is a wait list for those that are interested. Please email me at

Here are a few from our hour together, playing with the evening light 🙂 A huge thank you to Bridgette, Miss Z, Miss T and all the other kids for making our shooting clinic a real success 🙂

child in a red dress in a field with a flower

child in a field with sunset

child in tutu sitting on a chair in a field

and just a couple from our shooting clinic……our girls are very shy………

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Sunshine Coast Newborn Baby Photography ~ Funky Photography ~ Introducing Baby…….

Isha Milla 🙂 Isn’t that just a beauty-full name? And she truly is gorgeous, just like her Mumma – you can see the pregnancy sessions HERE and HERE. Isha has the most amazing jet black hair and perfect skin tones. She looks just like her older sister who I’ve photographed since she was a wee baby too 🙂

Congratulations J Family on your new addition. Cannot wait to photograph her again as she gets older. You are blessed to have such a fabulous family.

Annie xxx

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Gorgeous headbands by Sew Whimsey and RCC Couture

Knitted cap by the fabulous Amanda Keeys from Little Labyrinth

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