Life Moments ~ Building with Plantation Homes ~ We’re getting closer….

Ah goodness we really are so close! It only seems like yesterday we were standing on the vacant block, dreaming and planning our home. Four months in we are now wandering around the rooms, opening and closing doors and dreaming of fresh, clean décor. Our days off are spent flicking through Home Beautiful and Real Living magazines, and wandering aimlessly around in Bunnings and Beacon Lighting getting prices. Neither Mark nor I can make decisions  on anything, so we always leave empty handed, knowing we’ll have to return another day to do the whole thing again!

We’re now at the ‘fit’ stage. The tilers have done an awesome job {even with my crap taste in tiles} and the painter has started on the exterior render. The biggest surprise was the scaffolding has been removed. We can now see what we really ‘have’. I’m really happy with the views from the first floor. We were doubtful of the narrow windows {only size we could have due to the garage roof pitch}, but they’ve worked out perfectly. I will now sleep with a mountain behind me, which I’m told is good for you.

So what’s next? Electrical fit out, kitchen and bathrooms. Oh and to finish off the roof and theatre room – which caved in thanks to the huge amount of rain we’ve had recently!

I’ve received a few emails regarding bookings. At present I’m booked until June 2013. I have a list of local photographers I recommend. Please drop me an email and I can forward them on to you.

xx Annie xx

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Noosa Heads Photography ~ Building with Plantation Homes ~ Doulton Lux Q3

Ahh goodness, where is this year going? Please slow down 2013, I have a lot to do!

So with the kids finally back at school, the cyclones and bad weather easing and normality gradually settling in, the builders are back and they are really pushing through the workload. It’s so exciting to finish my day and head to site to see the progress. I haven’t really been able to take any ‘proper’ photographs, but here is a quick glimpse ‘IG’ style, along with some other hippy happy snaps of our daily lives.

I just wanted to add, thank you so much to Karla for your lovely email. I really, really hope you see this, as I’ve tried to respond to your email several times and it keeps on pinging back to me. Would love to catch up and chat over coffee, especially as we’re both building with plantation homes {and live so close}.  Call me girl, or find me on Facebook!

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Will try and get some proper photographs of house build soon, until then have a wonderful week everyone!

xx Annie xx

Update! Some proper photos as promised xxx

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Natural Pregnancy and Newborn Photography ~ Sunshine Coast Australia

Watching families grow, both as a nurse and photographer is an amazing experience. I first met the gorgeous F family a few years ago when I was their nurse 🙂 I think people always forget that I’m a nurse first then a photographer {yes nursing for me is ‘the’ passion, usually it’s the other way around}. Antenatal’s, vaccinating their little bubba’s and health checks, led to us becoming fabulous friends which ultimately led to family portrait sessions and even covering their wedding. So it was absolutely wonderful to be able to welcome the families fourth little bundle of love into our world.  Congratulations F family, he is truly beautiful and is the perfect addition to your family. I cannot wait to continue documenting your life. The past few years have gone oh so quickly.

Here are just a few images taken from our very unique morning at the lake, and also a few of the lovely little man himself. It was amazing to get there so early in the morning and be totally surrounded by swirling mist. So serene and peaceful. Lake Weyba is an incredible special place to both of our families, so it was the obvious choice for Miss J’s first session at 30 weeks. You can see the families last family session here. Thank you again F family, it was an absolute pleasure as always, and I look forward to watching you all ‘grow’ xxxxx

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It was a very busy morning in the F household when I arrived, but I did manage to get a few images of breakfast time. I have to say the F family is the most organised family EVER! So impressed. Wish my parental skills were as good as yours Miss J!

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Noosa Heads Photography ~ Welcoming in 2013 ~ Building our home


{I shouted that as I typed it – wahoo}!!

Well two thousand and twelve was certainly a year for moving forward, pushing the creative boundaries and achieving fabulous things, both professionally and personally.  I am so grateful for all the support I’ve received from clients, family and friends. You are all uh-mazing! I am looking forward to 2013, not only because I have some wonderful and interesting new projects to do, but also because our home will be complete. Our builders are having a little siesta before the next stage, possibly because my husband has been supplying them with copious amounts of beer in the form of Summers XXXX 🙂 If we don’t have straight walls, I will blame the husband 🙂 But the break has given us a chance to sneak in and have a good walk around the house, and of course, plan! I’m such a ‘list’ girl, I make lists purely for the joy of crossing everything off, it’s such a sense of achievement. So, over the Christmas break, I sat down with a glass of wine, a pencil and drawing pad, and started ‘dreaming’ and planning the interior design. My board on Pinterest has never looked so good!  I’ve spent hours recently pinning everything I love to my ‘home’ board.

So here is the stage we’re at now, tadarrrrrr – we have a house and bricks, yup I’m easily pleased 🙂 And our natural ‘panoramic’ window has worked out a treat. Such an amazing view of Mt Cooroy to wake up too every day. So very blessed.

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Now I know I should really be blogging some of the wonderful sessions I’ve done recently {seriously I worked right up until Christmas Eve}, and I know I have a few eager families waiting to see their sneak peeks, but this is my on line journal so I do want to document this next stage, mainly for my gorgeous family in the UK. I hope you understand.

So now to the nitty gritty! Planning the interior. I’m having huge amounts of fun with this, and have found some wonderful places for furniture, both locally and online. My ‘wish’ list is ever growing. My home inspiration board is looking rather lovely. Images are from Pinterest, you can find the links HERE

Bedroom ideas…….

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Boys room ideas……

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I’m looking forward to making more lists, and shopping {and working to pay for the shopping}! Eek! I think at this rate, I’ll be working until I’m 100!

Some other fabulous home decor sites for inspiration are;

French by Design


Daily Dream Decor

Until the next instalment of ‘Our House Build’ mwahhhhh xxx Annie xxx

Noosa Photographers ~ Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas

& best wishes for 2013 🙂

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What an absolutely incredible 2012 it’s been. I still have to pinch myself to see what we’ve achieved this year, and the best is yet to come……..our gorgeous new home 🙂 A huge thank you from the bottom of our hearts to our clients, family and friends who have made our year such a pleasure. It really is a joy to be part of your lives, and watch and document your children and families grow.

Cannot wait to share 2013 with you!

Lots of Love Annie, Mark, Cameron, Aaron and of course ‘little’ Oliver xxxxx

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