Weekend Wanderings…

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We were lucky enough here in Sydney to have an extra long weekend with a public holiday on Monday! This meant many opportunities to get out and about in the beautiful weather and catch up with friends. We had a beautiful lunch at Chiswick in Woollahra on Saturday sharing some delicious food and wine. One of the highlights of the venue I think is the outlook through the large windows onto the beautiful gardens. Leah_Stanistreet-2

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Wood roasted Moran family lamb, artichoke, Hawkesbury broccoli – $75

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One of the most amazing dishes on the menu is most certainly the lamb. We ordered 2 of these to share between 6 and this was more than enough with a few sides. In the end we were all very surprised with the amazing value and quality of the meal.

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Hand cut chips, black garlic aioli – $6

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Steamed greens, chilli, garlic, lemon – $11

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On Monday I had the pleasure of photographing these four lovely ladies as they are in the process of launching their new business and needed some pictures for the website. Called The Practice: Psychologist and Dietitians for Change is a group of practitioners specialising in Eating Disorders, Addiction and Mood Disorders. The Practice will open it’s doors on the Lower North Shore mid November. I was very honoured to be ask to shoot  these gorgeous ladies, and am wishing them all the success for their new venture!

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Did you have a nice weekend? I can’t believe that it is almost time for another one already!

The {Instagram} Week That Was…

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On Instagram?

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You can also post a little picture up on my Snappystreet Facebook  page and show me something fun you got up to over your own weekend!

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I would love to feature some of your weekend photographs as well! So start snapping away!

Weekend Wanderings…

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 Food. It clearly plays a big role in my social life if this blog is anything to go by!

Saturday saw us take in some delicious lunch at The Potting Shed. Located next to The Grounds of Alexandria this is also a very popular destination for patrons but this has a slightly different atmosphere to The Grounds with drinks on offer and an amazing outdoor area to take in the afternoon sunshine. A great place to settle in for a long lunch over a few bottles of wine!

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That afternoon I headed to Surry Hills to shoot a health and wellbeing event for Alison from Relauncher held at the beautiful BodyMindLife studios. It was an afternoon filled with networking, yoga sequences, delicious treats and goodie bags! It was a fun event to shoot, and I’m so grateful to have worked with Alison for this event.

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Share a photo using #snappyweekend either on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter so I can check them all out!!

The {Instagram} Week That Was…

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On Instagram?

Head over and follow along! @snappystreet

You can also post a little picture up on my Snappystreet Facebook  page and show me something fun you got up to over your own weekend!

Also, you can follow along if you have Instagram and upload your photos there, and use the #snappyweekend so I can admire all of your pictures there too!

Or even over on Twitter, again using the same #snappyweekend

I would love to feature some of your weekend photographs as well! So start snapping away!

Weekend Wanderings…

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As I type this, it occurred to me that this is actually my 52nd Weekend Wandering post – a whole year of following along with my weekend! What started out as a fun little weekly addition to this blog, has grown over the last year in to one of the things I enjoy blogging about the most! As you know, I’ve also put the call out lately for you to share what is happening during your weekends too on social media using the #snappyweekend so it has been wonderful to follow along with our journeys as well! Here’s to {hopefully!} many more Weekend Wanderings…

Kicking off the weekend, I did something that most people would tell you to steer well clear of. Working with children and animals. But luckily for me, this wasn’t the case! I had the absolute pleasure of working with a gorgeous family after they recently welcomed their beautiful baby daughter in to the world and they wanted to capture some special memories (including their very adorable dog Smokey!)

I headed to their house to get the photo shoot underway, before we wandered down to the beautiful surrounds of Double Bay to capture some precious moments in the water and on the sand.

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The weather was truly beautiful for our shoot, and we were so lucky to step outside and capture some of their local neighbourhood at the same time. It was so special to see them all interact as a new little family, and I felt so blessed to be capturing the day. As my first family shoot I was understandably nervous, but I lucked out with a beautiful family, a happy baby girl and a fun filled dog who wanted to be part of the action!

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Now, regular readers of this blog will know that I don’t have a drivers licence. Never have. I am not too sure why, but at the age of 32 you think this is something I would have mastered by now! So off we went that afternoon for some driving lessons. I felt a bit more confident than last time, and I even drove us to dinner that night! Quite a novelty for me :) Let’s just hope that one day soon that L will turn in to a P!

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We spent the remainder weekend on the Northern Beaches at Ryan’s parents house while they are overseas on holidays. It was nice to take in some lovely walks in the beautiful sunshine and eat some amazing and healthy meals down in Avalon.

Sunday, we were lucky enough to be invited by our friends Lyndi and Les to join them for lunch at Cottage Point where Lyndi’s parents have a stunning holiday house. It was so lovely of them to have us around for a beautiful meal and relax in the sunshine overlooking the gorgeous water and National Park. This was my first visit to Cottage Point, and I was taken aback by it’s natural beauty. We were treated to many sights over the course of the afternoon as the well renowned Cottage Point Inn restaurant is two doors down, so we could watch people coming and going from their long lunches via their luxury cruisers and sea planes.

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What did you get up to on the weekend?

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The {Instagram} Week That Was…

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Head over and follow along! @snappystreet

You can also post a little picture up on my Snappystreet Facebook  page and show me something fun you got up to over your own weekend!

Also, you can follow along if you have Instagram and upload your photos there, and use the #snappyweekend so I can admire all of your pictures there too!

Or even over on Twitter, again using the same #snappyweekend

I would love to feature some of your weekend photographs as well! So start snapping away!

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September. You’ve been a busy one so far!

This weekend was no exception. Saturday was filled with 2 separate shoots, starting with some head shots of Lauren and Hannah in Paddington. They both work on a monthly newsletter for their company and needed a few photographs to accompany this. Aside from the rain, I think we managed to get some lovely professional looking shots that can be used for their work newsletter.

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From here, it was off to look at beautiful wedding gowns with Lauren as we narrow down the choices for the big day next October! It was beautiful seeing her in the stunning dresses and I think just quietly we may have found “the one” A quick lunch pitstop was next on the agenda at the Paddington Inn, before dashing over to Coogee for my next photography session.

I was asked by Lyndi from the Nude Nutritionist to photograph her and fellow nutritionist Kathryn Hawkins for an upcoming project they are both working on together. It was a pleasure to work with them both, and I cannot wait to share more once all is revealed!

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IMG_9377We were lucky enough for the sun to make an appearance later in the afternoon, so managed to capture some perfect shots by the ocean down in Coogee.  I think we got some amazing photographs for their upcoming launch, we are all very happy with the results. Who wouldn’t want to work with these two? Aren’t they just amazing! Make sure you head over and visit their websites and keep your eyes peeled for more and remember the words #bodylove!

http://www.thenudenutritionist.com.au/ & http://kathrynhawkinsnutrition.com/

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Sunday, the weather really did turn on for the whole of Sydney.

It was a picture perfect spring day, and luckily for us we had already made plans to have brunch with some friends at Black Pony cafe in Coogee, so Ryan and I decided to strap on our walking shoes and enjoy the 9km walk from our place to brunch! It was wonderful to catch up over a delicious breakfast and refuel after such a big walk.

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The walking didn’t stop there though, after brunch we walked from Coogee to Paddington through Centennial Park, to meet another friend for lunch! We jumped in her car and headed to Watson’s Bay Hotel for some delicious meals overlooking the sparkling harbour, before eventually walking home again from Potts Point. So in total I think we clocked almost 20km’s on Sunday! Not a bad effort!

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 What did you get up to on the weekend?

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