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?

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

The {Instagram} Week That Was…

tHE iNSTAGRAM (1)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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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?

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

Contiki Legends Launch Party

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 Contiki sure know how to throw a party!

Taking over the Cell Block Theatre in the National Art School in Darlinghurst for a night filled with No Regrets, it certainly was one of the hottest tickets in town during the week.

Walking the red carpet in to the event, we were greeted with the sight of deliciousness in the form of Eat Art Truck serving all kinds of yummy goodness during the night. The drinks were flowing from the bar, and everyone was pumped to see The Ashton Shuffle and Peking Duck perform!

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The event launched with Natalie Dormer being the face of the latest Contiki Legends campaign. It is a beautifully shot story of an adventure through the back streets of Italy.  People then danced the night away to amazing sounds of The Ashton Shuffle and Peking Duck, all the while forgetting that it was in fact a school night! I imagine there would have been a few sore heads at work the next morning!

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Where is your favourite holiday destination?

Do you have an upcoming trip you would love to share?

The {Instagram} Week That Was…

tHE iNSTAGRAMOn 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!

Ten on Ten: September 2014

Another month for my photography challenge called Ten on Ten has passed. Rebekah Gough over at her lovely blog A Bit Of Sunshine, started this back in January 2008 after receiving her first DSLR for her birthday.

Rebekah says “The project has since grown to be a fun and interactive way for blogger’s from all around the globe to document a snap shot of their lives too, once a month on the tenth taking a photo an hour for ten consecutive hours. Finding life and beauty in the ordinary things of our day to day! To participate simply visit the blog on the tenth of the month and add your set to the linky party so that all can check out your day! Add a button to your side bar too and support the project!”

Now I must admit, I don’t follow the rules 100%. I didn’t take a photo on the hour, every hour for ten hours. Basically I selected 10 photos I had taken over the course of the day and used these. I still wanted them to show the simplicity of the lives we lead, and how the small and mundane things can actually be beautiful in themselves. I also intend to highlight these slightly differently to the way I normally would on the blog, and I’m going to challenging myself to only shoot black and white images.

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So there you have it, month two of the Ten on Ten challenge complete!

Are you taking part in the Ten on Ten challenge, or is there another photography challenge that inspires you?

 

Weekend Wanderings…

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 With Spring well and truly upon us, it is a shame that the weather hasn’t quite caught up yet! It is still very cold, and the rain is very persistent! I must admit seeing the clouds over the ocean is somewhat soothing, but running from the car with a sideways blowing umbrella not so much!

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We headed over to the Northern Beaches and had some lunch in Dee Why with our friends Bronwen and Kristian at Deck Bar. It is a great spot, with excellent food directly opposite the beach. I can only imagine what it would be like in summer overlooking the water with the sun beating down. We will certainly have to visit again in a few months time!

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 On Sunday, we drove up to Woy Woy to celebrate Father’s Day with a beautiful lunch at the amazing Woy Woy Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant. Situated right on the water and serving the most beautiful and fresh seafood the coast has to offer we enjoyed a gorgeous lunch and the sun even managed to make an appearance!

It was wonderful having all the family together to celebrate Dad’s special day, and I know he was very happy with his beer, and plate of prawns and oysters!

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What did you get up to on the weekend?

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

I would love to thank Of Heart and Home for this gorgeous image captured of Southbank Brisbane.

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