Family time

Went for a walk and there were so many families out and about, walking, cycling, skate-boarding, there even was a lady walking a Shetland pony. I think people are now more enthusiastic to greet total strangers than before 🙂 Looks like the virus is making us all cherish our family times more.

Why portraits make me cry

There are so many things I like about taking portraits, but the one that floors me every time is the intense emotional experience I have when I am editing photos. During the photo shoot, there is a whirl of activity happening in my mind, light, props, poses, hair, makeup, trying to bring everything into a…

Adult cake smash

BIRTHDAY COMING UP? HOW ABOUT A FUN CAKE-SMASH? Trust me, it’s more fun than it looks. 😂 You get styled by a personal stylist, makeup done by a makeup artist and a yummy cake to demolish and consume 🙂 Most importantly, you get to be that little girl you left behind many years ago (when you…

Power branding session

Mid is a joy to be with. A ready, infectious smile and an open, loving personality goes well with the high achiever that she is. A trained counsellor and a business coach, with an MBA under her belt, she is a marketing pro. An old hand at taking up struggling business and turning them around…

Why I give a hand massage

….. before a photoshoot. Years ago, I read an article in an Indian women’s magazine about the rising popularity of beauty parlours. It said women in increasing numbers are going to parlours where they get procedures like facials, manicures, pedicures, etc done.. The author (who was a woman) proposed a few reasons for this like…

Riverside Romp

Dad and son caught fishing. 😉☺️😆 And thoroughly enjoying themselves.😁😃 (When nothing else is caught but memories) 🙂☺️

How portraits can change your self-image

The other day a lady said to me that she does not have photos of herself on the wall because she was brought up to think it was vain to do so. 😞 I have photos on the wall of my Mum, Dad, grandfather, hubby and me, brothers, hubby’s brother and their families. All people I…

Captain Marvel

Hannah is the real-life Captain Marvel. She spends her days jumping out of helicopters rescuing people. As an Intensive Care Paramedic for Wellington Free Ambulance. If that wasn’t enough excitement for a day (everyday) she is mum to an almost-2-year old bundle of energy. That in itself, in my books, is deserving of a medal….

Big, blue eyes

Those eyes, those big beautiful eyes …. I could not help but quote Shakespeare. “If I could write the beauty of your eyes And in fresh numbers number all your graces, The age to come would say, ‘This poet lies; Such heavenly touches ne’er touch’d earthly faces.’” Joan was the first to grace my Welly…

My TEDx Canberra experience

My journey to speaking at a TEDx event has been an exhilarating, edifying and exciting one. It has been a great honour and privilege to be invited to speak at TEDx Canberra. It finally happened on September 8th. It was beyond amazing!  

Shree Lekha photo shoot

Simon Sinek says ‘Start with Why’. Here’s an example of my why. I specialise in taking  the most beautiful photo anyone has taken of you, a photo that is art, that you can hang proudly on the wall and cherish for  the rest of your life. Why?  Because a photo is not just a piece…

Lisa

Lisa is a lovely lady with special needs. I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing her a couple of weeks ago. The Rotary Club very kindly got me in touch with L’Arche Genesaret which is an organisation that takes care of the mentally disabled in a home setting. Lisa was very excited on the…