As the season turns, and the leaves become golden it really is the perfect time for an outdoor family portrait session. The colors are beautiful and it’s not too chilly. Our latest family shoot took place in Malvern at a local park with cute little Harrison and his parents. He loved being able to sit and play in the grass, and had a fabulous smile for the camera!
If you’re interested in a portrait session, we would love to hear from you! Kelly Anthony Photography – family portrait photographers.
This was a fun family photo-shoot set against the colours of autumn in Canterbury. The four brothers and sisters organised a shoot as a gift for their mum for Mother’s Day. What a great idea !
Don’t forget that we also have gift vouchers for portrait shoots available!
We were so excited to meet little Priya, who was welcomed into the world by Andy and Martine just in time for Easter! On the long weekend, we headed across town to Preston, Melbourne to hang out with Andy and Martine and their new little bub for a lifestyle newborn shoot, officially the most smitten parents we have ever met! We arrived in the early morning to the smell of delicious coffee and sat down for a good long catch up, and the news that freshly made hot cross bun mixture was rising. At only nine days old, Priya was super sleepy and perfectly beautiful. She barely opened her cute little eyes for the entire shoot. It was fantastic getting out and about and enjoying such the sunshine! We really enjoyed being able to photograph just a glimpse of the joy + love + hope for the future in this lovely little family!
It’s that time of year again! If you’re keen to break with the usual traditions of chocolates and flowers, remember that Mum’s also love photos! So we’ve put together a great offer just for Mothers Day.
The package details are:
- A 20 minute mini portrait session.
- Includes up to 5 people.
- We’re including a free 11×14″ archival quality enlargement print, and it’s accompanying high resolution digital file.
- Additional prints can be purchased which come with high resolution digital files.
- Portrait sessions are held on location – in the comfort of your own home, park or beach.
To book your Mother’s Day session or to find out more, contact us on email@example.com
We also want to thanks our Facebook fans with an additional 10% off print orders. Click here to visit our facebook page.
Offer is valid until 19 May 2013.
Additional people can be added for $25/person. Travel with metropolitan Melbourne.
Here are 3 images from the wedding of Bec & Angus. They had their wedding at the National Rhododendren Gardens and their reception at Mist at Olinda – such a beautiful location.
This very cute gift from Corban & Blair arrived in the post and made our day! We love their attitude to the new year – to imagine, create, be open, reinvent. That’s exactly what we’re hoping for this year with our photography. Our new business card holders are beautifully crafted and designed. Plus, we think that the packaging is super cute. Lucky for our wonderful clients, it also means I will actually be carrying business cards with me when you next ask! So, today we thought we would share the love, with a big thank you and link back to the Corban Blair website: http://www.corbanblair.com.au/.
We love our family! We’re pleased to share some of the images captured during Nat’s recent 21st birthday party. The celebrations were held on a beautiful summer’s day, in a park along the banks of the Yarra River in Hawthorn. It was a lovely relaxed afternoon with much laughter, sporadic water fights and delicious food. As speeches were presented, the hill where all the guests were sitting was bathed in a beautiful golden sunlight. Magical. In the rush of study, work and life, rare moments like this, to pause, reflect, and celebrate life’s milestones, achievements and affirm the people we care about is really special. Nat’s an amazing young woman – intelligent, a committed and thoughtful friend, inclusive, fun and with a very very cheeky sense of humour!
Let us know if you have a birthday or special function coming up, and ask us about our photography packages to capture these special moments!
Nepal. Life lived out in the street. Families perched on their front step, eating meals and sharing laughs, soaking up the warmth of the sun to ease the chill of winter. Prayer flags, a gentle reminder of the spiritual dimensions to life. Women wearing the favourite color – red. Standing around delicious “Chia” or chai tea stalls and catch ups with friends. A sense of community built around shared joys and hardship, life endings and beginnings and journeys. Rugged natural beauty, narrow roads winding through snow capped mountain ranges.
Nepal. Emerging from a decade of conflict, this country has made encouraging progress in addressing it’s development challenges. Though Kathmandu is a bubble of tourist induced wealth and services, outside urban areas, the story is markedly different. Around 60% of the population still live on 1.25 per day. Access to safe water and sanitation is an enormous challenge without easy answers. Many areas are food insecure and cannot produce enough food for their family for the year. Women’s rights, capacities and empowerment is needed.*
I loved visiting this beautiful country. I was so encouraged by the time spent with many organisations that are working so wholeheartedly and with such dedication and personal sacrifice to address such challenges. At the community level there are beautiful glimmers of hope, and examples of groups working for change in their community, thinking not only of their own needs but of the needs of others. Their stories inspire and challenge me. I hope I will come back some day – Kelly.
Where possible, photos were taken with permission.
*statistics from http://www.ophi.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Nepal1.pdf?cda6c1
Relaxed. Friendly. Fun. This was a special family portrait session bringing together family members from three generations. Grandparents, parents and kids all bundled into their cars and tumbled out again into a local park in Carnegie, to make the most of the beautiful summery weather. The afternoon light was stunning, as were the shady trees we retreated under. It’s lovely seeing families enjoy being together, and we do our best to keep our photo sessions as relaxed as possible. We’re really pleased with these images, and can’t help but smile back in response to such infectious grins! We hope that these photos will bring happy memories for many years to come for this family!
About an hours drive from Aukland, in Muriwai, there is a spectacular Gannat Colony. It was beautifully sunny until a sudden downpour of drenching rain hit the coast line (and us!). We soon dried out with the heavy winds as the sun reappeared!
It was an amazing sight to see hundreds of gannets swooping through the sky on the air currents, ducking and weaving. In situations like this where there are lots of fast moving subjects, the focusing ability and fast lenses make getting the shot much easier, but it was certainly a challenge to capture their grace and agility.
At this spot, each year around 1,200 pairs of gannets nest here between August and March. Each pair lays just one egg and the parents take turns watching over their precious nest. As the chicks mature, they begin to exercise their wings in preparation for a single shot jump off the cliff. Once airborne, the young gannets leave the colony and cross the Tasman Sea all the way to Australia. Years later they return to the same place to nest again.
An overcast sunrise at Lake Tarawera in Rotorua, New Zealand:
We love summer days. It’s the perfect time to head outdoors and enjoy the sunshine. Below are some photos from a fun family portrait session with the Taylors, out in Ruffy Lake Park in Templestowe.
Last weekend I had the opportunity to go flying with my friend Mark. Mark has his PPL (Private Pilot Licence) which allows him to fly a private plane and take passengers. We flew in a Piper Warrior III plane from Moorabbin airport to Echuca and back again.
Before take off, the pilot has to go through a checklist and radio the control tower to get clearance. Being a small plane, you feel every bump and turn in the air. The perspective from the plane is very different and the houses and cars look like toys. Overall it was a fun and new experience!
Below are some pictures of the plane and during the flight.
On our trip to the North Island, we stopped off at Rotorua. Rotorua is known for it’s geothermal parks and that ‘rotten egg’ (sulfar) smell. In between watching pools of bubbling mud, one of the things we did was to visit the Whakarewarewa forest. What immediately struck us as we entered the forest were the majestic Californian Redwood trees, the quiet and the welcome relief from the sulfur smells. The trees are absolutely huge! It is also very cool in the forest, beneath leafy canopy. There are plenty of different activities to choose from ranging from enjoying the walking tracks, mountain biking, horse riding and orienteering.
The redwood trees in this forest were first planted in 1901 and the largest Redwood in Whakarewarewa is approximately 67 metres tall and 169 centimetres in diameter. These can grow as tall as 110 metres in California, and are protected by their very thick bark. Fascinatingly these trees live for an average of 600 years, but can grow for over 2000 years old! For more information visit: http://www.redwoods.co.nz/
The wedding of Jo & Myles was held at Mandala Wines, in the picturesque area of the Yarra Valley. The theme of the wedding reception revolved around their honeymoon trip from Russia to France via train. Bridal party photos were taken before the ceremony around the grounds of Mandala Wines. The food and wine was simply superb and Jo’s amazing dress was designed by http://wai-ching.com/.
Cathedral Cove (Hahei) along the Coromandel peninsula was put on the map through it’s inclusion in the second Narnia movie – Prince Caspian. We visited as the seasons were turning from winter to spring, so it was still a quiet and sleepy place. Dinner options available during our stay were the local fish and chip shop open for two hours between 5.30-7.30pm or DIY options from the local store with it’s selection of three tomatoes, tinned food and frozen items.
Despite intermittent rain, we did have a few days of beautifully sunny weather which allowed us to head out for some walks to explore the coastline shaped by volcanic activity, and then into the bay for paddle in sea kayaks – which we loved! We enjoyed hearing about the Maori history of the area, and checking out stingrays in the crystal clear water. Here are a few photos from this part of our holiday:
Here are some images from our latest portrait session with Reagan, Victoria and their four month old son. We love meeting new people and families and capturing their time together. It’s always special to see how much love is poured into tiny babies from their parents. These photos were taken in Carlton starting at their lovely Victorian terrace home and then wandering down to a local coffee shop in Rathdowne village to enjoy the winter sunshine and a latte!
We’re excited to share some beautiful moments from Dipankar and Hsu Mei’s wedding day. Their ceremony gathered close friends and family together at the The Willows in St Kilda, a beautiful Victorian mansion built in 1890 now situated amongst a backdrop of modern high-rise buildings. The sun was out, and it was a gorgeous winters day. Afterwards we visited a number of locations around Melbourne for photos with the bride and groom including the Melbourne Museum and Parliament House.
We’ve just moved to Eltham, located in the North East of Melbourne. We are loving exploring this beautiful area and testing out the cafes one by one. We love that there are so many trees and birds. Here’s a picture from a recent weekend meander down by the Yarra River in Warrandyte. What a peaceful spot.
We had a fun time photographing little Austen and his folks on this beautifully sunny day, which was relaxed and with plenty of laughs. We started in Springthorpe Gardens, Murrumbeena taking advantage of the beautiful backdrop of autumn coloured leaves, and then headed back to their family home to warm up and take a few more!
If you’re interested in capturing some special moments with your family, contact us to book in your session!