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!
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!
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.
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/.
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.
It’s been a while since we have posted on our blog, but we’ve been looking forward to showing some of the beautiful images from Jess and Paul’s special wedding day.
The day began with Jess and the girls getting ready in Doncaster – very peaceful and full of fun moments. Then everyone piled into one of the coolest wedding vehicles we have ever seen – a vintage bus, to New Hope Baptist Church in Blackburn. It was a beautiful service, which centred on their love and commitment to each other, in the context of their faith.
After the ceremony we headed off around windy roads to Kangaroo Ground for some photos with the bridal party, and then as the light was beginning to fade – over to Samson Hill Winery their reception venue – which had amazing views over the vineyards and Melbourne skyline in the distance and was full of their family and friends.
Thanks Jess and Paul for including us in your wedding day and wishing you all the best for your future together.
ps… if you haven’t seen Jess and Paul’s engagement session, click here: http://www.kellyanthony.com/blog/2012/02/jess-paul-engagement-session/.
Last weekend we had a great afternoon with Monica, Alex and their little son Chase for a family portrait session. These guys have been our friends for a long time, and it has been great to see them thriving in their new role as parents. The soft, golden afternoon light was just perfect and the park provided ample space for Chase to run around and play with his ball – which he was completely enamored by. He may have quite a career in football or soccer, one day! It’s always a delight to see the cheeky expressions and moments captured on camera from children at this special age where they are discovering so many new things about themselves and the world around them. We’re really happy to share these images with you:
I really enjoy shooting engagement sessions as it is an opportunity to capture the connection between two people in love with each other.
Jess and Paul were great to photograph and I could see their excitement about getting married in a only a few weeks time!
Here are a few images from our fun and relaxed afternoon at Blackburn Lake in Melbourne, and a quote that captures a little of the essence of love.
‘The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.’ – Helen Keller
Here are a couple of images taken recently using a macro lens. The beauty of this lens is that you can take close up images – perfect for photographing detail.
Also, don’t forget our engagement competition is closing on the 29th of Feb. If you’re an engaged couple, you could win a free engagement photo shoot. For more information, check out this link: www.kellyanthony.com/blog/2012/01/win-an-engagement-photo-shoot/
If you know of anyone who is engaged, feel free to send them the link above!
This weekend we caught up with Kate and Andy, who introduced us to their new little son, Henry, who is 14 days old and born on New Years Eve.
Henry was a pleasure to photograph and apart from five minutes of sleepy introductions, he was very wide-eyed and alert!
We really enjoyed this shoot, it was lovely to catch up with friends, the light was soft, the colors rich, and of course, the little one was just perfect.
Here is a sneak peek …
Continuing on from our previous post about Torquay (view here), here are a couple more images from the Otway National Park region. The Otway’s have soaring Myrtle Beech and Blackwood trees with large ferns and moss covered rocks. Dotted through the area are numerous lakes, streams and waterfalls. The first image is of the 30 metre high Hopetoun falls and after a short walk down, we reached the waterfall and river where it was quite a few degrees cooler in the shade of the tall trees and ferns.
Many of these images are available to purchase as high quality enlargements, canvas and framed prints on RedBubble in our ‘Melbourne’ gallery (view here). Take a moment to browse through the galleries in our store.
I really like the sense of space and feeling of calm in this black and white image of a single tree.
Kelly Anthony Photography are offering ‘Mini Portrait Sessions’ in February!
Our mini sessions are fun photo shoots of around 20 minutes for individuals, couples and families of up to five people. This is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine while updating your family album. Sessions will be held on Saturday the 11th and 18th of February at Canterbury Gardens or a park close to your home.
For your session fee of $50, you will receive full access to your private online gallery which will showcase 10-15 edited images. Images and prints can be ordered from your online gallery. This will be ready for viewing within two weeks of your session. A range of other beautiful quality products can also be purchased through the website including enlargements and canvas prints.
A limited number of mini sessions are available for booking so to secure your booking, contact us:
Phone: 0479 025 639
Session fee is payable upon booking
*Please note that because newborns and babies (under 6 months) need extra time and special care to ensure great photos, we won’t be offering short sessions for this age group. Details for our newborn and baby session can be found on our website.
Kelly and I recently spent a few days in Torquay which is a couple of hours from Melbourne, along the coast. It was a great holiday and chance to relax, read, go to the beach, sleep in and of course take plenty of photos.
Driving back to our accommodation ‘South Beach Haven B&B (which we highly recommend due to the beautiful accommodation, lovely hosts and incredible breakfasts!), we passed this picturesque windmill which was set atop a hill and overlooking acres of farmland. We’re always looking for new places to visit with interesting and beautiful landscapes and Australia is the perfect place for that!
We knew that we had to come back to the windmill at sunset to take some photos – and despite the wait for the light to fade, and we certainly weren’t disappointed! The rich warm tones of the fading sun along with the deepening shades of purple and blue of the gathering dusk made for a beautiful backdrop for the windmill and farmland.
Here are three photos we wanted to share with you of the evening as we prepared to welcome in 2012. Happy New Year!
Rory and Natalie were married at the Church of the Good Shepherd a few weeks ago. Kel and I had a fun time documenting their beautiful wedding ceremony. Here are just a handful of images that we’re seen so far – more to come later! Hope you guys have a great Christmas and New Year! Rory & Natalie – thanks for letting us photograph your wedding!
Last weekend I took a short drive down to the coast. The weather was not so good, which meant there was limited time to take photo’s due to the rain, but it was nice to get away for a bit and relax. There were some interesting trees growing in the sand along the shoreline. At low tide could see the roots, but at high tide, they were half submerged in the water. The last photograph was taken inland – I like the sense of space and freedom the image provides.
Here is an image for you to enjoy, taken last week at the beach.