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Chase – Newborn and Family Portrait Photography, Melbourne

Yesterday, Anthony and I had the privilege of photographing Wes, Heidi and their newborn, son Chase (11 days old) along with Archie, his big brother.

Chase was wide-eyed and alert, perfectly tiny and just gorgeous. Our first newborn baby shoot for the year, Wes and Heidi were gracious and incredibly patient as we rearranged cushions, blankets and beanies.

Meeting Chase, who is only just encountering the world and beginning his journey of life, helped me reflect on what a precious gift it is.

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.”
- Mother Teresa

Newborn Baby and Family Portrait Photography Melbourne

Newborn Baby and Family Portrait Photography Melbourne

Newborn Baby and Family Portrait Photography Melbourne

Newborn Baby and Family Portrait Photography Melbourne

Newborn Baby and Family Portrait Photography Melbourne

One (1) photo a day, Cambodia, Kelly and Anthony Rae Photography, Day 5

As volunteers in Cambodia one of the things we love doing is going out for breakfast or brunch on the weekends. We have a few favourite spots that have a great cooked breakfast or coffee that we frequent regularly but we also love discovering new places.

Today’s photo is of Kelly holding her cup of coffee. We went to Le Jardin and had breakfast with two of our friends.

Interesting breakfast related facts:
Sliced bread first appeared in Britain in 1930 under the Wonderbread label.
Studies show that children who eat a good breakfast do better in school than children who do not.
Children who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight.
The word “breakfast” literally means to break fast.

One photo a day - day 5

The rest of the one photo a day series can be found here:

One (1) photo a day Cambodia, Kelly and Anthony Rae Photography – Day 1

In order to improve my photography and challenge myself, I am attempting to do a-photo-a-day for the month of February. Lots of people start these things – often for a year, but never finish. I figure a month (the shortest month at that) would be a more achievable goal to set.

There are 28 days in February this year, so it means 28 photos. The photos posted in this series will be of a general interest nature – no theme yet, but all based in Camboda and reflecting on life here as a volunteer.

So here is the photo for day 1, 1st of February 2011. This is a picture of the ‘Cambodian Daily’ one of the two main English newspapers in Cambodia. It often contains articles from other newswires so it has a lot of international news, but also publishes local news as well. I thought it a fitting picture to start of this daily photo series.

A photo a day in Cambodia, Day 1

The rest of the one photo a day series can be found here:

Kampot, Cambodia – Travel Photography

From a recent trip to Kampot. A couple are of the old buildings in the town and the rest are of people fishing from the river.

Orussei Market in Black and White, Travel Photography, Cambodia

Eight images from around the Orussei Market in Black and White. All shot with a Nikon D700 & 50mm f1.4 lens combo:

Oudong, Phnom Penh Cambodia – Travel Photography

40kms north of Phnom Penh is a town called Oudong. During 1618 to 1866, Oudong was the capital of Cambodia until it was abandoned by King Norodom who moved the capital to Phnom Penh. It was heavily bombed by Americans during the Vietnam War  and a site of intense fighting in 1977 between Khmer Rouge forces and Lon Nol forces.

It’s a good day trip out of Phnom Penh and takes about 1.5 hours in a tuk tuk.

Angkor Wat – Series of 5

Finally after about seven months of living in Cambodia, we took a long weekend trip up to Siem Reap to visit the Angkor Wat temple complex. I’ve edited down the many hundreds of photos to what I think are the top 5 images from the trip. There are many, many more images that I would have loved to include, but then I would have too many images! Angkor Wat is a place for photographers as there are opportunities for amazing photos everywhere.

There is one image from Angkor Wat, three images from Ta Prohm and one from Bayon. These are the main three temples to visit at Angkor Wat. I did visit a few smaller temples and they were just as impressive in their structure and with the trees and undergrowth intertwined with the stone.

The set of 5 images are available as framed prints, canvas art from our redbubble store. They would make a great feature on your wall at home.

Cambodia and Vietnam Calendars

We have put together one calendar with photos capturing the colour and life of Cambodia and another of Vietnam, which can be purchased here at these two links:

50% of profits from each calendar will be donated to work by TEAR Australia and Task in the area of Community and Sanitation Development, in the Mean Chey District:

They make the perfect Christmas presents for family and friends.

Exploring Vietnam

Playing at the Olympic Stadium

Q: How many people can you fit in a Toyota Camry ?

A: 14

Toyota Camry - Anthony and Kelly Rae Photography - Cambodia