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so long and thanks for all the fish {2012}


I should preface this post with I am a monstrous geek. Absolute. Total. Utter. Geek. And in thinking about the year that was 2012, a Douglas Adams quote from Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy popped into my head:

“The Guide says there is an art to flying”, said Ford, “or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning
how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”- Douglas Adams

2012 was a year of a lot of throwing myself at the ground for lack of a better word, and I won’t lie, it’s left me a little battered and bruised, but 2012, you were a year of personal growth, more than any other. I’ve been lax on blogging, because sometimes growth is hard to quantify, but I have to say thank you so much to each and every one of my wonderful couples. I am beyond fortunate to get the couples that I do, you are all so much a part of my family that I cannot imagine the year that was without you all.

I feel like I tinker in my own little world most of the time and one of my tinkerings this year came in the form of my album templates, that have been so lovingly supported by the photography community, I am so thankful that I can give back to the community and help in some little way.

Thank you all for your support, your hugs, your friendship, your openness, and of course letting me into your lives.

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Goodbye 2011 {Hello 2012}


As I get older the years seem to fly by at increasing speeds. I don’t know whether that’s just a part of growing older or a part of starting a small business, but whatever it is, I’d prefer them to slow down just a little bit. If this is the pace at which they’re going now, I shudder to think of the blur they will be in a five or even ten years time. I’m the type of person that just looks to what’s next, that I rarely stop to look at all the things that have happened.This combined with the speediness of the past year and I don’t feel like I’ve had a chance to reflect on all that has happened. That’s actually one of my 2012 New Year’s resolutions, to stop, enjoy and reflect on everything that’s happening.

It wasn’t until I sat down at my computer looking through the images from the last year that I was struck by an overwhelming sense of warmth. To be surrounded by so many amazing couples, such wonderful friends & family and so much love on a weekly basis… I didn’t realise how amazingly fortunate I was and I’m so grateful to have gotten to know each and every one of you in the last year and I’m so excited for the amazingness that 2012 will bring.

The images below are a collection of images that represent the warmth of 2011 and tell the story of the year that was. Thank you all for your love, your support and your friendship.

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Nick + Len = HELLO!


I’ve been walking past a particularly dark and a wee bit depressing corner of our apartment building marveling at the amazing portraits you could do under the hideous fluorescent light, and I’m sure Nick thought the same thing when I dragged him out of the house at 11pm a few nights ago in the freezing cold to take some photos. In between me yelling at him to “look less cold” and trying not to shiver too much myself we ended up with exactly what I had pictured in my mind every time I’d walked past this little spot and even Nick’s now using it on his own website, HERE (just click “turn out the lights” and you’ll see the marvelousness).

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P.S. I just realised that we’re pretty much wearing matching clothes… it was unintentional, I promise.


CASS {A LITTLE BIT OF FILM}


I finally had a chance to process a few rolls of film from the last couple months, and I just had to share these as soon as possible. I love, love, love shooting film and I can’t wait to more fully integrate it into my wedding work. I hope you enjoy them. :)

xx Len

 

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Echuca Wedding Photographer, Melbourne Wedding Photographer, Hasselblad 500cm Wedding, Fuji 400H


CASS {A PORTRAIT}


The light in Echuca was just awesome, glorious even. I think I could have sat in that field all day, and just taken it in. The sound, the smell, it’s not something that I will soon forget.

With Marlene, her grandmother’s name, tattooed on her arm and wearing the dress that her grandmother was married in, Cass made a stunning subject.

Thank you, Cass, for running through tall grass and being so amazing. Thank you to everyone else who was there and thank you Echuca for that glorious light!