Sunday, February 28, 2010

Hidden treasures

I skipped a few days, I know.

But the next few posts will make up for it. I have many pretties that need to be posted :)

But for tonight, i'll give you this.

My hidden treasure.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Not too much to say really...

..other than i bribed Alex to stand on the road and smile tonight because camera makes me happy. And happiness is what i need.

I then lol'd at this image and asked Alex why he was smiling like that...

K: What's that smile for?

A: When you have to demand so many photos of me, my cheek buds get so sore and my smile changes on its own.

K: when does your smile go back to normal?

A: Give it time, 5 minutes or so. *Massages face*

Literally, those words came from his mouth! A seven year old! Gah.

Monday, February 22, 2010

It started like this:

Kylie stated she was in a good mood tonight, and i replied with, "well i'm not."

She then fought back with, "go bowling or something."

...To which i giggled.

Hmmm. I don't know why, but tonight I'm just not in a good mood. I think it's cause i'm caught up in reflection. Today i sat in class and all {literally all} i could think of was, "did the days used to go this slow?" "Did they really use to be like this?"

I don't know. Maybe it's just the start of the year syndrome, or the annoying hardness of the senior years of high school. I don't know, it just seems everything centered around school these days go slower.

Is it because I'm older, because things are harder, because we're not 'little' anymore?

Who knows.

I continued my bad mood slump tonight when i faced my homework of Chemistry, Maths and Biology and then continued to slump when i stubbed my toe and consequently stacked it down the stairs.

Then i remembered, last night, i woke up at around 1.30am. It was soo hot in my room. I could not go back to sleep and as i lay there i searched for a piece of paper to scribble down these:

"Nothing is ever so dark, that you cannot see anything ahead. Even in the still of night you can still see the little specks of the sun that we so beautifully call stars, you just sometimes have to look for them"

"Searching for answers when your lost is like looking for the stars in the city. They are there, they are just hard to find."

They made me feel better tonight. Don't ask me how i wrote them though, when at 2am, i can barely open my eyes. Sometimes i surprise myself.

Have a lovely night :)

I heart Faces.

This weeks theme is "Hands On Fun," and this is my entry:

I love how you can see her smile and her eyes through her hands...

Head on over to IHeartFaces for more entries :)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

I love this.

Bliss followed by...

More bliss, followed by...

Me trying to talk Kylie into a photo with sunflare. She didn't want one, but i got one :) She should listen to me more often....isn't that right Geegee?


Happy Sunday x

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Fragments {Things that make me smile}

My room is my sanctuary. There are things in it that make me smile, daily. I've decided to post a few of those things. Not all at once, as that would be a hauuuuge post, but in parts.

Part one: {For now}

My closest. Sure it's not Miley Cyrus' closet but it's filled with dresses. And that's enough for me.

The countless pictures on my wall; this one in particular. Three of my loves.

My Canon Camera, my baby. Endless smiles. The best gift i have ever, ever, ever gotten. The End.

Seeing this loverrly light every single night. Ohh sunshine.

That's it for now; have a beautiful weekend :)

Fix it Friday

Fix it friday is on at

This is my entry; the original:

And here is my contribution :)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Back tracking.

"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught in a photographed is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything."

That's what i said previously. Summed up into a quote that i would never be smart enough to create myself. That's it.

You take pictures to remember little details. So when, a year later, you open a file, you're heart skips a beat or two and you feel like crying. Because, it. all. comes. back.

That's what happened tonight, and that's why i take photos.

Was going through my albums tonight; and found that photo from New Zealand. Taken the day we arrived at our house in Queenstown. The lovely light and that fire in the background makes my heart hurt tonight. Looking at this photo i can almost feel the under floor heating, smell the soup cooking and hear the music through the speakers...

It's this photo in my mind during a double chem section that makes me feel a little better, and makes me remember the good stuff. It takes you away from the not so good stuff for a while :)

Anyway, so my word of advice tonight ladies and gentlemen?

Take way too many photos. Fill your memory card. Capture film. Because even if not now, a year later, two years or ten years later down the track, you will appreciate it. So, much.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Swims in hot {Swims in cold}

Insane, i tell you. But then am i.

Little sissy is a mermaid and will swim in hot or cold, dry or wet. I'm pretty sure if there was a pool in the snow...she'd swim there too.

Some bribed shots of Emily after a swim in this rather cool weather.

I heart Faces.

This weeks theme is, "I heart Dancing." My image is of my younger sister, dressed in her favourite tutu, out on the road showing me her best spinning and skipping. I had to be extremely quick to catch that little smile and the light dancing on her hair...

Head on over to IHeartFaces for more beautiful entries!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Love, love, love.

Happy Valentine's Day.

Some images of Ella's birthday, taken today.

Happy Birthday sweet, sweet babycakes :)

Oh where would i be without my friends?

The two girls above kind of define 'love' hence why they appear in this Valentine's post :)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Sweetes of sixteen.

Happy Birthday my dearest Ella.

In just half an hour, you are sixteen.

May all your wishes come true :)

Soak it up my darling, you're past halfway to twenty.

Love always xx

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Can't beat this kind of beauty.

For the second time this month, the sky turned the most amazing shade of pink. A really pretty type of pink. The kind that makes you stand outside and literally whisper...'wow.'

Anyway, got these shots before i put my camera down and yet again just stood there watching it, til it eventually faded away again. Pretty.

Kylie Grills - The pictures are for you. Don't stop smiling.

And then there were these...

Taken tonight. Again with the blur. I need to know how to take flash-less pictures indoors without them being underexposed and blurry!

The second one made me catch my breath the first time, i wish i could look that good in portrait!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

In the {not so late} hours of the evening...

I lie in bed, and attempt to fall to sleep.

Some nights I'll put on my iPod, and listen to something right before i go to bed and another nights I'll just lie there and just be.

But. Last night. I tried something else. I've kinda being worrying that as the days pass i'll forgot good things, things that once made me smile brightly and giggle softly and things that once mattered. Sometimes i believe life goes soooo fast that we forget the day to day things, ya know? I'm not into that. So in the quiet of a very hot night last night, i put on "The three of us" and lay there.

Breathing evenly, things began to flood back. Almost like it was literally a slideshow. Throwing petals in my old garden, sitting in class last year on soo many days, driving down the free way with the windows down with my lover, sitting in a t-shirt sipping soup on the couch in New Zealand, tripping down the stairs the first day of ski trip, laughs, colours, sounds. But most importantly to me; hugs i forgot about. Suddenly i felt the biggest urge to cry, it was so weird.

See when i do this; it's kinda a reminder to me that life ain't so bad after all. I have those memories, i've had those times. It's been good. It is good.

You think you forget things, but you really don't. If you lie there and you concerntrate the memories will flood. Things you once loved or still love, things you once smiled for will still be there, you just have to let them come :)

Good stuff.

Good night.

{Sorry if this post made no sense; I'm probably secretely insane...just a heads up.}


Half way through the week. Thank. God.

It's hot, sticky and soo gross. Hurry up now weekend.

Um so, I'm having trouble taking shots indoors without my flash. I crank the ISO but thats pretty much all i know how to do. I have a Canon 400D, and i'm still trying to get my head around the settings. Whenever i try, my pictures aren't sharp like i want them and are so underexposed. Anyone got tips to help me out?

Anyway, bribed Alex these...and some more...overall? I'm pretty happy with them.

Enjoy :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Have you ever tried...

I heart Faces.

This weeks theme: I heart Kisses.

Photo is of Georgie and Emily, two sisters...They are too cute. Taken just a week or two ago. How can you not love sibling kisses!?

Head on over to IHEARTFACES for more entries.

Monday, February 8, 2010

My life on paper.

Sometimes I try to write songs.

I'll sit at the piano, and write and write. Most of the songs never make sense, just a lot of mumbo jumbo. I'll write endless verses and chorus' but they never have a start, middle and end. Always just sections.

So tonight i found a song. It's what i want to say, in a song, written by my lover.

I feel like I'm
A million miles away
From myself
More and more these days
I've been down
So many open roads
But they never lead me home
And now i just don't know
Who i really am
How it's gonna be
Is there something that I can't see
I just wanna understand

Maybe I will never be
Who I was before

Maybe I don't know her anymore

Maybe who I am today

Ain't so far from yesterday

Can I find a way to be

Every part of me

So I'll try
Try to sort things out
And find myself
Get my feet back on the ground
It'll take time
But I know I'll be alright
Cuz nothing much has changed
On the inside
It's hard to figure out
How it's gonna be
Cuz I don't really know now
I wanna understand

Read those lyrics. Don't just skim....actually read. It's what i have wanted to say in words but couldn't.

Ahhhh. And it wouldn't be a post without a picture. Taken a few days ago. A fallen flower, just laying there on the path :)

Sunday, February 7, 2010


I would post an image that i took yesterday or today but I havent had the time to do so. Plus, i feel like i am getting my brothers cold. Scratchy throat, blocked nose -__- Great.

Until I'm feeling better....

An image of Rosie and her rings :)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Gone too soon.

Tonight's photos are for Ava Rosemeyer. I did another SuperPrincess shoot, but this time used my other sister, Sophie.

Although i never knew Ava, some how she has taught me a lot. To cherish, and love and to be grateful for the ordinary.

But these are not just for Ava, but for each and every child who like her, is gone to soon. For each and every family out there {from the bottom of my heart} who has lost somebody.

For my own mother, who was seven when she watched her brother die, and only is it now that i realize just how horrible that would have been.

I cannot convey much of what i want to say, so I'll leave you with this:

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Burn for you.

Soo as i was attempting maths homework tonight, "Burn for you" was playing in the background. And as always today, i got distracted, and scribbled down the lyrics. Now just messing with the colours and all that...ahh...

Those lyrics are so divine.

Dedicated to Amelia Jane Fahey, internally and externally gorgeous. My drama babe.

I love you, darling girl :)

To anyone else who hasnt heard it..."Burn for you" - John Farnham. Good ol' song.


I am so sleep deprived.

Night mares are a constant these days, and it's driving me up the wall.

Not like those ones you forget, but more like those ones that you think about all day.

Anyway, to tonight's image...another from the SuperPrincess shoot.

Loverrrly light.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Life through a lens. {Is a beautiful thing}

Ahhh last night we were standing under pink skies, on the road and graced with sun...'s hazy, dreary and thundery.

Perfect weather to write one of my 'musings.'

I take pictures to remember, to not let the days pass from one to another and fade into a hurried blur. I take pictures to look back on in a year or so and think, “hey yeah, that was February second, when it was cold and rainy and I was attempting Chemistry..and failed” I take photos to remember everything, to capture everything and not let things slide. {I'm a very sentimental person, if you haven't realized...}

Take the pictures of Emily for example. I dressed her up like that for two purposes, one for Ava, and two; for her. For her to look back, in the years to come, and remember me taking the time to brush her hair and finally allow her to wear my beloved 'ballet costume' so we could take some photos together. So she can show her kids the beauty of the sun flare, and so she and my parents can remember Emily at age 10. Her eyes, her nose and her hair. Everything, because, everyday, everything changes. Capture it while you can, capture the ordinary, because years later, it won't be the ordinary.

In the end, what makes up your life is memories. What you did, who you were with and how you did it. Capture to remember, to cherish, and to love.

Monday, February 1, 2010

I heart Faces.

This weeks theme, "Places I love."

My photograph was snapped in Fiji, just before sunset. The place screams 'serenity' and is instantly calming. Definitely a place i love :)

Head over to I heart faces for more entries!


I know I posted that beautful post before but at exactly 8.25pm tonight, outside caught my eye...

The sky was lit up. It was pink. A beauty full pink. I couldn't believe it.

I snatched my camera and made a bee line for the back door. As i stood out there, camera in hand, i literally whispered to myself repeatedly, "it's pink, the sky is actually pink." I shot 20 shots before i turned around to go inside. When i looked back over my shoulder, the beauty of the sky was gone.

See today is the first day of February, meaning in five days it marks the third year Sheye Rosemeyer and her family have been without their Ava. Naturally being a beautiful young girl, her favourite colour was pink. And to see the sky tonight, lit up for only five minutes or so, truly made me think, no it actully made me believe, that there is a heaven, a place were we go after we die.

Out of all the nights in the year. Tonight, the first of February the sky was a glorious Pink. And it only lasted moments before the wind took over and darkness followed. I captured it. I have it here, and it's beauty full.

Sheye has been my inspiration into photography, and naturally i owe a lot of credit to her for all my ideas and even the type of camera i purchased. I'm sending my love to her family this month...

Enjoy the beauty full sky :)

All sweetness and light.

Emily, emily, emily.

I bribed her into putting on my old tutu so i could get some world famous "on the street, in the sunlight dancing shots." She did it.

And they are glorious. 250 shots later, and i literally cannot choose my favourite...there are so many...

PS. Current song obsession for taking photos - Everybody by Ingrid Michaelson :) Give it a listen!