Welcome to the blog of Graphite Photography! My passion is beauty - natural, created, imaginative.
I enhance, capture, nurture.
Follow my blogs as I share with you my progress into the wide world of photography, make up and tanning.


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Playground Pirates

Last week I shot this little cutie and her parents. As with all young children she only wanted to play where she felt was neccessary and didn't want to look at me and smile on cue. Oh my, but when Granny came... the smiles came out and they were brilliant!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Family Fun In The Sun

Just had an awesome family shoot down at the beach. What a photogenic family they were! And so into it, LOVE IT! Both young teenagers were very relaxed in front of the camera and we got some great shots.
OMG - cutest puppy Daisy! 4 months old spaniel cross, she got very cold after her swim poor thing.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Handsome Edge

Today was my first male fantasy shoot. Have no real idea of what the theme/purpose of this creation is, it just appeared in my brain one day. My model was very patient and willing for me to glue rhinestones all down his face. Loving some males are interested in having a go at something a bit different!
Pleasure to work with!

Park Pretties

This shoot was for some nice pics for her children. I think we succeeded. Chelsea the dog is 12y/o and such a sweetie. She knew exactly what was going on and wasn't impressed her afternoon walk consisted on constantly sitting for the camera!
Very friendly and caring lady, I hope you like your images!

Cupcake Bandit

This little cutie was wonderful yesterday. She's a goer that didn't want to sit still for a second until she was given a yummy pink cupcake! Full of smiles, she is gorgeous! Poor little darling took a tumble which brought our shoot to a close prematurely but many cute pics indeed!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Summer Daze

Today I unveiled Summer! It was a very trying experiment... but worth the effort in the end. The hardest of the four concepts to work with, Summer turned out to be fun and challenging. Great work by my model who has only been at it for a year and yet was posing better than some I've seen who've been in the game for years.
Left with a house full of sand and a billion great images to narrow down, it has been a great day at the beach ;) Can't wait to see the finals for this one!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Spring Carnivale

Saturday saw out the next installment of my seasons shoots. Spring was upon me. Very impressed, my 'model patient', if you don't mind the pun, was very willing to be glued and prodded all day. Extremely patient with me and the flowers alike.
Beautiful eyes, can't wait for the finished product and to materialize the remaining two seasons! :)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

River Romance

Saturday I met a worldly, young couple down on the river banks. A once in a lifetime pairing of two countries who are settling in a third.
They have not been in our beautiful country long but one thing I can see for sure is they will make the most of their life together. Starting out young and in love, half way around the world away from their family and friends I have no doubt they will prosper.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

*Winter Wonderland*

Last Saturday was my chance to get out and shoot something that I wanted to create for myself. The first of my seasons themed shoots, Winter, took me by surprise.
I was able to put my make up skills to the limit and I think I impressed myself. I felt so rewarded once I had actually achieved the images I had thrown around in my head for the past couple of weeks or even months.
Schanae was a trooper and sat through two and a half hours of make up and hair for a 20min photo shoot and still managed to blow me away. She needed no direction at all and really played the part well. What a fantastic model.
Definitely cannot wait to bring on the remaining seasons and attempt all the other ideas I have. Finally I think I have found where I want to head with this endeavour of mine I call my life.
Can't wait to see the full retouched pics!
Til next time x

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Roses Eternal

Last weekend I did a shoot for an old work colleague I hadn't seen in a few years. Congratulations to her and her partner on finding their soul mates so young. The cutest couple ever, entwined with their matching tattoos. Their are lots of beautiful photos from this shoot, including her family snaps. Effort to the boys for not stressing too much on the impending start of the footy!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Pier Perfect

Last week I had the pleasure of shooting this cute couple at the woody point pier. The rain held off and the sun peeked out every few minutes.
I sense they withhold some cheeky personalities under their quiet personas!
Some nice pics for their future family album...

Monday, August 1, 2011

Theatre Passion

This lovely lady invited me into her home over the weekend to shoot some head shots for her. Finally she has found the courage and time to pursue her lifelong passion in the theatre business once again. Thank you for sharing your art pieces and possum stories with me! Congratulations on following your dreams.   

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Corporate Shots

Yesterday was the first time in a long time I have taken some business head shots. All the skills I learnt during my time as a school photographer were finally put into practise.
A very quick and easy shoot, gotta love only having to take half of my equipment with me!
Even a hot chocolate provided upon arrival - Thank you kind sir!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

First Maternity Shoot!

Experienced my first maternity shoot on the weekend and I think I have found a new love. Couldn't have had a better couple to share it with. So funny and down to earth this expectant couple couldn't be more excited and anxious to welcome their new baby. After thoroughly perusing the Internet they had some great shot ideas that worked out terrific and I cannot take the cake for them!
Fantastic photographs - can't wait to photograph the little boy or girl when they arrive into their special family.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Family pics at the Lighthouse

I have lived a half an hour away my whole life and have never been to the Beacon Lighthouse Reserve at Point Cartwright! What a beautiful place! Great place to take family photos for your mum's birthday. And that's exactly what these guys did. What a bubbly bunch. Some very unique photos and a little sunburn!

Bush Boys

Yesterday morning was spent shooting the most good looking / natured family. We went bush walking at Albany Creek. The boys, starting out their modelling careers did a wonderful job. They knew exactly what they wanted and weren't afraid to try things out. I have to say there are a lot of great photos from this shoot. I have never seen anyone get changed as fast and as many times as they did in a period of about two hours! Well done!
I wish you both the best in your careers and with your ambition I have absolutely no doubt you'll make it to the big time.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

A long day.. But very fun!

Four different models, four different looks and a creative make - up artist!
Very pleased to say all went well and cant wait to start editing all the images. Thanks so much to Sarah a wonderful make-up and hair stylist, you did a magnificent job. Your work speaks for itself you are very talented.
Big thanks to all the models who took part in todays shoots. you all did a great job. Especially the ones who were modelling like this for the first time.
After three cancelled attempts to do this shoot I am so happy it all worked out in the end.
Portfolio will be updated once all the images are done.. hope they will intrigue you all and wonder at the possibilities of Graphite Photography. Your imagination is the limit. i am now utterly exhausted and ready for a long sleep!
Until next time...