Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Trophy


Love


This is a photo I took last year, but on Monday night it won best print in B Grade at the photography Society I am a member of. It was totally unexpected, and very exciting! I even got a trophy!!
The judge for the night was Bruce Postle - The image Maker - you can see some of his amazing work here. 

Two other of my photos came 2nd and 3rd in another category - but I didn't get a trophy for those :)



Pop on over here to see lots of other great wordless wednesday photos

Monday, 5 November 2012

Photography


So, for a long time I have been increasingly passionate about photography. I would love to have it as more than a hobby, but fear has been getting in my way. I question constantly if I am good enough, even though I have received Honours in photography competitions, and received plenty of compliments. 

So I have decided to play a game of 'chicken' with my fear of failure, and just jump in and give it a go. If it doesn't work out, or if I decide it isn't for me, then at least I have tried, and won't live with the uncertainty of not knowing. 

Today I built myself a website. Not complete yet by any means, but I am going to stop my perfectionism from getting in the way and let you know now that it is there. If I wait for it to be perfect, it may never happen!! If you want to go and have a look, you can find it here . 

I was lucky enough recently to have some wonderful opportunities to do some photography. The first was to take a profile picture of the gorgeous Emma from Frog, Goose and Bear, you can find my picture over at Kidspot. Then I had the opportunity to photograph the Zimele Walkathon, and some of my photographs are on their facebook page.  Finally, last week I had the opportunity to take photos of the gorgeous Sophia, and lots of the photos are soon to be hosted on my new Website

And if you like what you see, and are in Melbourne looking for a photographer, feel free to get in touch! 

x Sannnah

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Rose


















apologies for being a bit repetitive today, I am in a flower mood. I love that by changing things like contrast and saturation you can make something change so much. Which is your favourite?
We are off to the beach today - have a happy wordless wednesday!
Linking up here, here and here


Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Wordless Wednesday











This isn't my best photo, but just a snapshot of a moment in time. A snapshot of a time when I felt good as a mum, because I let my children take control. 
They made their own pizzas. 
There was mess, there was chaos, and most  importantly there was fun. 

I really enjoy taking a picture which is pretty ordinary and playing with it, to try and make it better. 
I love that by creating different effects, and cropping a picture, you can give it a completely different feel. 
I could do this all day. 
If it wasn't for children, and washing, and tidying, and cleaning, and studying, and sleeping. 
In other words, I have barely any time for this at all. But I love doing it. 

Linking up with wordless wednesday here, here and here

Friday, 24 August 2012

Penguin Party!

A few weeks ago we held a Penguin Party for the Rocket who was turning 8.

It was held 2 days before I had a Law assignment due. My week leading up to it was a surreal mix of reading murky contracts Law and trying to bake an iceberg. It almost blew my brain, but somehow we got through. Just.

I was very tempted to put it off, but I knew if I didn't do it straight away it may just not eventuate. And my good friend Emma's passion for parties helped me realise that it was important. Parties can be so memorable and magical for children, and I know I have a small window left before the Rocket decides he is too old and too cool for a homemade party like this.

I got lots of inspiration from Pinterest and from Emma's blog, and links to other parties from her blog. I highly recommend checking it all out if you are planning a party :)

Here is small selection of the food and activities at Rocket's Penguin Party.

Fairy Penguin Bread

Bottled water relabelled as 'Melted Icebergs'

Grissini sticks dipped in melted white chocolate and rolled in blue and green sprinkles as 'Penguin Poles'.
I have no idea what a Penguin Pole is, it just sounded right on the day. 

My pretty lame attempt at an arctic snow scene, with blue jelly as water.
Luckily my 8 year old said it was exactly what he was hoping for.
He added the decorations of Penguins :)

The first game set up to play when people arrived was to make a structure out of marshmallows and jubes,
Prizes were awarded at the end of party for most creative/aesthetic and biggest.
The kids loved it, and surprisingly didn't eat all the lollies, even though they were allowed to if they wanted to!
It was a great activity to ease them into the party, and no one was left hanging around not knowing what to do. Definitely a hit, and something I would definitely do again at any party.

We played musical icebergs (cushions wrapped in white pillow cases).
This was such a hit we played it twice.

Pin the fish on the penguins mouth, aka 'Feed the Penguin'. 

I managed to find some dolphin lollies and put them in individual cups with light blue Jelly.
Definitely a hit.

The kids favourite thing overall was the cocktail frankfurts, renamed as 'Octopus'.
They thought they were brilliant!
To make them, all you do is slice the bottom half of the frankfurt into 6 (you can do 8, but the legs are a little skinny and can break), then cook as normal. They curl up very quickly as they start cooking. 
We also had air popped popcorn in individual bowls labelled 'snow flurries', marshmallows as 'icebergs', blue iced cupcakes with a drizzle of white chocolate as 'snow-capped mountains', the left over melted white chocolate from the penguin poles (Grissini wands) into small easter egg moulds as 'penguin eggs', and some shop bought chocolate rocks as 'nesting rocks'.

Linking up for a party post here!


Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Friday, 29 June 2012

Rainy Days



Got very muddy
I hate it when I mostly write a post, then something happens and I don't finish it for a while, then it seems too late to post. Happens way too frequently here at the moment, so I am going to post this one anyway. I started it about 2 weeks ago....

It has been cold and wet here for far too long here. Finally yesterday afternoon the sun came out to play and it lifted my heart.

But how do you make the most of rainy days? Maxabella wrote a great post here about how she feels about cold rainy days, and I couldn't agree more. However, my family isn't like that (wanting to snuggle up inside), and they like to get out, which often means that I have to get out too. As much as I would prefer to curl up inside on cold rainy days, I often feel quite exhilarated when I make the effort to get out. So, I thought I would share a bit about my long weekend...





We went for a walk near the river on a foggy morning



Fairfield boathouse, where more sensible families are cosily having breakfast :)


Even the spiders are wet and cold

We went to the zoo on a grey morning, and avoided the crowds.



Jumped in Puddles


Got very muddy

'washed' hands with wet grass



Had lots of fun :)