Nouvelles de Studio: We are going country!

I am so excited to finally be able to announce that my family will be moving to our dream farm in 8 weeks time.  I have been fantasising about this for over 20 years and actively looking for the right property for the last 7 years.  A few weeks ago we secured 5 beautiful acres in the picturesque village of Arcadia, an area just north of Sydney which has a beautiful sense of community and old fashioned country charm.  We feel very blessed to already be part of this community with our son attending school in the area and can not wait to be living in such an unspoiled hamlet.

While I’m very excited about building a barn, creating stunning gardens like the ones my grandparents had and growing my own organic vegetables I am most excited about building a gorgeous cottage photography studio that would make Anne Shirley from Green Gables envious.  It really will be a dream come true!

In the mean time it is business as usual.  I will still be travelling all over Sydney, Bowral, The Blue Mountains and The Hunter Valley for family portraits and weddings.  But later in 2013 my clients will have the opportunity to visit the studio for meetings, ordering appointments and of course for photos inside the natural light studio.  There might even be a few furry friends to visit while they are there!

I can’t wait to share all the progress photos and of course start planing the grand studio opening sometime in 2013.  I hope to see you there!

Portrait photographers Sydney: Beautiful Moments Photography is relocating to Arcadia NSW in December 2012. Sydney portrait photographers, child photographers sydney

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Souvenirs: Introducing FilmBook

I am so excited to be able to share this with everyone today.  For the last 5 months I have been working with the wonderful team at Moving Presentations who have created the world’s first FilmBook(TM) iPad application. The inaugural FilmBook(TM) on the Apple Store features my photos of Niki and Brendan‘s wedding with the stirring cinematography from Moving Presentations captured at Summerlees Guest House in Sutton Forest. If you’ve never heard of Moving Presentations you are really in for a treat, their cinematography is second to none and I’m in awe of their skill and talent.

I wasn’t entirely sure what this project was going to be about, I get a lot of requests for my images and I am very picky about where I allow them to be featured, but I jumped at the chance to be involved when I heard what Bella and Mark had in mind. FilmBook(TM) is a brilliant and innovative product that I personally believe will revolutionise the way couples use their wedding images and movies.  This product isn’t about replacing a wedding album or replacing a wedding film,  FilmBookTM) is the missing link between the photographer’s and the cinematographer’s work.

In the past photographers and cinematographers have worked separately and have often been worlds apart in styles and ideas, sometimes creating two totally different concepts of the one day that don’t necessarily give the bride and groom a cohesive record of their wedding.  I am excited to be working alongside the team at Moving Presentations to create a final product for our clients instead of only being focus on what I need to create.  FilmBook(TM) blends the very best of my imagery with Moving Presentations’s artistry creating the most beautiful companion product that unifies all the emotions, all the details and all of the moments perfectly.

When I photograph a wedding my main goal is to capture the emotion, how these two people feel about each other, how the father of the bride felt when he kissed his little girl goodbye or the joy on a grandmother’s face at seeing her grandson marry the woman of his dreams.  What FilmBook(TM) does so brilliantly is take those photographic moments and combines them with music, speech and film creating an emotive work of art that can be shared with friends and family anywhere in the world.

I honestly believe this product is going to be the next hot item for all brides and grooms and I’m so honoured to have been a part of it’s journey from conception to reality.  I’m also really excited to be one of only a small handful of partnered photographers who have been selected to work with Moving Presentations to supply the images for future Brides and Grooms who are wanting to invest in a FilmBook of their own wedding day.

You can download and view the entire app here I’m positive you will love it!  If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about FilmBook(TM) please get in touch with Bella at Moving Presentations.

Filmbook the world’s first interactive iPad app for wedding couples with video from Moving Presentations and Photography from Beautiful Moments Photography.




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