Brisbane Portrait Photographer

31,536,000 Seconds

We all know that for every year there are 365 days. And for each day 24 hours and for each hour 60 minutes and for each minute 60 seconds.

Knowing this, it's sometimes hard to believe that the click of a shutter which creates a photo and captures our lives, takes only a split-second. Looking through these photos it amazes me to see how many split-seconds of happiness took place in the lives of those I photographed in 2014. How many split-second moments make up an entire day and how many split-second moments make up an entire year.

Every year seems to go so fast, it's easy to lose sight of how much has really taken place. And yet, so much does take place.

This lovely note I received from Sam and Leanne, who got married in a cloud, reminds me of how valuable a second can be.

"Words will never be enough to thank you for your amazing photos of our wonderful wedding day! We had the most wonderful day and I am so happy that we have your beautiful photos to remind us of that time for the rest of our lives! Thank you , thank you, thank you!"

Chefs

Back in the days when I was at Uni studying photography, I used to date a chef. Many of my photos were of him in the kitchen or hanging with his colleagues during breaks.

We rarely see chefs when we eat out. We're there for the food and the company. We don't see the gritty, fast-paced kitchen where a team of people rush around madly to produce our food. We don't see the confined space they manage to manoeuvre past each other in or feel the heat and sweat that comes from working in close proximity to ovens and gas burners.

Every now and then we see a chef or two escaping the pressure of the kitchen. Distinguished not only by their uniform but also by an air of fatigue. They seek out a quiet location and take some time slow down and detach from the adrenalin rush that has accompanied them for the last hour or more. They languish. They smoke. They enjoy a few peaceful moments together before heading back to the engine room.

Skye, Keelan, Pepper and Ned

Skye and Keelan wanted an Engagement Shoot which provided a photographic memory of their actual engagement. So we started off on a nice bridge, added a bike along with their beloved dogs, Pepper and Ned. (Somehow Keelan managed to convince Skye to partake on a particularly long ride before he popped the question, I'm told she has hardly ridden her bike since).  

The plan was to then head off to a favourite location of mine where the dogs could run free and I could capture lovely sun filled photos amongst expansive paddocks.

Instead, it decided to rain.

Not just a little afternoon sprinkle either but one of those lovely little storms more typical to spring than autumn. It took us by surprise, and with only one umbrella to share, Keelan did the gentlemanly thing and waited out the rain uncovered. To their credit Skye and Keelan toughed it out and we continued on to our destination for the final part of the shoot. Perhaps Skye intuitively knew it would rain and wore red which worked perfectly against the backdrop of brooding clouds. So ultimately it all worked out well.

I'm told there was some seriously tired doggies and a Keelan in the car on the way home though. Keelan, being a mad bike rider, had already been for an early morning ride. My hat goes off to him!