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Don’t make me laugh..

If you know my style, you know I simply love the drama and mood that I can capture and create with a formal portrait image.  At a wedding, which is such a special event in the lives of two families.. these beautiful portraits can show off your inner beauty and with my magic touch they can become timeless pieces of art.. but just secretly I love the candid moments of joy and laughter too! Each wedding is a day of celebration, of happiness, of love, sometimes tears and always laughter.. the dramatic formal shots say one thing but these precious candid moments say another…When you look back at them flicking through pages of an album … we remember… we smile … we laugh. Hope your weekend is filled with unexpected pleasures, joy and laughter. Until next time, Kira

A little magic..

There’s a camera in my hand and a scene unfolds before me … I can’t let that moment pass.. I click. The image is beautiful and raw… My mind wanders … I see past what was and feel the emotion that was there. As an artist .. it’s my interpretation of that scene that inspires me.. a little magic with some modern paintbrushes and a work of art unfolds..this is what i saw…  I thought I might share some of my magician’s secrets with you … Enjoy! ~  ~ ~ ~ ~ Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen. Wolfgang Von Goethe Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice. Charles de Lint Until next time… Kira. xxx 

Make sure you tell them. You love them. Make sure they know.

I think there must be a million different ways to tell your loved ones that you are there for them, that you remember – that you care. Unfortunately, in our busy life we often find ourselves saying “I must, must call my parents”; “I really should visit grandpa”. Then life gets in the way … a week maybe a month passes and again we are saying “I must, must call my parents”; “I really should visit grandpa”. Life gets in the way. There’s not enough time. We are too – busy. A year ago, I travelled to Europe to visit with my family. They are all living over there and I miss them terribly. Of course – my camera travelled with me. I can’t help it! As I spent some precious time with them all, I captured some beautiful moments – memories of all of the generations together – I wanted us all to have these precious moments recorded. Guess what.. A year has passed and I had not started touching those photos, sorting them, resizing them so I can send them to my family. My family are all waiting patiently, hoping they might see them. Hoping it won’t be too late. Life, of course, has gotten in the way. There’s not been enough time. I’ve been too – busy. We make time for work, we make time for bills. Imagine if we made just a little bit of real time for the people we cared about – a few hours – spending an afternoon together. So they can have their grandchildren on their lap, holding them. How about a picnic together? Driving them to a local park close by or just simply visiting with them for a couple of hours … making an effort. Events have happened recently that have really made me realise this. Today I made some time. I have started on the photos of my family this morning and I will send them to my family this week. I promise you that. You can check if I keep my word – I’ll post a few photos maybe sometime in a couple of weeks. Imagine how your grandparents might feel if, at Christmas time you could present them with a beautiful portrait of your whole family together, where they are laughing and hugging their kids and grandkids…I know how much it will mean to my family. How much would it mean to yours? We all need to make sure we do that. Not only for them, but maybe even more importantly – for us so we do have those precious memories of our parents and grandparents, reminding us of what is important in life. I feel very strongly about this. So strongly that if you would like to have some photos taken with us to give to your family for Christmas, I would like to offer a special price to all of you. For sittings scheduled for the 15th October to the 15th November, for $75.00 we can – do a pre shoot styling session to discuss what you’ll wear and the style of photos you’d like taken as well as where you might like to have the photos displayed in your home (in person or over the phone) – do the shoot at the killara studio grounds – have a viewing session of the images – give you a free desk sized mounted print – and 20% off any additional products. Please don’t postpone capturing these moments any longer, don’t let it be too late. If not with us – do it with your local photographer, or a photographer you’ve always wanted to go to. Make the time. Don’t let your busy life get in the way again. All my love,Kira.

Love is:

Bashful  Beautiful. Joyful. Knowing. Butterflies. Snuggly. Intimate. Love is: Michelle and Andrew. Love is: Love. Photos were taken on the grounds of our studio. To see Michelle and Andrew’s full pre-wedding shoot click here. Would you like to see something very special we did with Michelle and Andrew? Its called Fusion Video – it is the love in the gaps between each moment. Click here . I’d love to hear your thoughts. Until next time, Kira