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Maternity Sessions: By Warnock Imagery Perth Wedding Photography

To most expecting mums pregnancy is a pretty special time.  A time which mum and baby create there first bonds, usually bond that only the teenage years can stretch.  Its also a time that most mum's are also thankful to see the end of when the end does finally come.  Being a dad in a young family I can remember this time and trying to be part of it where I could.  The one thing we did to try to capture the time was take photos, lots and lots of photographs.  Being photographers we had some nice ideas for these images and where able to share them with family, it is because of these images Natalie & I have decided to start offering our own Maternity Sessions.

For our Maternity Sessions we have teamed up with Make Up artist Jana-maree, from Jana-Maree makeup http://www.janamareemakeup.com.au and are offering a great package that involves the expectant  mum being pampered having her hair & make-up done followed by a 1 hour portrait session that can also involve the dad to be and any soon to be big brothers or sisters.

Its a great opportunity and one that Kara, Carl and little Milo loved.  We took great care to include Milo and because of that feel we got some very precious images and was so much fun to do.

So if you or someone you know is interested in a Maternity drop us a line.

Gear Used: Nikon D700 & D300; Nikon 24-70mm F2.8; Nikon 70-200 F2.8; Edited in Aperture

Maternity Sessions By Perth Wedding Photographer Warnock I magery
Maternity Sessions By Perth Wedding Photographer Warnock Imagery
Maternity Sessions By Perth Wedding Photographer Warnock Imagery

Networking... Still the Most Important Tool To A Photographer

So many  things have changed over the last 10 years in Photography.  Film has almost completely disappeared, a computer has replaced the darkrooms, video cameras and SRL's have merged and phones are becoming many peoples choice for point and shoot cameras.  But like any business the one then that has not changed is networking. As a wedding photographer I actually do care about our clients.  I want them to get fantastic service and have a wonderful day. That is why on our websites affiliates page we only have service providers who we have worked with and have impressed us.  And one that really impresses us is a make-up artist, Jana-Maree.  Towards the end of last year I was asked by a work colleague to help his cousin who is a make-up artist wanting to do a shoot but had just lost her photographer.  Being one to jump at the chance to help someone and hopefully met new contacts I was very eager to help out.  I can tell you I am so glad I did.

Jana-Maree is a young make-up artist that is truly fantastic at what she does.  It was a great opertunity to work with her and soon Jana-Maree &  Warnock Imagery will be launching a new Maternity session that gives the mum to be a professional make-up and a portrait sitting.   I am also lucky to have a few more model shoots in the pipe line with Jana-Maree,  so we will be seeing more of her work.

If you are getting married or just need the services of a make-up artist for what ever reason please do yourself a favor and get in contact with Jana-Maree, http://www.janamareemakeup.com.au.

Gear Used: Nikon D700; Nikon 24-70mm F2.8; Multiple Nikon SB600; Edited in Aperture

Jana-Maree Makeup

Jana-Maree Makeup

Jana-Maree Makeup

Jana-Maree Makeup

Jana-Maree Makeup

Jana-Maree Makeup

Jana-Maree Makeup

Jana-Maree Makeup

Its a shame the sun rises so early

It really is... because I do love a sun rise photograph. There is something magical about the quality of light held in those first few rays that hit the horizon. But it comes at a cost. With this image I woke up at 4 am yes 4 am! I was on leave so that didn't really matter to much but what was really fun is I took my boy Caleb along as well, he thought its was great to wake up when it was still dark and sneak around the house and watch the sun come up.This image wasn't really what I was hoping for, I really wanted some dramatic cloud as well but I should have guessed since its the middle of summer here in Australia and on what later became a fairly hot day no rightly thinking cloud would be caught dead in the Australia sun.

Perhaps if I go back in winter I will be able to sleep in and get my cloud as well.

Gear Used: Nikon D700; Nikon 24-70 F2.8; Edited in Aperture

Perth Sunrise

Perth Sunrise

A New Stomping Ground

This blog has taken a lot longer to get going then I ever planned, but now I think it is ready.  Its still a little lean on but over the next month or so I hope to change that. So I came to thinking its been not weeks but a month or 2 since I last grabbed my DSLR and even fired the shutter.  Sometimes real life just gets in the way and this has been the case for me and still will be for a little while.  But last Sunday came and after buying my son a pair of bright red wellington boots for winter puddles during the week it was time for him to try them out.  Being West Australia we rarely get winter puddles so a trip to the beach on a cool but bright sunny day was called for.

Gear used: Nikon D300, Nikon 18-200, edited in Aperture & Photoshop CS5

Caleb @ Beach Red Boots

Caleb @ Beach Red Boots

Melbourne @ Night

I love to travel and one of thing things I hope this blog has the chance to become is a travel journal. This image is taken from a last trip to Melbourne, the Fish-eye have a nice distorted view.

Gear used: Nikon D300, Nikon 10.5 F2.8, Manfrotto 190B, edited in Aperture

Melbourne at night.

Models

During the winter we like to try different things. Landscapes, HDR, anything and everything that looks good but is different to weddings. Last year I was introduced to a website called Model Mayhem A place where models, photographs make artists etc can come together and trade time for time. True some people charge but we use it as a place to find models so we can try out new ideas are try photographs we also wanted to do. Last year we met Adele who was great to work with and had a unique look about her. It was a lot of fun. We are currently organising a new model shot for a few weeks time soo stay tuned

Gear used; Nikon D300, Nikon 50mm F1.4 edited in Aperture

Adele

Denmark Karri's

I don't think there is anything as good as a panorama shot to give style and emphasis to a landscape. Pano's can be done by joining multiple images like in this sunrise shot or just by doing a tight crop to a single image like inthis shot of some karri trees in Denmark WA.

Gear used; Nikon D700, Nikon 24-70 F2.8; edited in Aperture

Albany Sunrise

So this image has a funny story. We were in Albany and I asked the lady who owned the B&B we were staying in about locations for a sunrise shot. She described a lookout, and relatively unknown lookout that would provide a great view over the Princess Royal Harbor. So that day I go and check it out and it looks good, its were I was able to grab this great shot of Caleb Anyway the location looked great so we headed home to pack the camera bag & an early night. The next morning the alarm fired off as planed at 4:30am I quietly left the B&B and drove the 25 minutes to the location. It was cold. Its was dark. Its was wet and it was FOGGY, really really FOGGY. The idea I had was to take 1 photograph every minute for an hour before & after sunrise a total for 120 images. I deiced hay I'm here anyway lets give it a shot. I took the camera bag, tripod, torch and umbrella and climbed the rocks to the lookout and set up shop. 15 minutes it was still really foggy but still pitch black. The kind of pitch black and foggy that make you take very cautious steps. If you have ever been to Albany and have ever looked at some of the rocks there you know they are slippery and normally at the top of a high drop. As time passed though the fog did not. I could tell it was getting lighter, not with my eyes they had adjusted to the darkness but the shutter was starting to fire quicker and soon there was enough light to grab this great shot of the rock. But then the final blow came. The rain had changed direction and strength it had gone from a lite mist large heavy shower coming in sideways. With that I gave up, grabbed the camera before it was water logged and carefully headed to the car.

I drove off quite disappointed and running through what outdoor camera gear I would need to bring next time to prevent such a disappointment. After about 10 minutes I was coming around a tight turn and the first turn where you got any glimpse of Albany Harbor and I just happened to look sideways for a brief second to see the image below.

This image is a panorama made up of 4 exposures . The RAW files were edited in Aperture and the Pano produced in Photoshop CS4.

Gear used: Nikon D700, Nikon 24-70 F2.8, Manfrotto 190B, edited in Aperture & Photoshop CS4

Bridal Steps

This was taken at a recent wedding, I don't why but I just like the image. We had just finished some couple shots of the bride & groom and they were about to collect the flowers & exit the church.  To provide some interest I have used Aperture new blur adjustment brush to bring the focus the bouquet.

Gear used; Nikon D300, Nikon 50mm F1.4; edited in Aperture

bridesteps

Introducing a new star...

A new star

The purpose of this blog is really just a place where I can post updates, projects and fun things that do not really relate to the business of Warnock Imagery.  While we take photography many weddings and happy couples what do we do in our off season?  That season is now and hence the birth of this site.  The idea here is to post pictures and updates, successes and failures of things, photography related, I want to try/learn or an just interested in.  And with that in mind I would love to introduce Caleb!  Being 2 photographers first born he will grace this pages as will his younger sister as she be more and more the subject of the lens pointing.

I do truely love this image of our little guy.  We were away for a weekend in Albany West Australia last winter in was cold it was miserable and poor Caleb had such a bad cold, you can see it in his eyes.  But each day as I got to get the camera gear ready I would here " I come too, Dad" and he did. He wouldn't leave our side.

Gear used: Nikon D700, Nikon 24-70 F2.8, edited in Aperture