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Backyard Summer

Backyard Summer

It was forecast for nearly 40 degrees when I was booked in with Georgie, Darryl and the girls so we chose to have the shoot in their shady backyard, with the option of ending with some water fun. Their two beautiful girls Stella and Eliza were instantly into the photo shoot – happy to move [...]


Two Cute Boys

Two Cute Boys

Apologies to dad Derek, I probably could have made the title of this blog start with ‘Three’… but the two little blue-eyed lads at this photo shoot in Balaklava were pretty darn cute! I had a big day out in the mid-north during the last school holidays and these were my first photo subjects for [...]


SALA 2013

SALA 2013

  I’m excited to be participating in my fifth SALA (SA Living Artists) Festival, and my fourth collaborating with Flourish Gift and Home at 114 King William Road, Hyde Park. This year’s exhibition features photographs taken over the last year, largely in documentary style, capturing Adelaide sculptor Nicholas Uhlmann at work in his Scott Creek [...]


Chicken Girl

Chicken Girl

Grace and I go back. WAY back. We worked in the environmental education field together BC (Before Children) and still share a love of the great outdoors so it’s no surprise our recent photo shoot together ended up amongst the plants, the rabbit and the chicken! Please let me introduce you to Grace, Charlie, Rose [...]


Victoria

Victoria

I’m a little nervous starting this blog because it’s about an author so I’m hoping all my full stops and apostrophe’s are in the right spot. (I hope you spotted my grammar joke there!) Adelaide writer Victoria Purman contacted me earlier this year because she needed an author photo for her soon-to-be released novel ‘Nobody [...]


For Mum

For Mum

Meredith is one of my latest inspirations! She’s just had a significant birthday, she’s happy, she’s beautiful, she’s comfortable having her photo taken and loves her kids! ….oh and husband (sorry to forget you David)! Her three daughters arranged a photo shoot for her ‘significant’ birthday and I must say I’m thrilled to be able [...]


Love and Laughs

Love and Laughs

Rachael and Charlie’s wedding in North Adelaide was full of humour, fun and genuine love between the couple. I’ve already shared quite a few photos from their January wedding on my Catherine Leo Photography facebook page but I wanted to show a few more as I was so pleased with what we gathered in a [...]


Galv and Garden

Galv and Garden

A one hour shoot I had in an Adelaide backyard recently was such a pleasure. It was one of those that just flowed from cement, to fence, to the garden, with plenty of cuddles and playing in between. Mum Julia expressed she was hopeful I’d capture their family just ‘being’ or playing – not too [...]


Sprinkler and Chalk

Sprinkler and Chalk

This was a non-shoot. A playdate in a backyard at the start of Spring, so of course the sprinkler had to come out! I usually let my camera gear (and me) rest when I’m not working but I pulled out my zoom for about 10 minutes to capture the kids just doing what they were [...]


Red Carpet

Red Carpet

Birthday girl Michelle celebrated her recent milestone in absolute style at the Majestic Hotel in Adelaide. Part of her wish for the night was to give her closest family and friends the opportunity to really glam up, complete with a red carpet entry, and to have a beautiful night out. I’m so pleased that she [...]


Winter Fairies

Winter Fairies

What a joyous backyard session I had with two ‘big’ girls (aged 2 and 4) and their brand new baby sister, just over 3 weeks old. Older sisters Tilda and Misha were dressed in their playful Winter finery and we simply spent an hour playing, chasing, creeping and investigating through their garden while tiny Pippa [...]


Faces of Rob

Faces of Rob

I’ve already written one blog about the lovely shoot I had with this family – see ‘Big Hearts’ – but as I continued through the editing process I kept on laughing to myself at the amazing, yet unconscious faces that dad Rob had pulled throughout the session. So many different expressions! So I felt I [...]


Big Hearts

Big Hearts

Sandy, Rob, Tilly and Tess have been a family of four for just 2 months but what a solid, strong and loving unit they already are. I’m sure ‘eventful’ would be one word they could use to describe baby Tess’s first eight weeks, some of which were spent in the Royal Melbourne Hospital having, and [...]


Lofty Loveliness

Lofty Loveliness

I’m loving the Winter shoots! The leaf-less woods at Mt Lofty had a ‘misty hollow’ sort of feel when I ventured up there the other week with Katie, Jordan and Lara for some family photos. Like many of us mums, Katie had very few photos of her with her kids so it was a great [...]


Young and Old

Young and Old

Before one year old Allegra’s parents call me to protest the use of the word ‘old’ in the title, it’s not actually referring to them! Rather, the beautiful old lounge suite which featured in some of the photos during our family photo session. It once belonged to Allegra’s great-grandmother and not only did I love [...]


Martha May

Martha May

Martha May’s parents were married in 2009 at a joyful event underneath trees at a vineyard in Willunga. It was one of my favourite weddings ever, so relaxed and full of smiles and I still feel happy feelings when I look through their photos, which featured their ‘firstborn’, Milligan the dog. I still laugh when [...]


SALA 2012

SALA 2012

Once a year the SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival prompts me to be creative in a different way to my usual work with the camera. My previous photographic exhibitions have included ‘Textures of the Coast’, ‘Vintage’, ‘A Genie at Work’ and in 2012 I return to the natural world with a series of macro [...]


Winter Babe

Winter Babe

Baby Daniel was just over two weeks old when we met and he spent the majority of our time together fast asleep. I can’t think of a more appropriate description for him other than he was beautifully squishy-lipped, wrinkly-footed and floppy! And that’s a total compliment…he really was gorgeous. His mother Vivienne was keen to [...]


Wipeout

Wipeout

Booking a beach shoot in June comes with it’s risks, for sure but with a back-up in place for bad weather, I headed to Horseshoe Bay at Port Elliot ready for an adventure with a young boy called Charlie. I was delighted to get through the fog and rain of Willunga Hill to drive into [...]


Lovely Day

Lovely Day

Matilda is just shy of one year and I had a wonderful time with her parents Jason and Jennifer at their home recently. The shoot started pretty much where they were sitting inside when I arrived, followed by some time exploring the backyard, and then finishing up in her bedroom for some fantastic final shots. [...]


Firth Time Lucky

Firth Time Lucky

No, that’s not a typo on the title…just a reference to the amount of times I’ve had the pleasure of photographing the Firths and their little man of just 2 and a bit! Little Samuel’s parents have been wonderful supporters of my work, allowing me to capture family photos now on four occasions, with the [...]


Outdoorsy Fun

Outdoorsy Fun

Most days of the week I get to see these three beautiful smiles as we walk up the hill into school, delivering the eldest of our collective kids. Mum Genie and I have a bit of a photographic history, she being the subject of my 2011 SALA exhibition ‘A Genie at Work’ (you can see [...]


Baby Rose

Baby Rose

Anna and Michael were married in 2009 at a ceremony in Las Vegas.  They held a reception/celebration with their Australian friends and family down at Russell’s Pizza Bar at Willunga and I photographed the event for them. It was a very relaxed and casual occasion and I worked pretty much like a papparazi for a [...]


Little Lady

Little Lady

When I arrived at six-month old baby Taya’s home she wasn’t yet dressed and looked totally adorable! Totally squeezable with pure skin. So I suggested to her parents before we barely finished our greetings, that I take the opportunity to gather some shots just in her nappy. Well, as it turned out she spent almost [...]