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theproject 2013 | Day two

Not an easy start to the morning.  Someone went to hide after I offered to brush his hair.  Not overly surprising after falling and cutting his head open a week ago which required glue stitches.  So someone has scruffy hair.  And might for a while…

thePROJECT 2013 | Day One

I’ve had many comments the last month, “Where is thePROJECT!?”

It hasn’t stopped, but as life changes, so much personal projects!  This year, I have changed thePROJECT to be “30 days of Summer” and it begins today!  A day which usually concluded thePROJECT – the first back at school!

This year we are in Grade 2.  GRADE 2!  How did this happen?  Do I have to start looking at high schools yet!?  Yesterday we had the ‘start of the school year haircut’ and got smart new shoes.  Ones with laces instead of valcro, because, we can now do up our laces!  It’s always the little things that fascinate me about my boys growing up.

So here start’s 2013′s thePROJECT, I hope you’ll be back to visit regularly to join the fun!


Welcome – to the NEW Iris Creations Photography!

The name Iris Creations was born when I was about 15 years old when my best friend nick-named me Iris (but I’m not going into that story!)  Since Iris Creations Photography was launched over six years ago I had a vision in my head for the “look”.  It’s taken a few variations and a few changes to finally become the business that it is today.

Within the portrait world, I specialise in Newborn Photography & Maternity Photography.  But my other love is photo-documenting Weddings.  Those moments in life where the LOVE is so intoxicating it makes everyone smile, no matter what.  But blending these different elements didn’t appear to be easy.

Enter stage right, the amazing team at Netra Chetty, who designed the new logo & flower element.  I like to be a little different, and whilst I wanted the soft delicate element of a flower didn’t want it to be a obvious “iris”.  Thankyou girls, I adore the new logo!

Enter stage left, the AMAZING Kristy Winter, who has put it all together to create the website and Facebook page… LOOK!  Isn’t it GORGEOUS!??  Honestly, if you could see into my office and studio you would see me jumping up and down like a child on Christmas morning!

This is the new Iris Creations and I’m SO SO SO happy!

And now, to celebrate, meet the beautiful Kristy and her youngest gorgeous daughter Shae, who was the model for one of my Silver Awards at this years Australian Professional Photography Awards.  (For more information about the awards, please visit HERE) It’s always a little nerve-wracking to photograph another photographer, however the beauty of my friendship with Kristy is we always seem to have similar ideas and visions, and I HOPE this one has turned out just the way she visualised!

Enjoy xx

Happy Fathers Day! | Melbourne baby photography

Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.
~Author Unknown

Happy Father’s Day!

Project 11/11 – August

Inspired by El Hogan, a photographer collegue in Brisbane, I am undertaking a personal project which I’m calling 11/11. To take 11 images of the “everyday” on the 11th of the month. I will admit that most are doing this project on the 10th, but I have always preferred the number 11, so why not!

El was inspired by this quote, and I think it’s a great theme for this project!

“The days are so long, but the years are so short”

I am guilty of not taking enough images of my children.  I did in the early years, hundreds and hundreds of images.  But soon it was “oh no mummy not a photo”.  And nothing to really document our lives.  Mobile phones have bigger and better cameras now, and everyone is embracing the convenience of having a camera RIGHT THERE, at every moment.  So another use for this project is to capture the everyday on the BIG camera, not just the iphone.  And it also gives a slight insight that is the ‘fun crazy chaos’ of raising two boys and my day as a photographer!

So here you have my first entry. I did actually start this project last month, however being the day before we moved, and unfortunately that evening my beautiful grandmother passed away, I haven’t looked at the images, and didn’t finish the day as I was spending a lot of time on the phone. So August officially starts the 11/11 project!

Saturday 11th August: The morning started VERY early for me, who rose at 4am to watch the Pole Vault Final on the olympics. Around 5am, the boys woke up at the sound of the TV and we all dozed on the couch for a few hours. I woke up to the boys making train tracks around our kitchen Island. It was clean up day (hahaha) and we pottered around the house doing bits and pieces, when Papi popped in with some pretty flowers for me!
We played Harry Potter, (I drew Harry scars on the boys, and Ash decided to take it a few steps further..) bay-blades and chased cats under the bed, before heading off to our dear friends house around the corner.
Once home, E showed both Papi and I how much his reading has improved in the last few months, and Ash watched his Lego movies on the ipod before going for a much anticipated sleep-over at Papi’s…

Hope you enjoy!  x