Mr Rubenstein Bear: picture perfect!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Some may think it's a little odd organising a portrait shoot for a little puppy dog but, for Steve and I, it was the perfect opportunity to capture our new family in it's early stages. 

The look and feel of the session was rather simple; we wanted something fresh, contemporary and relaxed. We were very fortunate to find a talented photographer, Justin Craig, who was able to transform our vision into something truly special.

We had originally post-poned the photo session due to poor weather. We rescheduled our booking for two weeks later only to discover that the weather on the day was in fact worse that what we had hoped for. In the course of a few hours we experienced patches of rain, cloud, constant wind, sun, more cloud... and then lots more rain... It was particularly odd considering that here in Australia mid December is meant to be summer!

For the venue, we wanted some photos in our home as well as something outdoors that still had some raw structural elements. We decided to go to a gorgeous place - Mount Stromlo in Stromlo Forest Park in Canberra, Australia - just a short drive from our home.  What appealed to us was the remains of the old Space Observatory which had burned down several years ago during a horrific bush fire in the area. The loss to Canberra at the time was immense, not only due to the number of homes and animals affected, but also the Observatory as an icon to the city.  As a matter of fact, Mount Stromlo Observatory also had another significant link to us as the street we bought our house in is actually named after one of the Italian Astronomers who had been brought to Australia many many years ago to set up the Observatory! What a small world we live in...

Despite the poor weather and the difficulties that Justin faced trying to capture some beautiful images on the day, I am absolutely thrilled with how the photos turned out.  I could rave on forever about how talented Justin is but instead, see for yourself...















Photo credits :: Justin Craig Photography

1 comment:

laceyclairedesigns said...

these are so beautiful - what a great family you have (and phenomenal photographer).

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