I had photographed most of the house in May this year: http://www.calicojo.co.nz/2/post/2013/04/a-photo-shoot-for-an-interior-designer.html
Now the interior design of the house is completed and I got to photograph the new extension and updated dining room and study.
It is still being decided whether this home is going to be sold, but if you have an offer, I can pass it on!
Here are some of the new pics.
'Tis a cold morning me hearties!
Grabbed the camera for some frosty photos.
Must be Irish Coffee Time!!
I was 8 years old when I knew, that when I grew up, I wanted to be a storyteller.
I always enjoyed Creative Writing, and I always enjoyed Art.
In my first year of college, I was one of a small group of students who were chosen attend a special 'Creative Writing' day, and the next year I was really excited to be chosen to attend a week long 'Art' course. That was the same year I joined the school camera club.
Instead of doing a photography degree at University, I did a Batchelors in Business Studies, majoring in Business Development. This was all about being an entrepreneur and thinking innovatively. I also did a Certificate in the Arts, and did papers about 'Creativity' including, Creative Writing and Story Telling.
So did I grow up to be a Storyteller? I believe I did. There is so many similarities between Creative Writing and Photography.
A wannabe photography storyteller ;)
Here's how to do a "Spin the Bottle Photography Road Trip".
Get together a bunch of camera buddies, a spinning bottle, your camera kit, cars, good music, a thermos, picnic hamper, a bit of dosh in case you spot a place that sells giant ice-creams, and in my case a GPS.
My first attempt at a stop motion video using the still photos from the camera. I got my boys to act... well to be themselves really.
One of my first blogs was about the photo that has always inspired me and helped me set and stick to my style.
It is this photo of my Mum and me. It was taken by my Uncle on the steps of our front door. It's not just a photo, it's a memory, and it makes me smile everytime I walk past it. The door is open and I can see the wallpaper of our home. I can also smell the wood polish and incense and hear the record player playing Pink Floyd. This is Mum, the way I remember her, a cool lady, who did things her own way, including letting her only little girl go around topless in boy shorts. She died of cancer in her mid thirties and these photos are really special to me.
I also have studio photos of Mum and me. We are dressed in our best clothing, sitting against a brown background with forced smiles on our faces. These are stuck in an album somewhere, and they do make me laugh because we look really uncomfortable and crazy eyed.
When it comes to family photography, Calico Jo's endeavours to capture pictures that make you smile for the right reasons. Photos that will provide and spark happy memories by showcasing your family personality, interests or that special family treasure or location.
Here is a list of family photo ideas to consider for your next family photo shoot.
AROUND YOUR FAMILY HOME
OTHER FAMILY FUN SHOOTS
So theres a few ideas to consider :P
We would love to capture your family adventures!
With a lot of studio shoots and photo editing the last month, I've been getting a slight panicky feeling of wanting to bust outdoors. So today (even though I still have photo editing to do :P), I announced to the family we were going for a family walk to explore Centennial Park, Tree Trust.
I was only recently introduced to Centennial Park when I did some wedding photos there in April this year, and I had only seen a small part of it. So there was definitely a need for more exploring. We spent a good hour walking around and still only covered a third of it. There are tracks everywhere! It is really pretty. I'd love to do more wedding and family photography here.
Here are some photos from the stroll.
A slideshow of the rest of the spots I thought would make awesome portrait locations.
There is also a bbq area with cool rustic seating. It is free to use the bbq. There is tap water near the bbq and toilets a bit further down.
The lads did enjoy themselves.... really...
Favourite dessert: Lemon Meringue Pie
2nd Favourite dessert: Cheesecake
This is a Lemon Meringue Cheesecake I made this weekend.
Okay I lied about the last two. I don't have chooks or a cow, but I did do the lemon curd from my lemon tree :D
Email me if you want the recipe.