Smarty Pants Photography: Blog http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Smarty Pants Photography (Smarty Pants Photography) Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:49:00 GMT Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:49:00 GMT http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u25369171-o829067964-50.jpg Smarty Pants Photography: Blog http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog 99 120 Easter 2017 Venus Bay http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2017/10/easter-2017-venus-bay Better late than never, here's just a snippet of our awesome Easter weekend camping at Venus Bay S.A. Is it summer yet? I can hardly wait to get back to the beach and go camping!

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Madison and Luke http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2017/10/madison-and-luke Clare is such a magical place, hidden in the hills amongst the vineyards and wineries, it feels like a different world. It was the perfect setting for Luke and Madison's fairytale wedding. I had an absolute blast getting to know this beautiful down to earth couple, their hilarious friends and family and their super cute boy, 2 year old Jacob! Thanks for a spectacular night you two lovers!

Make Up: Madison Claire Makeup

Flowers: Merrilyn Williams - Clare Valley Flowers

Dress: Jadore 

 

 

 

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Cleve cuties http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2017/8/cleve-cuties Amazingly talented hairdresser Danielle, invited me to her gorgeous home in Cleve S.A. to photograph her adorable children Jarvis 8, and twins Molly and Libby 6. It was a wet, cold and windy day so we decided to most of the photos indoors. Their beautiful cat who has the most incredible name (Phoebe Cucumber Cleanup Cat Fluffy) got in on the photos. The light was dreamy and the whole family was so warm and friendly and you can really see the love.

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Black Tie Vibes http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2017/8/black-tie-vibes Last night my husband and I got our glam on and headed to Black Tie Vibes, an event held on Saturday 5th August at the Wudinna Hall. A great chance for the people of Wudinna and surrounds to get dressed up, go out, have some delicious food and enjoy a fantastic night of great entertainment.

It really was foodie heaven, we were greeted with a long antipasto table on arrival. Next was a choice of mains. Provided by Coco-Loco food truck was some of the most delicious S & P local calamari I've ever tasted with home-made tartare, lemon wedge & fried chilli & garlic served with hot crispy chips.
The other option was Marinated chicken breast skewers w sticky sauce topped with toasted sesame served on a bed of stir fry noodles.

The Bay Funktion Food Truck turned out some juicy tender Smokey Pork Belly w crispy chats & slaw OR option 2 from the Bay was Mushroom & smoked cheddar aranchini balls with cauliflower skordila, kalakaua olive/zucchini salad & salsa verde. Sweet tooth fans like myself were treated to a Dessert bar featuring Churros with three sauces and donuts.

Highlights of the night were a big ticket item auction, comedian "The Beautiful Bogan" and band "Kiana" who performed until late into the night. The whole night was a massive success and credit really must go to those who organised the event and put so much effort and time into creating such a stunning evening.

 

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These guys http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2017/8/these-guys I've had the privilege of photographing Jade & Troy's children since their eldest daughter was born 6 years ago! They've recently welcomed little Reya and it was my pleasure to capture these images of them all. I just love the innocence of children and I love getting down to their level to capture that. 

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The Longest Table http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2017/7/the-longest-table The Longest Table is The Hospital Research Foundation's annual cancer fundraiser where funds are raised to fight this horrible disease.

Susie Chapman from the Gawler Ranges Motel & Caravan Park hosted The Longest Table lunch on Sunday 23rd July. I went along for a fun day out and some yummy food and fun games.

An auction of donated items helped to raise a fantastic amount of $2,190 to go straight to cancer research.

You can still donate to this awesome cause via this page up until the end of July 2017.

Thanks so much Susie for hosting and well done to those that came and gave generously to #ForkCancer once and for all.

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(Smarty Pants Photography) http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2017/7/the-longest-table Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:54:20 GMT
Long Weekends http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2017/6/long-weekends Another long weekend, another Smart camping trip! This time we packed up the camper and headed to the coast. Sheringa beach is just over 100kms northwest of Port Lincoln SA and is a popular spot for camping and tourists. We arrived on friday night and were lucky enough to have beautiful warm sunny days for the whole weekend.

We took our three kids and two dogs, although poor Raz had been desexed last week and had to spend the majority of the weekend wearing the cone of shame and sleeping by the fire.

The fishing wasn't spectacular (we only caught one!) but we sure had fun sand boarding on the huge sandhills just beyond the shore, collecting driftwood and coral, henna tattoos, and trying to beat dad at bocce. Would totally recommend this spot for family holidays.

 

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(Smarty Pants Photography) http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2017/6/long-weekends Tue, 13 Jun 2017 20:43:13 GMT
Mothers Day 2017 http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2017/5/mothers-day-2017 My mum made parenting look easy when I was little, it was only once I had my own children that I realised it wasn't all sunshine and lollypops! Which is why I love celebrating Mother's Day each year with my kids and appreciating my mum and all mums doing their best not to stuff their kids up.

This year I teamed up with my friend Cassandra Foster and offered a "Make Up and Mini Shoot" package for mums and their kids. Cass spent the afternoon making the mothers look beautiful with her make up skills, then I took them for photo mini sessions.

I just love how these all turned out, so much so that when I was editing them my cheeks physically hurt from smiling so much! I hope you enjoy these and can see the joy and love between these families.

 

 

 

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(Smarty Pants Photography) Eyre Peninsula Wudinna families kids portraits http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2017/5/mothers-day-2017 Thu, 18 May 2017 09:58:03 GMT
Memory Cove 2017 http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2017/1/memory-cove-2017 We've just returned from a little family getaway camping trip to Memory Cove, in the Port Lincoln National Park. It took about 2 hours to get to the camping spot at Memory Cove from Port Lincoln. We had to book in and pick up a key from the Visitor Information Centre in town to access the beach. There's 5 campsites at Memory Cove and there is a 3 night stay limit. Lots of people said to watch out for snakes but we didn't see any thank God!! Once we finally arrived we were not disappointed with what greeted us. White sands, sparkling blue waters and breathtaking scenery. If you haven't been it should definitely be on your list of places to visit! The kids made friends with some German children who were camping in the site next to us. The sites were fairly spaced out so we didn't see much of the other campers, which made for a very relaxing stay, until the cruise ship arrived and gate-crashed the party!

They love each other really.

 

Quite a bit of history to this place, makes it seem all the more magical.

The Great Aussie Dream

Just when we thought we had this secluded, isolated piece of paradise to ourselves a cruise ship pulled up and unloaded a big group of people onto the beach!

 

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(Smarty Pants Photography) http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2017/1/memory-cove-2017 Sat, 21 Jan 2017 06:32:48 GMT
It's beginning to look a lot like.... http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2016/12/its-beginning-to-look-a-lot-like Christmas!! Well this was an early Christmas, I love the holidays and spending time with family. Eating too much, cooling down under the air conditioner, sleeping on the couch, eating some more! I hope you are enjoying some quality family time or just chilling out with friends. Stay safe and have a fantastic Christmas and New Years!

Xx Bec

 

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(Smarty Pants Photography) http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2016/12/its-beginning-to-look-a-lot-like Sat, 24 Dec 2016 03:54:43 GMT
Lilah + Cassie http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2016/10/lilah-cassie Lilah has a super power and it is making you feel happy from the tips of your toes to the tip of your nose. Her smile is infectious and her confidence always on display. Her gorgeous mum Cassie made my day when she said they had matching dresses and wanted to do a mother & daughter photo shoot! We met up out at one of my favourite spots to shoot Polda Dam. 

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(Smarty Pants Photography) Australia Eyre Peninsula Family Kids Wudinna families http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2016/10/lilah-cassie Tue, 04 Oct 2016 10:51:43 GMT
Damperdale http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2016/10/damperdale Jess and Kim welcomed little Violet Mae way back in May 2016. She was born at just 27 weeks old, weighing a tiny 940g and spent a staggering 93 days in hospital before she was allowed to go home.

It was such an absolute pleasure to go back to their farm "Damperdale" and capture some beautiful moments of the six of them. Violet is surrounded by love from her older siblings, Princess Ada, proud big sister Kaydi and protective big brother Bailey. 

I hope you enjoy their photos as much as I do, their love is infectious and as a mother of four myself, I know exactly how much Jess is going to love being the most amazing mother to these gorgeous children!

 

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(Smarty Pants Photography) Eyre Peninsula Families Family Farm Farm Kids Portraits Rural South Australia South Australia Wudinna http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2016/10/damperdale Sat, 01 Oct 2016 10:41:50 GMT
Clare S.A. http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2016/9/clare-s-a My kids Great Grandma's 85th birthday in the gorgeous town of Clare. Since my husbands family was all there we decided to do a group photo using my tripod so I could be in it too! Then an impromptu photo shoot in the street with my son Corey, because why not. It's such a pretty place and I love coming to visit my grandma and my husbands grandma that both live here. 

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(Smarty Pants Photography) Australia Clare South Australia South Australia birthday family kids personal http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2016/9/clare-s-a Thu, 01 Sep 2016 03:53:40 GMT
Weekends http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2016/8/weekends In between seasons, the weather has been warming up, the flowers are coming out in force and along with them the bees and the blowflies! We've been spending more and more time outdoors. Defrosting our limbs in the sun during the day, but the nights are still cold enough to warrant lighting the fire. I spent some time with the kids and their cousins on the weekend. Here's some of what we got up to. Cards, trampoline, catching Pokemon at night, water balloon fights, more trampoline, then chocolate cake at the park with Nanna. 

 

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(Smarty Pants Photography) Eyre Peninsula family just for fun kids http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2016/8/weekends Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:47:42 GMT
Emma + Joel http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2016/8/emma-joel Driving to meet Emma and Joel in the hills surrounding Port Lincoln, I knew straight away this was going to be a beautiful place for a shoot. Ducks wandered along the roadside, horses munched on green grass in fields with picturesque views of Boston Bay. It really was beautiful and I was immediately jealous of the people that called this place home.

The sun was going down after a beautiful warm day and I couldn't have asked for a more chilled couple of people to be spending the afternoon with. We all know how much I love animals so when Emma told me they wanted to include their beloved pets I couldn't have been happier. I love to see people who care about animals as much as I do and involving them in a family photo shoot always fun!

 

 

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(Smarty Pants Photography) Eyre Peninsula Port Lincoln Photographer Portraits South Australia family photography http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2016/8/emma-joel Sat, 20 Aug 2016 05:49:05 GMT
DuBois Family http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2016/7/dubois-family This would have to be one of the most memorable photo shoots I've ever done. Listening to the sweet sounds of Nelson and his dad Rick strumming away on their guitars while the sun goes down on a cool winter evening in outback South Australia. Life is made of moments and this is one I will not forget in a long while. A camp fire was lit in the backyard, in a quiet street in town. Hot coals sat under a camp oven nestled in an old wheel barrow, gently bubbling away inside, a couple of lamb shanks. I could have quite easy stayed for tea if I didn't have to head home to cook for my own family! 

 

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(Smarty Pants Photography) Australia Eyre Peninsula Smarty Pants Photography Wudinna Wudinna Families families family http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2016/7/dubois-family Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:13:14 GMT
Baby Pippa http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2016/6/baby-pippa I couldn't be more thrilled for Justin and Lucy who've welcomed a new addition to their beautiful family ... a baby sister! There's no shortage of kisses and hugs for Baby Pippa. They adore her so much and it isn't hard to see why.

 

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(Smarty Pants Photography) Eyre Peninsula Photographer Family Photographer Family Photos Newborn Photos Smarty Pants Photography South Australian Photographer Wudinna Wudinna Photographer http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2016/6/baby-pippa Wed, 29 Jun 2016 03:47:18 GMT
Sunday Funday http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2016/6/sunday-funday On Sunday my brother-in-law and I took our 5 kids plus our niece out for a bit of fun and a BBQ lunch at a nearby salt lake. They had such a good time collecting old bones, riding the go-kart and digging in the mud. I love it when kids get to be kids and play outdoors using their little imaginations. There's too much time spend indoors in my house sometimes and so I jumped at the chance to get them outside and get them dirty! Here's a few of my favourite snaps from the day.

 

 

 

 

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(Smarty Pants Photography) Eyre Peninsula Funday Personal Pygery Smarty Pants Photogrpahy Sunday Wudinna Yaninee family kids salt lake http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2016/6/sunday-funday Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:45:09 GMT
Scott and Kim http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2016/6/scott-and-kim Koongawa S.A. is barely on the map but it was the perfect location for this family's photo session. But when it starts raining on your way to a photo shoot things aren't looking so great.

Thankfully the rain eased enough for Kim & Scott from Kimba S.A. and their beautiful children, to have an awesome time exploring the area near Darke's Monument, on the Eyre Highway between Kimba and Wudinna. Their gorgeous kids Isabel, Alex and little brother Leo had an absolute blast running up and down the rock, and through the pine trees.

It was such a pleasure meeting this wonderful family it really makes my job one of the most enjoyable parts of my day! I loved getting to know them and their different personalities. It reminded me a lot of myself growing up as I have an older sister and a younger brother.

I told middle child Alex that we had that in common and I knew what life was like having Middle Child Syndrome haha! Big sister Isabel has such beautiful long curly hair and the most mesmerising eyes which I absolutely loved. Leo the little lion was unstoppable and wasn't the least bit left out, even if he is the only blonde haired one of the family. I'm fairly certain he has everyone wrapped around his little finger, or at least he had me wrapped!

I hope you enjoy looking at their photos and if would like your family to adventure with me I would love to meet you. Just click the contact tab up the top.

Xx Bec 

 

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(Smarty Pants Photography) Eyre Peninsula Families Kimba Koongawa Smarty Pants Photography South Australia Wudinna kids http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2016/6/scott-and-kim Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:52:59 GMT
Baby Indy http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2016/6/baby-indy Baby Indy and her sister Aubree came to see me all the way from Cleve S.A. with their mum Sky and Dad Jonny. Indy was a dream baby and Aubree was a typical inquisitive toddler! Together I am sure they are going to bring many years of love and joy for their parents along with grey hairs, sleepless nights and everything in between. I love meeting new families and am passionate about engaging with them and making everyone as comfortable as possible. I love the challenge of working with children and winning them over is kind of like a big competition for me, so when I gain their trust it's like I've won lotto.

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(Smarty Pants Photography) Australian Cleve Eyre Family Newborn Pants Peninsula Photographer Photography Photos Smarty South Wudinna http://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2016/6/baby-indy Thu, 16 Jun 2016 11:13:54 GMT