Smarty Pants Photography: Blog en-us (C) Smarty Pants Photography (Smarty Pants Photography) Tue, 09 Jan 2018 05:23:00 GMT Tue, 09 Jan 2018 05:23:00 GMT Smarty Pants Photography: Blog 99 120 Five Seed Bread Enjoying the cooler weather we decided to do some baking, today was Five Seed Bread. We made ours in the Thermomix. Scoffed it warm with dobs of butter and some raspberry jam. Nanna came over with her itty bitty dog Sasha. Nanna and Sienna played "Tri-ominos" while Sasha proceeded to pull out all the surprises hidden under my couch. Thanks Sasha! Cameron rated the bread 10/10, Sienna rated it 8/10.

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500g water

2 tsp dried instant yeast or 20g fresh yeast

500g bakers flour

1 tsp sea salt

50 g rolled oats 

30 g sesame seeds, plus extra to sprinkle

30 g sunflower seeds, plus extra to sprinkle

30 g pumpkin seeds, plus extra to sprinkle

30 g poppy seeds, plus extra to sprinkle

30 g honey

30 g extra virgin olive oil


Grease a deep-sided loaf tin and set aside.

Place water and yeast into mixing bowl and heat 2 1/2 min/37C/speed 2.

Add all remaining ingredients and knead 2 1/2 min/Dough mode. Dough will have a wet and sticky consistency.

Preheat oven to 200C. Transfer loaf into prepared loaf tin and sprinkle with additional seeds, to taste. Leave to prove in a warm place until doubled in size (approx 1 hour).

Bake 40-45 minutes. Once baked bread should sound hollow when tapped on the underside of the loaf. Allow to cool in tin for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

Serve bread warm or allow to cool completely before placing into an airtight container until ready to serve.





(Smarty Pants Photography) food games holidays recipe Tue, 09 Jan 2018 05:23:00 GMT
Georgie Kate The Mayfields introduce their latest addition...

➳ teeny tiny

➳ perfection

➳ Georgie Kate

(Smarty Pants Photography) eyre peninsula family kimba newborn wudinna Thu, 04 Jan 2018 08:26:35 GMT
Goodbye 2017 Thanks for the memories As the new year rolls in and I am almost fully recovered from the celebrations of New Years Eve, I quietly reflect on the year that was, fully of some great memories. Meeting new people, fresh new babies only a few days old, weddings that saw lovers unite in the year that marriage equality was unforgettably recognised (finally). Here is a snippet of that year and some of the images that have stuck with me throughout. Thanks for wandering along the path with me, may your 2018 be as unique and special as you plan to make it. Xx Bec





(Smarty Pants Photography) 2017 from have images me of some stuck that the with Tue, 02 Jan 2018 04:57:01 GMT
Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Stuffed Medjool Dates Summer Holidays have begun and after a hectic Christmas/New Year my kids and I are enjoying a bit of quiet time. They have been sloth-ing about the place today so I decided to make these healthy-ish treats for them with some medjool dates I picked up cheap. They are really easy and fun to make and the kids all enjoyed their special treats! Here's my version inspired by the recipe here... 

Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Stuffed Medjool Dates 


8 Medjool dates, pitted

1/2 cup dark choc melts

1 tsp coconut oil

1/2 nut butter, I used unsalted peanuts in the thermomix speed 9 and keep scraping down until it makes butter

sea salt

chia seeds

Fill dates with nut butter, press closed with fingers. Place in freezer to chill for 5-10 mins. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave. Dip stuffed dates in melted chocolate. Coat well. Lift date out with a fork and place on baking paper. Top with sea salt and chia seeds. Repeat until dates are coated. Freeze until firm enough to handle. Store in fridge.

(Smarty Pants Photography) check food healthy-ish is life morsels out tasty these Tue, 02 Jan 2018 04:46:31 GMT
Stringers What can I say about my friend Margy, except that she's one of the most loving, caring, beautiful inside and out individuals with the biggest heart. It's clear to see how much she loves her family, they are such a welcoming crew too. It was a long drive back home after their photo shoot but Margy made sure I was fed and watered and made me feel part of the family. 

(Smarty Pants Photography) eyre peninsula family wudinna Mon, 04 Dec 2017 09:28:44 GMT
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!

(Smarty Pants Photography) Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:34:47 GMT
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 




(Smarty Pants Photography) clare clare valley photographer clare valley wedding south australia wedding wedding photography Sat, 14 Oct 2017 08:18:11 GMT
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.

(Smarty Pants Photography) Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:44:31 GMT
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.


(Smarty Pants Photography) Sun, 06 Aug 2017 10:14:57 GMT
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. 

(Smarty Pants Photography) Fri, 04 Aug 2017 11:05:32 GMT
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.

(Smarty Pants Photography) Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:54:20 GMT
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.


(Smarty Pants Photography) Tue, 13 Jun 2017 20:43:13 GMT
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.




(Smarty Pants Photography) Eyre Peninsula Wudinna families kids portraits Thu, 18 May 2017 09:58:03 GMT
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!


(Smarty Pants Photography) Sat, 21 Jan 2017 06:32:48 GMT
It's 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


(Smarty Pants Photography) Sat, 24 Dec 2016 03:54:43 GMT
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. 

(Smarty Pants Photography) Australia Eyre Peninsula Family Kids Wudinna families Tue, 04 Oct 2016 10:51:43 GMT
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!


(Smarty Pants Photography) Eyre Peninsula Families Family Farm Farm Kids Portraits Rural South Australia South Australia Wudinna Sat, 01 Oct 2016 10:41:50 GMT
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. 

(Smarty Pants Photography) Australia Clare South Australia South Australia birthday family kids personal Thu, 01 Sep 2016 03:53:40 GMT
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. 


(Smarty Pants Photography) Eyre Peninsula family just for fun kids Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:47:42 GMT
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!



(Smarty Pants Photography) Eyre Peninsula Port Lincoln Photographer Portraits South Australia family photography Sat, 20 Aug 2016 05:49:05 GMT