Smarty Pants Photography: Blog en-us (C) Smarty Pants Photography (Smarty Pants Photography) Sat, 21 Jul 2018 12:18:00 GMT Sat, 21 Jul 2018 12:18:00 GMT Smarty Pants Photography: Blog 99 120 The Longest Table #forkcancer The Longest Table is the Hospital Research Foundation's annual cancer fundraiser. This year Susie Chapman and the staff at the Gawler Ranges Motel held a lunch to raise funds to save lives from cancer. They raised just over $3,000 thanks to those who came and lots of generous donations from people in the district. Apart from raising money for cancer research it was a great opportunity for ladies to get out of the house and spend some time with good friends and good conversation. I think it's important to have days like this where we can go and relax and enjoy ourselves and each other. Susie and Tyler also offered to taxi people after the event so there was no need to drive after having a few drinks which was fantastic of them!!

We had some delicious food and played some hilarious games hosted by Kylie Bartley. There was a monster auction with some amazing prizes including flights, oysters, accommodation, art, wine, sheep, pizza, fitness class, the list goes on. Lastly there was an entertaining fashion parade featuring the latest wears from Lil' Birdie. It was a fantastic afternoon and the money raised goes to such a worthwhile cause, well done to all those people who came and to those who made the day a raging success.

(Smarty Pants Photography) event forkcancer fundraiser Fri, 20 Jul 2018 22:16:46 GMT
Sione & Joe Sione and Joe, these two crazy cats got married on the side of a hill in outback Burra S.A. Surrounded by their tight-knit community of friends and family they said their vows staring into each others eyes with the most intense real love which resonated in their whole day. For people I'd never met, they sure felt like old friends.

Any advice for those couples planning their wedding now?

"Think about what you need, not what others are suggesting you need. At the end of the day, it’s your day and only you will be happy with how it looks and runs. Do the planning together, bride, just every now and then. Ask the groom what he thinks, because deep down, they want to help too." - Sione

What did you like most about working with Smarty Pants Photography?

Omg, where do we start!!! Bec, was amazing! The moment she walked in on the Friday, she just slotted into our crazy group so easily! On the day, if she wasn’t talking to me, I didn’t even know she was there taking photos. She went off and took amazing photos of our rings, shoes, gowns etc (which I had no idea she had done) I just loved that Bec is so comfortable to be around. Her photos are just outstanding and exceeded our expectations.

What was the biggest surprise on your wedding day?

My Eldest Sister, BillieJai, was helping me into my wedding dress, just us two. And she told me she was 8 weeks pregnant. The photos tell the story! Lol

What was your most anticipated part of the day?

Our First Look! It was so personal. Our emotions were so raw & you can see that in our photos.

Were you nervous? How did you squash the nerves?

Joe had sent Me a message asking if I was nervous around 3:30pm. I unfortunately didn’t have my phone on me to reply and say that I was coming and there was nothing to be worried about. Joe hates public speaking so he was more nervous about saying our vows than anything and getting it wrong.

Tell me about some of your favourite wedding details and how you came up with them!

Our photos, were in scrub land just east of Burra. The settings were just amazing. A few Sunday drives with beers in tow, and the locations were set!!

Did anything unexpected happen? What was the outcome?

The Groom & Best-Man hitting an emu 30mins before the ceremony. And trying to euthanase it ‘humanly’ in their suits! What a laugh now but at the time, hell, the bride was not impressed

What advice would you give to future couples for their wedding?

Don’t over think the day, and just go with it, enjoy it! It goes so quickly so just slow down and savour those personal and intimate moments with your new husband/wife. Make sure they have a capable ‘go to’ person, so if something does go wrong, a quick phone call and it’s sorted without worry.

What song did you walk down the aisle to?

Acoustic Version of Give Me Love by Ed Sheeran

What ended up being your favourite part of the day?

Oh it would have to be the circle work in the cruiser. You couldn’t wipe the smile off Joes face, it was the most relaxed I had seen him for a few weeks. It was a great chance for some fantastic photos and to unwind before the reception. Also, my brother walking me down the aisle. Just before we got out of the car, he gave me a horse shoe nail with a whip cracker & a leather plait that my Dad had made. He pinned it to my bouquet so he was walking with us. Casey also had on Dads hat, cuff links (that he wore when he gave my eldest sister away), and Dad’s ring. It was like my dad was right there with us, when we knew he couldn’t be.

How did you feel at the end of the day?

Exhausted but absolutely ecstatic that we were finally Mr and Mrs.

What are you most looking forward to as a married couple?

For Sione to have the Eglinton name like Joe & Bobbi.

What was your wedding inspiration? Theme, Decor, Design, etc.

Low-Key and inexpensive was our theme. People can get pretty carried away with the hiring and buying of things that just aren’t necessary. We begged and borrowed and used locals businesses to keep it low key. We had two long rows of tables with a buffet styled dinner. With wooden pews and antique chairs for our guests, with a few wine barrels around the bar section. One long strip of Olive branches and fairy lights along the crisp white table cloths, with tulle drooped from the ceiling, enclosing the venue to be mood lit by fairy lights.

What song played for your first dance?Say You Won’t Let Go - James Arthur List of vendors who helped make your day happen? Venues, Catering, Florals, Rentals, Bridal Gown, Grooms attire, Cake etc.

Burra Show Society (Hall) Ginger Jar Catering Bella in Bloom (Flowers) Coopers Butchers (Catering & Coolrooms) Billie-Jai Joseph (Cake) Mid North Party Hire Basham Brothers (Band) Sorbet & Bubbles (Make-Up) LUV Bridal ( Wedding Dress) Pilgrim (Bridesmaids Dresses) Wrangler (Men’s Outfits) Ferrari Formal (Vests) Marisa Wilson (Celebrant) Casey Cooper (Emcee) Tammy Cooper & Billie-Jai Joseph (Hair) Whitners (Shoes) Jodie & Pete Stockman (vehicle) Kelly & Rob Benson (x3 vehicles) Nicole Radford (Go-To-Girl) And of course Smarty Pants Photography 💕💕 I’m sure I’ve forgotten someone xx

(Smarty Pants Photography) Burra South Australia Wedding Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:14:04 GMT
Shit just got real. Bec turns 40. So now that I'm 40 I feel like I'm finally an adult (just). I wanted to celebrate with a killer party with all my nearest and dearest. We decked out the local Cricket Shed with sequins and fairy lights, lit some fire drums, put a pig on the spit and rocked out to Daniel Eramiha until the wee hours of the morning. The recovery was slow but I had a super awesome support team which helped (thanks kids for keeping quiet all day!)

I wanted to thank everyone in my speech on the night but was scared I'd forget someone so I am taking this opportunity to say thanks to those special peeps who made my night possible. Aaron, Pud and Kenny, thanks for cooking the pig and making sure I got some mouthwatering crackle! Tamika Oster for doing my hair, legend. Laura Van der Hucht made my face look probably closer to 30 than 40 with her sexy Younique products! Liz and Brett for the Wudinna Bakery bread! Sharlee Stiggants for the ahhhh-mazing cake which tasted the bomb diggity. Daniel Eramiha for letting the locals take over on your mic without a hitch and for coming back and singing your heart out to all our requests. Thanks so much to everyone who brought food, munchies, salads, veggies, punch, and everyone of you amazing souls who put money towards my present, a $1700 travel voucher!!! I am so lucky to have you all in my life, and planning an overseas holidays is now how I'm going to spend my evenings ;) Thanks also to my husband for helping set up, and clean up, along with some magical fairies you know who you are! 

I had the most amazing night and felt the unconditional love and warmest friendship from my closest mates and family. Here is a few of my fav photos from the night. 

(Smarty Pants Photography) birthday event party personal Wed, 11 Jul 2018 09:16:11 GMT
100 Years of Football 1918 -2018 1918 - 2018


This week my home town of Wudinna celebrated 100 years of football, the heritage of Wudinna United Football Club and associated clubs: Yaninee FC 1918 - 1949; Pygery FC 1923 - 1949; Wudinna FC 1918-1988; United FC 1950 - 1988; Wudinna United FC 1989 - Present.

The history of our club began in 1918 when Wudinna and Yaninee football clubs began as part of the Central Eyre Peninsula Football Association. Pygery joined in 1923. After a WWII recess from 1941-1945 teams became part of the LeHunte Football League. Teams in the league included Kyancutta, Warramboo, Elliston, Lock, Minnipa, Waddikee Rovers, Pygers, Wudinna and Yaninee.

In 1950 Yaninee and Pygery amalgamated to form United. Then in 1989 Wudinna and United joined together to form Wudinna United, becoming part of the Mid West Football League. It was interesting to learn that the 6 current clubs in the Mid West League have derived from 44 original football clubs in the same area.

Wudinna United celebrated the weekend with a variety of special guests including David Shipway (Past chair SA Community Football League), Peter Linder (Chair SA Country Football League), Daniel Foster (Geelong), David Hynes (our AFL veteran), Bert Woolford (Regional Football Advisory Council), Matt Cook (President of Mid West Football League) and Andrew Taheny (Game Development Coordinator EP).



Friday night we reminisced on the years gone by, with a panel of past players, coaches, trainers and supporters. It was a really entertaining evening, with stories of late nights, and probably too many drinks, bringing lots of laughs to everyone.

WUFC President Dallas Waters welcomes the crowd.

Pat Hynes, Tony Robinson, Eugene Warrior, Barry Wilkins and Dennis Best.

Buck DuBois, Peter Boylan, Sam Best, Stretch Denton, Beard Franklin

Skeeter Reed

One name that got mentioned quite a lot on the panel was Skeeter Reed, probably the best footballer from back in the day according to many locals! It was really inspirational to hear how passionate he was and still is by all accounts, about the game of football. It was great to see him on the sidelines encouraging the boys in the A grade match on Saturday too. I like to think that he helped them get over the line.

Ryan DuBois spoke to Andrew Buckham, Peter Senic, Mark Hynes and Tommy Seal

The third group to take the panel spoke about the '90s and the club's hat trick of premierships between 1992 and 1994.

Final panel for the night consisted of Greg Scholz speaking with Tom Seal, Ryan DuBois, Neil Seaman, Chris Lymn and Henry Zwar



Saturday was a beautiful sunny day for the match between Wudinna United and Western Districts. Wudinna was fortunate enough to have some young blokes, who had come home for the 100 year celebrations, on their team, which gave them the push they needed to break their losing streak. In front of a massive home crowd Wudinna fought hard to get the win with a score of 8 10 to Western Districts 6 13. 

A Grade - Back: Ron Lycett (Coach), Neil Seaman (Captain), Isaac Boylan, Mark North, Thomas Dupree, Tyson Tree, Henry Zwar, Kevin Cummings, Josh Boylan, Ryan DuBois, Chris Lymn. Middle: Samuel Buckham, Jeff Hutt, Dallas Waters, Remi North, Adam Jericho, Justin Davies, Mick Lymn. Front: Matthew Greatbatch, Jarad Tomney, David Moyse, Regan Petty, Ricky Seal, Jeb Nettle, Ryan Lymn


Game Stats...

Wudinna United 4.4, 5.6, 6.9, 8.10 (58)

Western Districts 1.0, 2.7, 4.8, 6.13 (49)

GOALS, Wudinna United : N. Seaman 1, D. Moyse 1, S. Buckham 1, J. Hutt 1, J. Tomney 1, T. Dupree 1, R. Seal 1, M. North 1

Western Districts : D. King-O'Loughlin 4, N. Hebberman 1, Z. Montgomerie 1

BEST, Wudinna United : I. Boylan, N. Seaman, R. North, S. Buckham, M. Greatbatch

Western Districts : D. King-O'Loughlin , S. Feltus, K. Gill, J. Horgan, Z. Montgomerie




Saturday night started with game day presentations and special guests David Shipway and Peter Lindner representing SACFL presenting the awards. Following those, we were treated to up-close and personal interviews with two very special guests who started their football journey in Wudinna and that led them to live out their AFL dreams Daniel Foster and David Hynes.


Special guest Daniel Foster spoke to Tommy Seal

Daniel Foster spoke about his journey through football, from junior days through to AFL level football and his time at Geelong. Dan spoke candidly about his time at Geelong and talked of injury, salary, and how it was a high pressure time. He played 17 games between 2000 and 2002 for Geelong Football Club and went on to speak about his decision to leave AFL and come home to the farm at Wudinna. 

"When Dan started at United as a young Colt, he was surrounded by “Foster” lads, and they could ALL play. From his insanely talented brother to his twin cousins that spent 95% of their time playing “wars” and building forts over behind the Yaninee Sports Club in the scrub. But one thing always stood out about Dan. Intensity. Every time I addressed the lads as a group he was “front and square” staring intensely straight at me, and never missed a single word I uttered. He had to work harder on his skills than ANY of the Foster boys, and by memory was not as athletically blessed as some of his cousins. But boy he would work. There could not be a better example for any young footy player hoping to extract maximum results from available ability. And after all, that is what it is all about, on an individual level." - Gavin Branford.

Daniel Foster

David Hynes

Special guest David Hynes, another homegrown hero, spoke about his time playing for SANFL club Port Adelaide from 1985-1990. During which time he played in their 1988, 1989 and 1990 Premiership teams. He won the Fos Williams Medal in 1992 in a State of Origin match SA vs. VIC.

David made his AFL debut with the West Coast Eagles in 1991 and spoke about his time with them until 1995 including playing in the 1994 AFL Grand Final win over Geelong. He then went to Fremantle in 1996 where he spent two seasons with the club. During his time at Fremantle he also represented South Fremantle in the WAFL and was lucky enough to win the Simpson Medal for best player in their 1997 Premiership team.

David spoke highly of his parents Tom and Val (pictured above), his teammates and coaches including legendary local Skeeter Reed and his "Uncle Pat" who inspired him at the beginning of his career. It was a pleasure listening to his stories, we're very lucky he was able to come all the way home from W.A. to join in the celebrations and share some of his journey.


Well done to all those involved with the weekend, the hours spent setting up the club and gathering all the memorabilia, catering, decorating, arranging for special guests. It was a magnificent feat and one that we are all proud of. Our community may be small but we sure come together in times like these and it's really great to see. I have a small boy who lives and breathes football and he has some fantastic idols around him which I'm so grateful for. 

Well done to the 100 Years Committee comprising of Rick DuBois, Simon Petty, Marko Klante, Greg Scholz, Greg Dubois, Andrew Buckham, Peter Boylan and Dallas Waters.




(Smarty Pants Photography) event football Wudinna WUFC Mon, 25 Jun 2018 01:42:11 GMT
Benita and Eugene Benita and Eugene have been blessed with their fifth beautiful daughter Sage Harper. Her big sisters are so in love with little Sage and who wouldn't be, she is adorable. I think mum and dad will have lots of helpers with this little doll, and Sage will have the best role models in her four big sisters. I take my hat off to you Benita, it takes a strong woman to raise daughters and I know you will be amazing as you've already done such a great job with your big girls. 

(Smarty Pants Photography) family newborn wudinna Mon, 11 Jun 2018 11:06:02 GMT
Film's not dead. Part 2 Follow up to my last post, here's the compact and cool Olympus Trip 35. A neat little point and shoot camera with a 40mm f2.8 lens, solar-powered light metering and four position focus system. This camera was introduced in 1967 and produced right up until 1984. I found the focusing kind of tricky as you really had to estimate how far you were from your subject. I showed my mum these and she said the really out of focus ones reminded her so much of the actual photos floating around at the time this camera was popular. So keeping it real, I've included even those.

This camera was really compact but felt weighty with a solid build. Winding the film after each shot was very nostalgic and gave me a good feeling. I really enjoyed shooting with this pocket camera and think it would be awesome for travel photography once you get the hang of it.

Here are the photos I took... the good, the bad and the ugly haha!


(Smarty Pants Photography) film film photography olympus olympus trip personal project Thu, 07 Jun 2018 22:52:11 GMT
Film's not dead. Part 1. So much has happened this year and the most important thing is the steps I've take to be more present and spend more time on myself and my own life journey. This has been an amazing time because I stopped saying "what if" and started actually doing the things that I've always wanted to do. One of these self-discovery pathways has lead me to some old film cameras I've had for years! I came across them while searching for something else and decided to see if they worked for one, and what they could produce. I have to say I am really surprised at the results!


The Pentax A3 is an SLR (like DSLR without the digital!) and sports a f1.7 50mm lens. This camera was an absolute dream. Super easy to focus and automatic winding made it really fun to use. I found it so difficult looking for the preview of each shot on the back of the camera which obviously weren't there! Then to wait for the film to be developed was hard and felt like a lifetime before I could see these images. In reality only about a week as I had to post them off to the film lab Atkins Pro for those interested!

Here are all the shots I took with the Pentax... (Olympus Trip photos to come in next post!)

(Smarty Pants Photography) 35mm film film photography old school pentax pentax a3 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 06:27:56 GMT
Angela & Anthony "We're all a little weird and life's a little weird and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love"

Flange and Fang. Could we please take a moment to reflect on the awesomeness of this couples nicknames for a second. I can still feel the hurt in my cheeks from all the laughs I had from these two.  The adorable Angela who clearly hearts the hell out of Anthony was such a relaxed bride. It was easy to see that their marriage was going to be a long and loving one. Anthony, who's side job could be comedian, was so keen to marry his sweetheart, I don't think he stopped smiling all day.

Their wedding had been planned as an outdoor ceremony in front of the iconic Martindale Hall. But due to relentless rain, moved to indoors at very close by Coach House, which is a magnificent structure in it's own right. The fires were lit, and Father Patrick McInerney held the guests captive as he married Angela and Anthony on this cold day in April. 

Dress: Ultimate Bride

Hair & Make Up: Peta Short

(Smarty Pants Photography) clare valley wedding weddings Tue, 29 May 2018 04:42:33 GMT
Philippa & Lindsay Saturday 31st March 2018, the weather was perfect and sunny in Streaky Bay S. A. On the green grass of the foreshore, overlooking the calm waters of the bay, Lindsay married the love of his life Philippa, while their gorgeous daughter Mallaya played joyfully at their feet.

After the formalities we drove to Smooth Pool, a spectacular local marine sanctuary, for some photos. The landscape was breathtaking to say the least. So much so I drove back the next morning with my drone to get some awesome shots from the sky!

The night was spent celebrating with their closest friends and family right on the beach overlooking the jetty. The sunset was gorgeous and the locally caught seafood was superb. It really is one of the best parts of the world and right in my own backyard.

I'm so grateful to have been a part of their day, Philippa is one of the kindest and most caring people. At her hens party surrounded by her closest girls, she went around the group and said something wonderful about each and every one of them, this shows the kind of person she is. Lindsay you sure are a lucky fella!


(Smarty Pants Photography) Thu, 26 Apr 2018 02:32:31 GMT
Bodie John Ellen and Tim welcomed their second son Bodie, brother to Jet, on Thursday 1st March 2018 and I was super lucky enough to be able to capture the moment he entered the world. I can't even begin to describe all the feelings this opportunity gave me. It was such an honour and very humbling to be on the sidelines for Tim and Ellen as they brought this tiny human into the big wide world. It was a huge day for all and the results speak for themselves. Massive congratulations and lots of love to these guys. Birth photography is certainly something I would love to do more of and I'm grateful for each of my clients who consider me for the job of documenting this miracle.


(Smarty Pants Photography) Sun, 08 Apr 2018 06:55:09 GMT
Tessa and Joshua Coffin Bay was the perfect backdrop for Tess & Josh's wedding day. Emus and kangaroos at home amongst the naturally breathtaking landscape, where the bush meets the sea. Down to earth just like this stunning bride and groom. It was heartwarming to watch these two tie the knot and I always feel honoured when I get to capture a couple's love on such a special occasion. The ceremony and reception were held on the lush greens of Coffin Bay Golf Club.

Hair: Tyler Clements

Make Up: Ebony Lee - Soul Intent

Dress: Bo and Luca

Celebrant: Angela Cordon

Videography: Talina Brown

Catering: Clayle Henning

Cake: Andrea Wilson

(Smarty Pants Photography) coffin bay eyre peninsula port lincoln wedding wedding photography weddings Wed, 28 Mar 2018 02:06:56 GMT
Rachel and Eric Understanding the importance of coffee I arrived at the girls house with a brew for each of them and I could feel a sense of calm from everyone. This was a house filled with love and trust and happiness. From the moment I met Rachel, I felt such a sense of welcoming, you could see she comes from a super close knit family and that she is such a gentle caring soul who would go to the ends of the Earth for those she loves.

Eric proposed to Rachel with a wooden ring he made himself, from a sugar gum that his dad had cut down a few years ago from the front yard of his house. The love Eric has for Rachel is clear to see in their wedding photos, and Rachel's happiness when she is around Eric is contagious!

Trekking over the dunes at Wreck Beach and watching Eric lift Rachel in a "Dirty Dancing Lift" moment was one of the absolute highlights of the day and a memory I won't forget in a hurry. There were cheers and high fives all around when they pulled it off. There was also a moment at sunset on the balcony of the Golf Club where the oldest married couple at the reception were giving the youngest married couple a few tips on marriage. Number one was never go to bed angry at each other. It was lovely to see the young couple lean on every word of great advice they were handed. The scenery at the Port Lincoln Golf Club was breathtaking.

Rachel almost died when I jokingly told her I lost her rings under a bush! (Sorry Rach, I have a sick sense of humour!) Rachel's sister Lauren made the most amazing g/f cake I've ever tasted with several layers of deliciousness. In every aspect of the wedding they tried to incorporate their family and friends. Further cementing my views of this super close knit environment and sense of community.  It was so much fun hanging out with these young lovers for the day. I am so happy to have been able to share it with them and share it with you all.

Dress: Bridal on Pulteney

Hair: KC Hair Salon

Make Up: The Beauty Room

Cake: Lauren Kate Cakes


(Smarty Pants Photography) eyre peninsula port lincoln weddings Mon, 26 Feb 2018 01:13:01 GMT
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.

Scroll to bottom of page for recipe.




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