Brisbane… That time I fell in love.

I went to Brisbane at the end of March. First time visit there for me and it did not disappoint! My husband and I went over together, leaving the kids with family to get away for a weekend while we attended a seminar at the QUT. (Which is for another blog post!) Now that I’ve been on a plane a few times and worked out that I can travel safely with my camera, you bet I took my baby along for the trip!

South Bank puts Perth to shame… The lush greenery, the night life and not to mention the 24/7 Pancake Parlor that’s in an old Cathedral…. Shame…

Of course, it was a wet, humid heat that kind of makes you feel like you need a shower, the second you step out onto the street. Honestly, I think I could get used to it, but it would take some time!

Brisbane was never somewhere I wanted to see or spend time, as most of the hype has always been for Melbourne… and my trips to Melbourne were pretty great, but not great enough that I could see myself living there.

The things that struck me about Brisbane is the gorgeous architecture, trees everywhere, weird whistling pigeons(?) and how even on a Sunday night at 11pm we could step out for a decent meal and the city was still pretty lively.

Anyways, I hope you enjoy the snaps and come back later when I tell ALL about the reason why we headed over there in the first place! Highly recommended for those true crime fanatics!!!!

In the Secret Garden with Spectra Doll

For Spectra Doll’s June shoot, we got together in the “not so” Secret Garden! Honestly, it’s beautiful, and I’d heard many things about this location over the last few years and more so now that I’ve “came out” as a photographer. The Secret Garden is Unusual for its mystic and charm being located in amongst a reasonably new residential development. For all that I’d heard about it, the Secret Garden is accessible and open to the public. Nobody “owns” it and people frequent the area quite often. Often enough that it prevented us completing the shoot without being interrupted by locals.

So, for what it’s worth it is a lovely little location that I would use again. Being a lover of nature, with my own preference for shooting on location the Secret Garden provides a sweet location within 15 mins of home that will get the job done. The only down fall is that it’s too busy for doing nude work, at the risk of offending anybody that passes by.

Here are a few of my favourites from the day but if you’d like to see more then visit