Well its that time of year and in about 18 hours I shall have finished work for 2008! Its not that I don't love what I do ( I am almost obsessed with it!) but I am absolutely knackered after an amazingly eventful year. Sold my home, moved twice, built a studio (almost done!), renovating my new home, sold the old car and bought a new one, had my best and busiest year in the business ever, employed some wonderful people, succeeded in the national and local AIPP awards and made sure I spent every Sunday and Monday exclusively with my gorgeous 4 year old son, Henry doing stuff.
I am looking forward to another busy year, with plenty of new stuff happening....it'll be very exciting! So have a wonderful, happy safe Christmas and a great New Year! I shall be on leave probably until the end of the first week in 2009, see you then! (if you get lonely and need to talk to me pop it in an email, ta!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Actually went out tonight and did some photography for me, even though I have deadlines (!), it just had to be done! What a great thing to just look at the world without the constraints of business. Trying to find some images to submit for the annual Moran Art Prize. Contemporary life in Australia is its theme, so why go far afield when its so interesting outside your front door!
Posted by Hilary Wardhaugh at 10:08 PM
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Had the very great pleasure of capturing Claire and Chris' wedding. Claire looked amazing and the whole wedding was so stylish, elegant and cosmopolitan! Have only a couple of pics here tonight as I will be posting some more soon. Family and friends will be able to see lots when I post the online gallery in a couple of days...but here is a few to tempt you! Claire eyes looked amazing!
Posted by Hilary Wardhaugh at 12:40 AM
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Another busy week photographing some GORGEOUS families in an around Canberra...Here's a few from today to tempt you..
Also, it is confirmed I shall be at the South Coast of NSE between Narooma and Merimbula between 28th December and NYE. I am only taking a few bookings after all it is Christmas, and I already a a few bookings so please call me soon,
lastly just was informed that my ACT AIPP Wedding album of the Year received a VERY close runner up. I am thrilled! I'll win next year! :)
Posted by Hilary Wardhaugh at 10:52 PM
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thanks to all of you who have become followers...For those of you who are going to be at the New South Wales south coast between the 28th December and NYE I will be doing portraits for families together at Christmas. I will have a "special" to make it tempting...will be posted very soon. Pass it on! I already have a few bookings but happy to do more and wait to enjoy the holidays after NYE! For those of you further a field, more than happy for you to fly me anywhere in the world for me to do a portrait!! :)
Posted by Hilary Wardhaugh at 8:26 AM
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I have 5 followers so far! Its amazing what can happen when you bribe people! Well its been a busy week and seems like it will be this way until the new year, when I have bigger and better things planned so watch out world!
In the meantime here is an image of my beautiful boy, Henry. Everyone who comes to the studio always asks where are the pictures of Henry, well here is, just can't see his face! Don't worry its beautiful!
Posted by Hilary Wardhaugh at 10:14 PM
Saturday, November 22, 2008
What a great day today at the handmade market, organised by Julie Nichols. I managed to raise $200 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and I know Julie has managed to raise much, much more! Great work Julie! We estimate that there were several thousand people came thru and I would like to thank all those lovely people that booked me to photograph your children! Can't wait!
Posted by Hilary Wardhaugh at 7:31 PM
Thursday, November 20, 2008
You forget how small 2 week babies are, such a wonder, so sweet...It must have been my great jokes to get wee Meg to smile whilst she was having a nap! I captured some gorgeous preggie belly photos of mum last month and now I get to meet little Meg...Newborns always make me sooooo clucky!
Posted by Hilary Wardhaugh at 10:02 PM
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Its amazing the beautiful gardens I use as my daylight studios, so lush and green...great to get my shoes off and feel the grass! Rain stopped and captured this lovely looking family including the cat! this morning after my trip into the country earlier. Am inspired by all these beautiful gardens, cannot wait to make my new one something to behold!
I think horticulture and landscaping is my next thing! :)
Posted by Hilary Wardhaugh at 9:54 PM
Managed to capture some VERY lovely portraits of these three, and mum and dad just before it started to rain...the garden is gorgeous, the light was soft and everything just clicked...it was alot of fun!!
Thanks Megan and Col for the plant cuttings!!
Posted by Hilary Wardhaugh at 9:41 PM
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Julia and Claude tied the know in style yesterday and in humour with Claude's vows bringing laughter and happy tears to many eyes!
It was great to see Bec and Jim again as its almost a year since we had a wonderful day at Bannisters in Mollymook at their wedding.
So since there are no more sister's in the family I guess I'll have to wait for the babies :)
Thanks for letting me be part of your special days....I love it!
Posted by Hilary Wardhaugh at 11:04 AM
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Had the pleasure of photographing Tim and Heidi's very moving wedding. Very emotional and with loads of love. It was a privilege to be there and capture some touching moments.
Then there was the very delightful and wonderfully articulate 6 year old Sam and his mum and dad at their VERY funky home!
And today I followed Julia and Andrew around the gardens being very romantic for their engagement. Can't wait to capture that same emotion on your wedding day in March!
Posted by Hilary Wardhaugh at 10:36 PM
Friday, October 31, 2008
It's this time of year again, when things hot up before Christmas.....and I am not talking the weather here! Have had the pleasure of seeing loads of old friends and meeting new ones recently with the portraits I'm doing and its great! Love it! Here's just a few...
Thinking Christmas presents, maybe a voucher or maybe a print from the session we have done earlier...just leave plenty of time as last orders will be taken around mid November...
Posted by Hilary Wardhaugh at 9:17 PM