This past winter, I wanted to challenge myself photographically. I wanted to photograph couples in real life situations, simple everyday things like snuggling on the couch or buying fruit at a farmers market. I was so excited to spend some more time with the lovely Will and Erin, who’s wedding I photographed in November last year. We met at the Gleadell Street Farmers Market in Fitzroy on a beautifully hot Saturday morning, and I just photographed things as they happened. It definitely pushed me outside my comfort zone and I loved the energy and colour of the outdoor market. There is beauty in the everyday, sometimes you just need to pause and notice it. xx
Some of you guys may remember that we went to Singapore and Malaysia last year. This time, it was my turn to tag along with Sam who had a Science conference at the Golden Sands hotel on Batu Ferringhi beach, near Penang. Can I just say, it was so lovely to be the one with no responsibilities! So…. my time was largely spent by the pool, devouring books and getting my tan on (didn’t work as well as I had hoped unfortunately!). My favourite part of the trip was after Sam’s conference finished we hopped on a plane to Langkawi, a small island off the coast of Penang. This island was paradise! It was less developed than Penang, and seemed less dirty. We only had two nights in Langkawi, staying at the Berjaya Langkawi Resort. I loved this hotel! Our room was in the jungle, so it was a little walk to reception and the beach, but it was totally self contained set up like a little tree hut! There were monkeys on the footpaths to keep us entertained as we walked down to the gorgoeus beach each day. It was so beautiful, there was barely anyone on it, and the sea was gorgeously clear and warm. Ahhh take me back! Seriously though, I’m not sure I could live in the humid climate! And how does anyone get any work done when it’s so beautiful and warm each day? Overall our holiday was so lovely and relaxing, I hope you enjoy some of our happy snaps! Taken on my big camera + iPhone 4S xx
We went to the ’50 Best National Geographic Photos’ exhibition at the Art Science museum at Marina Bay Sands (that crazy building above, shaped like a ship).
This is at our resort at Batu Ferringhi Beach…just having a foot reflexology massage! Apparently I eat too much sugar, work too hard and worry too much!
Spot the monkey?!
This is in paradise (AKA Langkawi).
My hands down favourite moment of our trip. Relaxing in fresh water pools above a huge waterfall. Such a hard walk to get up there, but completely worth it!
Tomorrow Sam and I are flying to Malaysia! Sam has a Science conference in Penang, and I couldn’t be more happy to tag along of course! I’m dreaming of sun, white sand and complete relaxation… I’m so ready for this. It feels like a long time since we’ve had a holiday! I think winter does that to you. We return on the 18th of September, so please forgive any delays in replying to emails. I’m not sure what the internet situation will be, but I might post a few photos of our trip on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you have a fabulous day! xx
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