And i’m feeling good…

What an incredible year it has been and it has barely started.

I feel alive and energised and excited. Also overwhelmed and chaotic and crazy, but I don’t think you can have one without the other. But unlike in the past, it doesn’t worry me as much.

So, what’s going on… Lots!

We are finally building our house – can’t wait to have space and light and more than 2 friends over.
I am the new Ethics Coordinator for our primary school. We already have 5 teachers, soon to be 6 and I need to recruit 6 more – eek!
I am taking on my fitness, diet and health with the Michelle Bridges 12 week body transformation. I need and love structure so I think this will work.
We as a family are doing the Mothers Day Classic 8km walk/run. So proud to be participating in this for the first time.
My photography business is going great and getting better and I am so excited about my new branding, which is taking a little longer than expected. All my fault because I need it to be perfect – ha ha.

So, big year and it will only get better, and busier.

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Autumn mini-session special

Can you feel that evening chill in the air?  Autumn is here and it is the perfect time to get out the diary and plan in a portrait session, with me!

With an Autumn mini-session, we will create some gorgeous images without you investing the time or expense of a full session.  Whether you have not yet experienced a professional shoot, or if you simply want some updated custom portrait images for your collection, a mini-session is fun, fast and fabulous!  autumn.2013The Autumn mini-sessions include the following:

  • One hour outdoor shoot at location local to Manly
  • Gallery of up to 20 individually edited and crafted images to select from
  • Your choice of 10 images as 5 x 7.5 in loose prints
  • Same 10 images as high-resolution (for print) and web-size digital files (for online use and sharing)
  • One 12 x 8 in wall print of your choice
  • Choose additional images from the shoot (5 x 7.5 in and digital files) at $50 each
  • 10 % off the a la carte price list

Some conditions apply:

  • Full payment is due at time of booking.  This may be transferred in case of bad weather or illness.  In the case of cancellation the full amount minus a $100 fee will be refunded
  • Sessions to take place before 30th June 2013
  • All clients are required to sign a model release, copyright and digital file agreement prior to the shoot
  • The shoot is for up to 5 people.  Additional people will be charged at $20 each.
  • Please refer to the Products and Pricing page under Information for our complete product and price list.

I look forward to hearing from you to arrange your session.

You can email me at louisefletcherphotography@mail.com.

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Celebrations of time passing

Now that I’m not a kid anymore the excitement of my approaching birthday is not as great as it was.  Other things get in the way – work, kids, family, etc.  and unless it is a birthday ending in a zero, it often passes with a card, a candle and a lot of hugs and kisses from little ones.  Not that that is a bad thing, and many of mine have passed wonderfully this way.  But this year I wanted MORE!  I wanted to really celebrate with family and friends and make a big deal of it.  At this age I feel more at peace with myself and my life than ever before and the people in my life are there for the long haul.IMG_0198.R

I invited 7 of my long time girlfriends to a night away – away from kids, husbands, responsibilities and commitments.  Six of us made it to the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley which was the perfect spot with a 3 bedroom villa, pool and spa.  What more could we want?  Dinner at Leaves and Fishes with very attentive service, great food and an even more fabulous discount.

Short but sweet, filled with chat, swims, coffee, wine, bubbly, laughter, and stimulating conversation.  Thank you girls.  Who’s next?IMG_0202.R

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No showers for 4 days and other camping stories

Our first ever family easter camping adventure.  I declare it a success.  Great weather, two great families to share the excitement, horses, wildlife, morning coffees, open fires and one hour from home.  Perfect.  Yes, there were the crowds, the lack of showers and toilets, cold nights, sausage stealing kookaburras and under catering on wine, but what’s camping without the downside?

Our fabulous campsite, right on the creek.IMG_0260.RIMG_0272The days were warm and the nights were cool which meant the creek was the source of many an adventure.Untitled-5IMG_0459 copyUntitled-2All six kids were desperate to ride the horses and with 200 on the property, it was an easy wish to fulfill.  We were given Muriel and Dice, the oldest and second oldest horses.  They knew the routine well and tried it on by eating grass at every opportunity.  My arm still feels the strain!  We could not wipe the grins off the kids faces.IMG_0373IMG_0376Untitled-3IMG_0362Untitled-4My little cowgirls!IMG_0308The Valley is private land, so camp fires were allowed.  Many marshmallows were consumed after great searching and whittling of the perfect cooking sticks.IMG_0286IMG_0417We were invited to a neighbouring campsite for brekkie damper, but next time we will remember to bring our own.  Delicious!IMG_0386IMG_0401IMG_0394 copyDaddy was a great camp worker.Untitled-1I think this was the guy that stole our sausage!IMG_0453 copyOne of the highlights was watching the evening muster.IMG_0431 copyThe last camp trip of the season.  A perfect way to celebrate easter, my birthday and to catch up with friends.  The kids had a ball and did not ask for technology once.  They were happy to play, explore, run, swim, build, observe, ride and talk, and talk, and talk…IMG_0287.ROh, and our favourite tent at the campground!IMG_0305A few lessons learnt:  bring more wine, bring warmer bedding, don’t forget the coffee pot, invest more money in a mattress!  But definitely return to this magical place.

 

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