Family Portraiture

Please contact me if you are interested in some family portraits.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Family.LFP.blog

Advertisements

Fifteen Years

Tomorrow I will have been married 15 years.

Pretty cool for a commitment -phobe.  Maybe i’m over that!

The journey is the point and I would not want to experience it with anyone else – loving the mid-story.

Twoo Wuv!

Louise2

Dream Kitchen

It is not every day you get to re-invent your kitchen.  In fact, it is probably a once in a life time thing.  We were lucky enough to have that opportunity.  The after is so much better than the before.

Gone are the days of checked carpet, bench tops at knee height, yellow flakey paint, no bench space and a fridge in the next room.

With the help of Dave at The Kitchen Maker, we created this gorgeous space.

Our favourite part is the custom glass photograph splash back.  It is an image I captured a few years ago while we were holidaying in our favourite spot in the Blue Mountains.  Mark wrote in sparkler while the kids directed and I shot.

It makes me smile every time I see it and reminds me of family and good times.

Kitchen.blog

Bush Adventures

The girls and I spent 5 days in the bush near Bathurst with friends in a little piece of Aussie paradise.  As much as I think of myself as a coastal girl, the opportunity to be in the middle of ‘nowhere’ without another house or road or even the noise of a car, was just what I needed.  A 4WD would have been good, but that’s another story!

Four mums, nine kids, 2 dogs, sunshine, food and wine, a river, an evening fire, kayaks, bikes, hikes, goats, kangaroos and no snakes.

I am now able to jump start a car – also another story.

 

 

Something to celebrate

This week I had the absolute honour of photographing my wonderful niece in the moments before she left with her besties for her school formal. It was one very excited household full of family admiring the oldest cousin on the cusp of adulthood. My girls were in awe of their playmate and sometime babysitter. Over the yeas I have watched this lovely girl blossom into a beautiful, confident, generous, warm, funny and loyal young woman. I am so happy with these images that I took for her and her mum, capturing these special moments.
IMG_7226.webIMG_7219.R.webIMG_7232.R.webIMG_7238.R.webIMG_7236.R.webIMG_7242.RBW.webIMG_7248.R.webIMG_7283.R.webIMG_7281.R.webStill loving my job every single day!

All content is the copyright of Louise Fletcher Photography.

More than a house

That is especially true for the lovely family I had the pleasure of capturing yesterday.  Their house is their home and after seven years they are moving.  Before packing and leaving they wanted to create some images in their home, as a way of recording memories of a special place where their two young kids grew up.  It is also the home that they transformed with a beautiful renovation to make their own, melding the old with the new.  We took photos on the swing, in the tree, in the front yard, on the couch in the lounge and with the vertical garden as a backdrop.

The family had won a school fundraiser silent auction for a shoot with me.  So all the proceeds went to the school P&C.  Thank you for your generous contribution.  Here are just a few of the images I loved and wanted to share straight away.

These two never stopped giggling and smiling – sitting on their favourite swing.

IMG_6736R-Exposure CThe fifth member of the family who I really did want to steal (borrow).

IMG_6847.R-Exposure BWThis gorgeous dog is truly loved and these two have such a special bond.

IMG_6836.R-Exposure BWLovely to meet you and capture your wonderful ‘huggy’ family in your beautiful home.IMG_6781.R-Exposure CI loooove my job so much.  It is such a privilege to do what you love.

All content is the copyright of Louise Fletcher Photography.

A stake in the creative sand

Just start.  Just do something.  Take an action, any action.  Then keep going.

That is what my friend Angela did.  She is a wonderful and passionate artist, wife and mother to three gorgeous kids.  Her youngest is only 10 months.  She really wanted to take her art to the next level, to get out of her comfort zone and to put herself out there, in the world, in the public eye.

So Angela hired an empty shop space for 10 days and created a pop-up studio and gallery.  She was there every day painting and available to meet with and connect with people who visited her space.  She had conversations with them about her work, she asked them what they liked, what they were looking for, which images inspired them.  And she sold some work.

What Angela did was put a stake in the sand.  She booked the space then worked out everything she had to have ready for the opening of her gallery/studio.  She had a deadline that wasn’t going away.  It all came together and I told Angela how inspired I was by what she had accomplished.  She thanked me and said that my blog and progressing with my photography was one of the things that inspired her to take that step.  Ahhh, group hug!

I visited Angela in her studio one cold morning and took some photos to share with you all.  Please visit Angela at her website and her facebook page.  Many of the paintings you see below have been sold but she is working on a new series.  Not sure of the subject, but follow her to find out more.

Untitled-aUntitled-1Untitled-b

IMG_6658.RIMG_6679.RWhat was so wonderful to see was Angela’s two daughters got involved. They were inspired by their mum to paint, exhibit and sell their own work too.  They achieved a tidy little sum.  So, go on, just start.  What is your first step?

All content is the copyright of Louise Fletcher Photography.

 

Finding your voice

My mum was an artist.

She studied fine art at University; she taught high school art; she had her own studio where she immersed herself in her work; she visited galleries big and small; she read books; she watched the news and documentaries and she talked to people all the time.

Her work evolved and transformed, but it was her voice, her point of view no matter what the subject or medium.

We each have a distinct way of seeing the world based on our own life experiences.  We all have something to say and a unique way of saying it.  Sometimes I find I am so concerned with finding my voice, that I forget I already have one.

Over the weekend I attended (virtually) a workshop which opened my eyes to a way of seeing families and portraiture that I hadn’t really been conscious of.  As I took a look back at my pictures, I noticed that my favourites shared a common thread of connection, of love, of moments shared.  There was a common voice I hadn’t seen before, or at least not in a way I was really present to.  Sometimes it takes something outside of ourselves to hold up a mirror to who we already are.

IMG_2773.R.cropIMG_6147.R.cropIMG_2074.RIMG_0582.R2Post.16.03.12.04IMG_4510.RPost.16.03.12.06012.Louise.Fletcher.blog021IMG_9591.R.cropblog02IMG_3303.Rblog20IMG_2479.R22.Beauty IMG_0860.R copy IMG_4345.RBWcrop IMG_3867.RAll content is the copyright of Louise Fletcher Photography.