Melbourne’s historic Luna Park at St. Kilda was the location for a great photographic shoot.
The actors, representing a typical family having fun at this iconic venue, were great to work with. Although they had not worked together previously the kids did an excellent job, taking direction really well and making my job as photographer a joy.
The recent shoot I did at the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadrons’ new facilities involved many of the skills I have developed in the area of fresh food photography.
Liaising with the client to meet their expectations of course is of particular importance, but also is creating the correct light to play off the food and tabletop items. Collaboration with the stylist is essential and I was fortunate to work with a great stylist – Melanie Quirk from On Q Events & PR.
I also had great support from Chris Livaditis the House Manager,
Nicky Petzke Functions Coordinator and of course the food from the kitchen of Barry Davis, Head Chef.
It was a long day but the results were fantastic.
The website BYS weddings went live
Please take the time to check out the new website http://www.bysweddings.com.au
This is an outstanding and unique reception venue. Shaun McKenna from Image Eight Wedding Photography is delighted to be a part of the exciting developments at BYS and looking forward to a season of weddings and celebrations at this beautiful venue on the Mornington Peninsula.
Each time a do a shoot for Pepper Constructions I find their attention to detail is outstanding!
Having completed extensive photography displaying their home extensions, renovations and home builds over many years I am always impressed with their professionalism and collaborative approach with clients.
This team of professional builders, tradesmen and design staff want positive outcomes at every stage.
I really enjoy photographing their latest creations.
Great to see that Justin Metcalf, World Barista Judge, and one of Australia’s most recognised Coffee and Café consultants has just announced that he is now producing coffee and lifestyles podcasts.
His business was developed to provide café training and to promote the specialty coffee industry in Australia and throughout the world. Concentrating initially on perfecting the skills of the Barista, Justin’s passion led to an active involvement in the speciality roasting industry, where he has established a reputation as a Master Roaster.
The lifestyle podcasts are a excellent way for Justin to share some of his stories of all things coffee and some sporting hobbies as well.
Combining music, sport, lifestyles and coffee.
Over 100 new pens and more visitor berths on Port Phillip
Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron on Port Phillip Bay is expanding its existing Safe Boat Harbour. The expansion will accommodate an additional 110 berths an upgrade of 35 visitor marina berths. Berth sizes will be from 10 to 25 metres.
The upgrade will have the capacity to offer secure permanent all-weather berthing facilities and to offer temporary safe berthing space to visiting yachts participating in yachting events or boats in trouble. The works involve an extension of the existing wave wall, replacement of the existing slipway and the creation of a new hardstand and travel lift facility.
The Blairgowrie Safe Boat Harbour plays an important role in contributing to a network of safe harbours for southern Port Phillip Bay. To support ongoing active boating and social programs the club has completed a Master Plan for redevelopment. The project involves the following:
Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron says that the Safe Boat Harbour reconfiguration project is focused on creating an attractive and welcoming multipurpose facility which can cater for current and future members’ needs while at the same time retaining the club’s culture and history.
The extension to the Blairgowrie Safe Boat Harbour is expected to be complete by October 2015. A waiting list is in place for new berth sales.
For more information go to the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Website – www.bys.asn.au.
Working with Sue Allnutt and her team at Nuttshell Graphics on a book to celebrate the 100 year history of Warners Nurseries has been a wonderful and inspirational experience! The following article was featured in the The Weekly times recently.
From humble beginnings, Warners Nurseries has grown and prospered through four generations to become one of Australia’s most successful wholesale nurseries.
Despite changes in methodology over the years, Warners has maintained a consistent approach to providing the ultimate customer experience. While their plant range has changed over the years, nursery production methods have ensured delivery of a premium product, every time.
FROM its beginnings as a flower shop hole in the wall to its emergence as a nursery empire, Warners nursery has chalked up its century.
Working its way from the inner Melbourne suburb of Auburn to Narre Warren, via Camberwell, Burwood and Rowville, the business has been supplying plants for Melbourne gardens since 1914.
It all started when William Richard Warner stepped off a boat from England and decided to sell flowers.
Four generations later the nursery business is run by Warner siblings and cousins Michael, Michael, Kelly, Darren, Matt, Bill and Damien, and in its centenary year they rebranded the business from Warner’s Nurseries to simply Warners, updating its logo.
The new website and book have been launched. Also in the pipeline is the development of a 3.2ha block next to its 15ha Narre Warren North site.
I wish Warners Nurseries all the very best for the next 100 years.
About 35 per cent of the 30 staff have been with the nursery for more than 15 years — sales manager Andrew Smith and advanced production super Mark Foy have been on board for 25 years.
I am always delighted to be working with the team at the Lake House – what a spectacular venue!
Their Terrace Room has been recently refurbished – this flexible and stylish space echos the country style found throughout the rest of the property.
With multiple meeting rooms, breakout spaces, the private Terrace Bar with open fireplace and an expansive outdoor area with a wood fired pizza oven, The Terrace Room is perfect for an intimate meeting or a larger conference of 100 plus delegates.
I look forward to again working with the team and enjoying the Lake House surroundings during the Spring!
Just been working on a poster campaign for Monash University’s Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering. We had to go and meet up with some seriously smart Graduates from Monash Uni, and photograph them in their workplace. Shaun McKenna put together 8 versions of posters which will be displayed at the Monash Open Day.