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Our blog contains news and snippets of some wonderful weddings and portraits we have been privileged to photograph. Also included are photos from our everyday life and interests. Enjoy browsing!

Alisha & Aidan

Black & white never looked so good.  Anyone who has had the pleasure of getting to know Alisha knows she is rather taken by all things black & white.   Well, the black and white theme chosen for Alisha and Aidan’s wedding was not only appropriate but also very striking.  I was particularly taken by Rhiannon and Lizzie’s flower girl outfits, and the stunning bouquet made entirely from broaches which complimented Alisha’s stunning dress.  Aidan also scrubbed up quite well – and yes I am taking a few liberties given Aidan is our nephew!  It was a privelege to photograph Alisha and Aidan’s wedding. Click here to view more photos.

Wedding Photos Bride & groom in Perth

Thank you Alisha and Aidan for letting us share your special day.  And Alisha, I promise not to chase you with a camera ever again – but as the photos show, you have no need to be camera shy. May God bless you in your life together as husband and wife. Click here to view more photos.

David :)

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Michelle & David

Michelle and David’s wedding was simply delightful.  Despite recent health setbacks Michelle was a wonderful example of how to take things in your stride and have a positive outlook on life.  It was obvious nothing was going to spoil David and Michelle’s special day.  We were also thrilled by the horse and carriage that was part of the celebration.  Susan was so taken by the beauty and majesty of the horse and carriage she suggested we should do the same for our 25th wedding anniversary!   Thank you so much Michelle and David for allowing us to be a part of your special day. Click here to view more photos.

May God bless you. May your love for each other grow and remain strong in your life together as husband and wife. Click here to view more photos.

David :)

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Kirsty & Eric

I was particularly thrilled to assist Susan in photographing Kirsty and Eric’s wedding. Eric has been a colleague of mine at R.I.C. Publications for some 13 years. It has been a delight to see how Kirsty has brought out the best in Eric, and I am confident they will support and nurture each other as husband and wife.  Click here to view more photos.

Perth Bride and groom

Thank you Kirsty and Eric for the opportunity to be a part of your special day. We pray God’s blessings on your life together. Click here to view more photos.

David :)     PS:  A special hello to Kirsty’s dad, Lionel.  Go Dockers er mmm I mean Eagles!

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Zorica & Michael

It was a rather hot day for Zorica and Michael’s wedding.  But the heat wasn’t able to dampen the joy and celebration of their special day.  The opportunity to shoot some photos at City Beach also provided a refreshingly cool sea breeze.  The beach was also of special significance because of Michael’s keen interest in fishing.  Click here to view more photos.

Perth Bride & Groom

Thank you Zorica and Michael for being so easy to work with it and for the wonderful opportunity to be a part of your special day. Click here to view more photos.

David :)

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Sam & Daniel

Sam and Daniel’s wedding was a treat to photograph as we knew Sam’s parents David & Myshelle, also got to catch up with many familiar faces at Girrawheen Baptist Church where the ceremony was held. The sun shone brightly but was not scorching, and Sam and Daniel were a delight to photograph – happily and patiently allowing us to just shoot that extra ‘one or two photos’ at almost every location. The vintage train at Whiteman Park was particularly fun, . Click here to view more photos.

Perth Wedding Bride and Groom

Thank you Sam and Daniel for the privilege of photographing your special day . May your love for each other grow and remain strong in the Lord. Click here to view more photos.

David :)

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Finally! The Wanneroo Show

A thousand apologies for taking so long to put these photos from the Wanneroo Show on our blog!  Life has been rather hectic and my recent ill health meant a few projects, including this blog, got somewhat delayed.   The show was once again a terrific family event which even the heavy downpour of rain on the last evening was not able to spoil!  Many people bravely waited for the rain to pass and stayed on to watch the final night’s firework display.

Wanneroo Show Fireworks

Hope you enjoy viewing some of our images from show.  Click here to go directly to the master  2012 Wanneroo Show Gallery Page.

David :)

Shannon & Mike

The opportunity to photograph Shannon and Mike’s wedding was particularly significant as Shannon is Susan’s niece.  It was lovely to hear the way their vows conveyed their obvious love, commitment, aspirations and understanding of one another.  The school grounds of St. Brigid’s (where Shannon teaches) provided a delightful, picturesque location on a very bright hot afternoon.  The bridal party was relaxed and made the task flow easily.  Click here to view more photos.

Perth Wedding Bride and Groom

Thank you Shannon and Mike. We pray God’s blessings on your life together. Click here to view more photos.

David :)

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Girls’ Brigade Western Australia Awards 2012

GIRLS' BRIGADE WA 2012

Susan had the privilege of photographing The Girls’ Brigade Western Australia Awards Night for 2012 – having done so since 2009.  Susan has been so encouraged by her exposure to GBWA, she signed up to serve as a leader at the new Kingsley company which started up in our home church this year!  Our daughter, Chloe, has also joined the company as a mini-junior.

Please click here to view the Proof Gallery. Please note the link is password protected and is for viewing by family and friends of the participants. Please use the password supplied to participants in the newsletter.

Regards,

David Booth :)

Towards understanding Aperture and Shutter speed settings

It’s time to Pay it forward again with another photography tip.  Settings your DSLR camera to auto or ‘P’ mode may be fine if all you want to do is get reasonably good photos and snap shots without much fuss and bother. However, if you desire to improve as a photographer and enhance your skills and expand your creativity, then you will definitely need to spend some time learning how to use the various features of your dslr and explore the way ISO, Aperture and Shutter speed can vary the look and feel of the photos you take.  Sometimes the subject, the light conditions, the nature of the event may require greater control to get the shot! For example, if you are shooting in auto mode and your subject is standing in front of a very bright sunlit window, the chances are they will be underexposed and very dark compared to the brightly lit background. To overcome this, you need to learn how and when to use some fill flash or change the exposure (see the fill flash tip below). Thankfully there are plenty of helpful tips and tutorials freely available on the internet – including the RSS feeds on our Pay it forward page under Enhance you photography with David Ziser, Neil van Niekerk and The Digital Photography School.

One great website I would like to highlight in this post is camerasim.com which has a nifty and very helpful DSLR camera simulator which let’s you see how changing such things as aperture, shutter speed, ISO, focal length effects the images you capture. A good place to start is The SLR camera explained interactive page which explains how a DSLR works. It is a step-by-step walkthrough of what aperture, shutter speeds, and ISO settings are all about. It only takes a few minutes to complete.

The next page to move onto is their DSLR Camera Simulator page (a live link to the simulator is embeded below). This is a virtual camera where you can play around with the different settings and combinations. Click the blue “i” (the help mode) to learn about the camera controls. Tweaking the various controls and then clicking the shutters shows you how the photo of the little girl will look. You can also check the tripod option to see how it can help to get sharper photos in some situations. Dave Johnson of PCWorld has wriiten a very useful article which walks users through the various ways to use the simulator (although it refers to a previous version without the tripod option, the tutorial is still worth reading).

Enjoy learning,

David :)

 

 

Linda & Caleb

She’s so small and he is so tall, but together they are perfect!  With words to that effect Linda & Caleb concluded their heartfelt thoughts, shared in the presence of family and friends.  The trip down south towards Margaret River was a very special one for us, as Caleb is Susan’s nephew and has the dubious honour of having boarded with us (and survived!) when a young lad attending Woodvale Senior High School.  What a thrill it was to share in the celebration of Linda and Caleb’s marriage and to be entrusted with the privilege of photographing their special day.  Our daughter Chloe was so thrilled at the thought of traveling down south for her cousin’s wedding, we were continually kept up to date with the count down of days for a number of weeks before the event.

Thank you Linda and Caleb.  We pray God’s blessings on your life together.  Click here to view more photos.

David :)

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Kim & Matt

Kim and Matt’s wedding was one of the most relaxed and delightful events we have had the pleasure of photographing.  Even the heavy down pour of rain was not able dampen their spirit or the joy experienced by all present.

Bride & Groom in Perth

Thank you Kim and Matt for trusting us to photograph your special day. We wish you all the best in your journey together and hope the letters you have written to each other for your 10th anniversary brings back fond memories when looking back to your wedding day.  Click here to view more photos.

David :)

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