Sept 2010


"Spirit" has had a bit of publicity since it was quickly edited and entered into the Awards last week...firstly Deb Edwards ...the beautiful model...commissioned Wendy Fantasia to paint her heritage on her body.. Wendy managed to combine elements from Debs Aboriginal, Irish and Hungarian cultural background while also portraying her daughter as a part of the artwork...the shoot was a lot of fun with Kirsty Wyatt doing makeup and Champagne and nibbles provided by Lorrainne along with copious amounts of coffee and cookies from "One Fine Day"...Mitcham Villages latest and most hip Gallery Cafe next door..I then had the Priviledge of Photographing Deb and also further enhance the story...the result is a Beautiful Coffee Table Book to Keep as a reminder of this Unique Experience and share with the generations to come..."Spirit" was awarded an AAPP National Silver Award and was a contributor to me winning the Australian Photographer of the Year hear more tune in to Amanda Blair on Wed afternoon...


Jesse Brown Kindy

Just had a fabulous week photographing all the precious little people at Jesse Brown Kindy..and for all the people who have asked I will carry on doing all the jobs that I love doing and have not changed my prices (other than my commercial rate) The studio prices are structured to suit most budgets and that won't be changing...and we also have some amazing new specialty products such as Image Portfolio Boxes and Exquisite Albums for those who would like something that is a bit special! We have also added Coffee Table Books to our Range and these can be a great alternative to an Album for that Contemporary look to your Images! For Wall Portraits we have a new range of Art Papers as well as Metallic Papers and for those just wanting to purchase A Limited Edition Landscape or a Gratton & King they are also available from the Studio....Please feel free to drop in if my lights are on...otherwise call to make an is always nice to have a chat before your shoot so that we can have a plan to suit your requirements!

From now until Xmas for any Photoshoots booked from Jesse Brown Parents $15 of the Sitting Fee will be donated to the Kindy to add to the Yearly Donation raised by the Kindy Photos!...and Im going to have to start a "Save the Cubbyhouse" Fund or I wont have anywhere to shoot in a couple of years!!! 

AAPP Australian Photographer of the Year 2010 Award - Leanne King

On Tuesday 7th Sept the AAPP held their National Awards Ceremony following a 2 day convention at Sfera's in Golden Grove. I was Priviledged to be awarded

AAPP South Australian Photographer of the Year 2010 and

AAPP Australian Photographer of the Year 2010.

I was also awarded

AAPP SA Portrait Photographer of the Year 2010

AAPP Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year 2010

AAPP Australian Commercial Photographer of the Year 2010

AAPP Open Category Photographer of the Year 2010

and got the highest scoring Print Award as well

As you can imagine it has been a lot to take in especially after such a fabulous 2 days of Inspirational speaking from Yohannes Van Kan and wife Jo from Christchurch (who had their magnificent Studio and home damaged in the earthquake while they were here)....and Steve Saporito who is the Marketing Guru of Photographers! I would like to thank the Wonderful Giving Inspirational Group of Professional Photographers who make up the AAPP for making it possible to win these but also for the encouragement and support that carries through all year and who make you feel like you are not working alone!

Hugest Congratulations to

Simone Hanckel

AAPP SA Outdoor Portrait Photographer of the Year

Jules Newcombe

AAPP SA Landscape Photographer of the Year

AAPP SA Open Photographer of the Year

AAPP Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year

Glen Dealtry

AAPP SA Wedding Photographer of the Year

AAPP Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year

Mark Dohring

AAPP SA Commercial Photographer of the Year

and to all those awarded Silvers and Gold who took part in the fabulous Images that were presented

Special thanks to Dale Smith for doing such a fantastic job in a short space of time and to all the Fabulous Sponsors x

AAPP Gold 2010 Nationals "David & Wishbone"

AAPP Gold 2010 Nationals "Verner Farm"

AAPP Silver 2010 Nationals "Nonsense" Bodyart by Wendy Fantasia

AAPP Silver 2010 Nationals "Frank"

AAPP Silver 2010 Nationals "Ali and Jamie"

AAPP Silver 2010 Nationals "Herbie" Bondi 9 Homeless