Thursday, 23 December 2010

Christmas cuteness

From all of us here at Wild Honey Photography, we wish you a joyous, peaceful, healthy and safe Christmas.
Deborah, Sarah, Lyndell & Rupert x

Wild Honey now has Eftpos

Our Christmas present at Wild Honey Photography was installed today. Making it easier for everyone to process payments, we now accept credit card and debit card payments. We're excited and can't wait to start playing with our new 'toy'. 

See you soon,
Deb & Sarah

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Taya in a tu tu.

A sweet little munchkin we photographed recently, Taya was more than happy to model in our tu tu. So, so cute!

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Devin's Formal

Be A Little Bit Swashbuckling.....

by Jeff Bezos, CEO,

Tomorrow, in a very real sense, your life – the life you author from scratch on your own - begins...

How will you use your gifts? What choices will you make?

Will inertia be your guide? Or will you follow your passions?

Will you follow dogma? Or will you be original?

Will you choose a life of ease? Or a life of service and adventure?

Will you wilt under criticism? Or will you follow your convictions?

Will you bluff it out when you’re wrong? Or will you apologize?

Will you guard your heart against rejection? Or will you act when you fall in love?

Will you play it safe? Or will you be a little bit swashbuckling?

When it’s tough will you give up? Or will you be relentless?

Will you be a cynic? Or will you be a builder?

Will you be clever at the expense of others’? Or will you be kind?

I will hazard a prediction…

When you are 80-years-old, and in a quiet moment of reflection, narrating for only yourself the most personal version of your life story – the telling that will be most compact and meaningful will be the series of choices you have made.

In the end we are our choices.

Build yourself a good story....

Friday, 3 December 2010

Amazing Melbourne

My friends are finding it a little hard to keep up with whether i'm in melbourne or the sunshine coast lately, and rightly so. i've been back and forwards so many times it's ridiculous. as i write this, i'm on the (not so sunny) sunshine coast.
i'm loving melbourne and am working towards spending more time down there and leaving sarah (and mum) in charge of the coast side of things. Rebekah and i have a groovy warehouse office space in kensington which we share with a bunch of other amazing creative people. (and while i'm at it, i'll apologise now for the 'creative' lack of capitals in my typing.)

On the 5 minute walk from macaulay train station to the office i'm treated with this wonderful array of roses and adorable architecture, both of which are pretty rare on the sunny coast so it's a real novelty to me! once again, these are snapped on the trusty iphone but i'm tempted to break out the pro camera and get some 'real' shots because it's all so beautiful.

This year has been one of growth and learning, both personally and in business (as are most years i suppose, but this one a designated year). i've done as many workshops and seminars as i could find the time and money for, such as the Nikon AIPP Event.  earlier in the year i agonised a little too long over one i really wanted to go to at the end of the year because i was concerned about the cost. i finally made the decision and went to book it, only to find out i'd missed out as it was booked out. :(  but then, a couple of weeks ago, i received an email saying someone was unable to go and i could buy their spot. this created quite a dilemma because firstly, i hadn't budgeted for it by then, secondly, the workshop was in melbourne and i was booked to be in qld at that time. should i go or not? well, anyone who's been to a jesh de rox workshop will understand that trusting what your heart is telling you is the right way to go, so i emptied my piggy bank, split my time in qld and spent an amazing week at the 'life {as an artform}' workshop. this workshop so closely fits in with the direction i'll be taking with my work in melbourne that i now have no reservations that i'm on the right path. you'll have to wait til next year to find out more about what i'll be doing, but i'm excited about it! oh, and i ended up saving money on the workshop because of the exchange rate. bonus!

also in the week of the workshop, i moved into this groovy house in carlton north which will be my melbourne home. then i flew back to the coast, as i'd scheduled work around going to joey's end of year gala awards night which was so awesome last year  and so important for joey, i wouldn't have missed it for the world. unfortunately, joey was with his father that weekend and he chose for joey not to go. but that's a whole other story!!!


Sunday, 14 November 2010

Factory Black

FACTORY BLACK was a fashion shoot inspired by Rebekah, who sourced model, hair and fashion stylists, make up artist and the awesome location. As is so often the case on a photography shoot, the need to improvise and overcome any obstacles presented itself fairly early in proceedings when the model pulled out 30minutes before she was due to arrive. The remaining team voted Rebekah to step up and replace the model so the shoot could continue. I got pushed from advisory role to main photographer, trying to follow Rebekah's vision for the shoot. Here's just a small selection from the day.

Artistic Director & Post Production: Rebekah Halls
Make Up Artist: Jacinta
Hair Stylist: Danica Daley
Wardrobe stylist: Ricky James Flynn
Photographers: Deborah Halls & Tom Donoghoe
Model: Rebekah

Friday, 12 November 2010

Revolt Melbourne Artspace

The website is now live for Melbourne's Revolt Productions as is the venue itself as well as the coffee shop. Be sure to check it out. The Grand Opening was on November 6 with a Neo-Victorian/Steam Punk theme and Rebekah and I were in charge of the studio and offering portraits on the night. Along with the photo studio and coffee shop, Revolt also houses an art gallery, theatrette, cinema room and the main stage area. Get on the mailing list so you don't miss out on the action.

Friday, 8 October 2010

iPhone fun

a little bit of iPhone fun on the way to and from a job in Noosa this evening. 

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Revolt Productions - Melbourne's newest performing arts space.

About to hit Melbourne like a meteorite, Revolt Productions is out of this stratosphere! The space, the atmosphere, the planning and foresight, will simply blow your mind. With large function areas and intimate ball rooms; theatrettes and galleries, Revolt is the venue Melbourne didn't even know it needed until it had it. The vision and brainchild of Lighting Designer Ryan Hodge, Revolt is housed in an iconic old warehouse in Kensington. Its vibrant and moody ambiance will seduce you and you'll be hooked before you know it and hanging out for the next big event. Grand opening coming soon. I'll keep you posted.