Newborn Photography

Newborn Photography

newborn photography

newborn photography

Looking for babies and their families to be involved in our new documentary black and white newborn photography sessions.

Babies need to be between 0 and 12 weeks old.

The session will be complimentary and you will be supplied with a gift print for participating

Call Cathy on 9526 8288. Available for a strictly limited time only

Golden Hour

What is so special about the golden hour?

The golden hour is the one hour before sunset or the one hour after sunrise.

golden-hourThe sun at this time of day sits lower in the sky, shadows are longer and light is really appealing and even. The light is quite diffused and soft often with ambient glows of yellow and gold.

When planning my photo shoot  timing with my wedding couples, I always work around sunset times. Making sure our schedule gives us enough time to be in the right location for the perfect light. This light does tend to disappear quite quickly, Although the light is beautiful and soft, it hits its intensity at approximately 5 mins before sunset time and 5 minutes after sunset time. This is  when the colours tend to be at their most intense.

There is nothing quite as beautiful as the light at the golden hour.

To help with this, here is a link to Sydney sunset times for this year.

http://www.timeanddate.com/sun/australia/sydney

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What To Do If It Rains On Your Wedding Day

 Do you have a plan “B” for your wedding day if the weather is not ideal?

It doesnt have to be the end of the world! Heres what to do if it rains on your wedding day.

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If you aren’t blessed with perfect weather on your wedding day, don’t let it be a downer!

You should still be able to get fantastic images.  But planning is of the essence.

Firstly discuss all your photo options with your photographer, you need  a contingency plan, what’s the back up? Its always best to have Plan B sorted before the wedding day, that way you are not wasting valuable photo time discussing what you should do on the day. I like to meet with couples about  a month before the wedding and go through the timing and photo locations with all my brides and grooms. Plan B is always discussed at this time, that way the couple can notify all those involved, such as cars and reception venue of alternative arrangements should they be required.

If it does rain on your wedding day we look at all options available to us, is there a local hotel you can go to (often they require permission).  Can you seek shelter under a bridge but still get water views and stay dry?  Are there any picturesque buildings that you could use that would provide ample cover yet have sufficient light for photography? How about your reception venue?  Would they allow you to arrive early and use the premises (don’t assume you can, they may well have a wedding before yours).

Don’t forget pubs/bars, and cafés are a pretty good back up too.

Ask the car hire company if they supply umbrellas, (most do), they make for fantastic props. Or if you’re particular about the colour of umbrellas, purchase some for the big day.

Ask the photographer if they have an indoor studio you can use? We do, and have used it a number of times.

Remember time is of the essence on a wedding day. Don’t waste it by not being well prepared for your photo session. Your photographer should be able to guide you on the day, so make sure he/she discusses what to do if it rains on your wedding day……BEFORE the big day.

If you have any question about weather plans, feel free to email us at studio@diamondphotography.com.au

Happy Planning!

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Curzon Hall Wedding Photos

Curzon Hall Wedding Photos

This is Layamara and Marks, wedding story board. What an easy going, fun bridal party they were to photograph.

After a lovely ceremony at St Mary’s Catholic church Manly, we headed off to Blues Point Reserve for the official photos. A great location to capture some lovely photos of sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Perfect to show case to Layamaras family overseas.

Afterwards we made our way to the reception venue and made good use of the  spectacular grounds. Curzon Hall Wedding Photos are truly beautiful.

Enjoy this little sneak peak of their wedding day.

Photography by Cathy- Diamond Photography

Reception at www.curzonhall.com.au 

 

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2014 In Pictures Weddings Portraits and Pets Of This Year

2014 in Pictures Weddings Portraits and Pets of this year

We have had a wonderful year, photographing all these weddings, countless couples and portraits, and of course the new introduction of puppy portraits has brought so many laughs.

Merry Xmas & Happy New Year

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A Beautiful Proposal

A Beautiful Proposal
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How did your Fiance Propose?

 Getting Married in 2015? How did your fiance propose?
On one knee in a romantic restaurant? Under the stars? On a secluded beach?
Tell us your memorable moment of when he slipped that ring on your finger, and you could WIN your wedding photography (Value $2,500) for FREE
SIMPLY    email Cathy studio@diamondphotography.com.au and tell us about that special moment.

Wedding Photography – Danielle and Grants Special Day

Wedding Photography: Danielle and Grants big day 1st November.

It was an absolute pleasure to be involved in Danielle and Grant wedding photography. Danielle and Grant were married at St Therese Parish Mascot, by father Roger Manalo… a rather entertaining priest who ensured there were lots of laughs mixed in with the wedding vows.

After the ceremony, well it poured, like..torrential rain, thank goodness we were fortunate enough to have lots of time up our sleeve and headed to Little Bay beach where the weather had calmed and we were able to get some beautiful photos.

A beautiful celebration of their wedding was then held at the Stamford Plaza.

It was  a pleasure being involved in your wedding photography. X

Danielle wore a stunning gown from www.hugsforbrides.com.au

Absolutely incredible make up as usual by Kerrie at www.anlairbrushing.com.au

Reception at the Stamford Plaza www.stamford.com.au/ssa/weddings

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Sutherland Shire Wedding Photographer – Melissa and Andrews Wedding Story Board

 Melissa and Andrews story board:

Wedding Photographer: Diamond Photography and Video, Caringbah

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What a beautiful wedding this was, such a  fun couple, and easy going bridal party.

From tic tac moments, Ned Kelly, surfer boy hair moments and some room shuffling, (you had to be there), it was all just part of the fun.

Melissa and Andrew’s  Civil Ceremony took place locally along the waters of Salmon Haul Reserve cronulla with a lovely Reception following at Summer Salt Restaurant.

While the bridal party had their formal pictures taken guest enjoyed a champagne   service provided by Bubby events. http://www.weddingdecorationssydney.com.au/

All their location photos were taken at Darook Park, Cronulla, and provided a beautiful backdrop.

Melissa’s gown By Luelle Bridal www.luellebridal.com

Reception at Summer salt Restaurant www.summersalt.com.au

It was an absolute pleasure being involved in your special day. Cath x

 

 

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Sutherland Shire Wedding Photography – Chris and Kristy’s Wedding

Sutherland Shire Wedding Photography: Chris and Kristy Brookes Wedding Day

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Kristy and Chris were married on the terrace of the Waterfront Function Centre, Sans Souci, where their Reception was also held. After the ceremony the couple moved onto Carrs park cottage for their formal photo session with their bridal party.

A brief exit from the reception venue during dinner gave us a few minutes to capture the sunset on the mariner.

Enjoy a quick sneak peak of their wedding images

Venue; http://www.waterfrontfunctions.net.au

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HMAS Watson Navy Chapel Wedding

HMAS Watson Navy Chapel Wedding – Jess and Ben’s Story.

A gorgeous October Day: Jess and Ben had a  HMAS Watson Navy Chapel Wedding. The chapel on the hill was the perfect location. Photos followed at the helipad on the grounds of the base, with a beautiful city skyline for the backdrop, A quick trip to observatory hill for some more location photos, before we finished up at Dockside, Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour for the reception.

Jess wore a beautiful gown created by Nicole Michelle Couture http://www.nicolemichelle.com.au

Reception: http://docksidegroup.com.au

Jess and Ben’s Story Board

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