Monday, June 14, 2010

We've moved

We’ve moved our blog. The Artsnic blog has now been integrated with our main website – to make it easier to find, and easier for us to maintain. That’s the theory anyway – we’ve changed to a wordpress blog format (for those of you who care to know) and it’s a bit of a learning curve.

All posts from this blog have been transferred over and this will be removed soon.

Come and visit us at our new home!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

2010 - a photo a day for 365 days.

Brian and I each undertook a personal project this year - a photo a day for 365 days.  Now being photographers, you might think that this is an easy task.  Not so, the photos are not client photos, they're something from our personal lives.  And very often, it gets taken at the end of a very long day, about 1130pm, when I say, "oh yeah, I haven't taken my photo of the day yet...".

You can only imagine, this results in some truly boring and desperate photos - like the day I had the migraine and took a photo of the headache tablets... Oh well.  I figure somedays life is just more boring than others.  And this project is about life, not photography.  But I thought I'd share anyway :)

January 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happy Australia Day!

Happy Australia Day!

We've been so busy - many many changes coming for Artsnic and all will be revealed in the next couple of weeks. But we took some time out today to celebrate Australia Day - the photos here are from Camden's Australia Day celebrations.

Have a safe and happy Australia Day - ENJOY!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Extra Extra Read All About It!

WOOHOO!  The very first edition of 
The Artsnic News is ONLINE NOW!

You'll probably want to sign up to receive future editions by email, to make sure you don't miss out on any of the special offers we have - newsletters will be sent to our subscribers at least a week before we publish them online.  Our loyal readers will get the first chance at any special offers, so there's a definite PLUS in subscribing!

But, for January, this being the first edition we have, everyone gets to read it online at the same time.

Sign up for the newsletter online at or you can read it online by clicking the link on the left of that page!

YAY!  We're Excited!  I have a big happy silly grin on my face right now!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Let's get the PARTY started!

We always like to have a little fun during a portrait session - we're the new kids on a very old block and not afraid to try new ideas!


Ever since we attended the fab High Tea Party last October (2,000 ladies, 2 days of FUN), I've been working on plans to introduce a "pamper package" - a chance for ladies to get pampered and prettied up, then head over the the camera for a gorgeous new portrait. I had such a good time at the High Tea Party in fact, we're already booked in for October next year - with bigger and better plans!

But I just can't wait until October.....
so .....

Announcing our fun new portrait option:


Great for women & girls of all ages ... to celebrate friendships and happy times! Birthdays, P.J. Parties, Hens night, Grad / Pre-formal parties, Bridal Showers, Diva (boudoir) parties, any excuse to get your girls together for laughs.
Enjoy great music, drinks and nibblies while we pamper you with styling from our professional hair and make up artists before your session with our professional photographers.

Individual and group images will be created, as well as candid photography throughout the party. Hair and makeup are optional, and you can bring in your own food and drinks, or choose to have us arrange catering for your event. Parties can be held in your home, or any other location of your choice.
Pick a theme:
  • black and bling (jeans, black shirts, great jewelry)
  • little black dress
  • pretty in pink - great for the littlies
  • p.j. party
  • white and ice (white shirts, bling)
  • formals rewind - chance to wear that awesome dress again!
  • red hot - red shirts
  • ?
or design your own theme - we love creative ideas!

Everybody leaves the party with a fantastic goodies bag, and the hostess and every guest will receive a beautiful 5x7 print to remember their experience.  

Call today to get more information and book your party today!  02 8003 5235

Download brochures here:

Friday, January 1, 2010

HAPPY New Year!

Our first blog for 2010 - a compilation of some of our favorite smiles and hugs and kisses and all manner of HAPPY things from 2009!

We thank all of our clients, friends and family for supporting us in 2009. ARTsnic was officially "born" as our Business name in March of 2009, so officially we're not even a year old yet! (although I've been photographing people and places and things for .... forever it seems :)

We're really looking forward to 2010 - there are so many changes coming for us - it's very exciting! You'll hear more about it soon - the first change will be our monthly newsletter - starting mid January - I'll post a link soon so you can sign up!

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU! I hope it's safe, and prosperous, and loving, and exciting - and HAPPY :)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Holiday wedding

Our last wedding for 2009 was a beautifully simple wedding, with just a bit of a Christmas theme - elegant  but not over the top.  Just beautiful :)
The wedding was very much a family affair - with international guests from South Africa and Holland - Marit is from Holland and just arrived in Australia very recently.  So many of her family members were there, and with so many accents!  Marit wanted the wedding to have a hand-crafted feel - her mum contributed by making the bridesmaids dresses, and they went to the flower markets to pick out their own flowers the day before the wedding.  On the day, the flowers were put into simple, classic bouquets by Marit's family - velvety red roses for the bride, and creamy white for her bridesmaids.

This is the tiara Marit wore, and given her background, I thought it would be nice to include a little pair of wooden shoes :)

Another family touch - the ring her father gave her mother in 1973 when they were engaged.  The cute button was on Marit's dress - which was imported from London!

Marit and Damien chose to marry at the incredible Cardinal Cerretti Chapel in Manly - this is the chapel that Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban were married in, and I was delighted to be given the opportunity to photograph a wedding there!   You can see why from the photos - what a gorgeous chapel!


With both mum and dad in the bridal party, and sitting on opposite sides of the church, the cute little page boy had trouble staying still!

He caused a wee bit of trouble during the bridal party photos too - but I think at 3 he can be forgiven :)

We did location photos at Shelly Beach in Manly - which was a wee bit tricky on a sunny summer day - there was a bit of a crowd - swimmers, sunbathers, and another wedding taking place on the beach.  We worked around them though, and had some fun.

Note the wedding thongs!

We found just a bit of space free of people - at the edge of a rockpool.  Marit gets extra points for navigating around the edge of the pool in a wedding dress.

After location photos - the bridal party walked along the beach - all the way to the reception at the Novotel Manly Pacific by the beach.  Easier than climbing those stairs again to the carpark.  Unfortunately I had to retrieve my car!

The reception had a definite Christmas theme, with more white and red roses, and tiny ornaments at each place setting.
A final personal touch was provided by the cake - made by Marit's family!  Even down to the roses, which Marit's dad applied with love to the cake before the guests entered the reception.