January - Weekly portraits of Summer on film.

This year I've started a personal project of my dearest little girl, at least one portrait per week. I've made it very challenging by using my Dad's Nikon EM film camera. It's a very cheap camera (the body goes for $20), it's manual focus (so hard with a running toddler) and annoyingly it's aperture priority so it doesn't give me full control.

This project was inspired by many mums, I've seen it initially with Jodi Wilson from http://www.practisingsimplicity.com/. Elsa Campbell did a wonderful project of her kids last year (see her highlights of 2016 here). But it was Amy Oliver who put together a group of us this year and encouraged me to finally start. So thank you Amy!

Film lately.

I still love film but it's incredibly challenging to find the time between motherhood and wedding season. Whenever I'm facing a creative block I turn to film. It makes me think about each image, it challenges me and it reignites whatever it is inside me that loves this photo gig.

A few raw scans below, various films used with my mamiya.

Featured on Nouba Wedding Blog

Hi all,

Here's another feature of one of my weddings of good friends Dan & Kate and their cute little wedding in Kyneton. If you're a fan of coloured shoes and 60s style wedding you'll adore this.

Thanking Nouba for the feature.

Check it out here http://nouba.com.au/intimate-kyneton-wedding-farrah-allan-photography

Featured on Hello May

So nice to see this lovely wedding at the Pop Up Veggie Patch featured on Hello May! Thank you to Cheryl & Tim for having me.

Do check it out :) Click on the link below.



Featured on Polkadot Bride

I've been so blessed with amazing couples to work with and the chance to capture their beautiful weddings. One thing I haven't really been on top of is sending my weddings to blogs, since I've changed careers so quickly in the last couple of years as well as my traveling obsession.

It's nice to finally see some of my work featured. Here's Mel & Adam's wedding featured at Polkadot Bride yesterday. So lovely to see this wedding again. A beautiful country style wedding shot in Nundle, New South Wales.

Thank you to Mel & Adam for having me be a part of their wedding.

Check out the blog post here http://www.polkadotbride.com/2014/06/rustic-country-wedding-2/


Back from Mexico

Glorious wonderful Mexico, and we only saw a tiny glimpse of it. We want to go back for sure!

Here are highlights from my Instagram. www.instagram.com/farrahallan

Counting the days until Mexico. Hola!

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A few more days until I leave for Mexico with Wayne. I'm shooting a wedding there of the most wonderful couple Jess & Damien, they are really really wonderful, so wonderful that they're happy to have me bring along my husband to the wedding. YES. This means that he can be the bag carrier (insert evil laugh).

I just received a big package from B&H of all the glorious film that I'll be taking there with me. I promised myself that I must not come back with any unused film. EEEEP so excited.

Meanwhile, I am working my butt off trying to get as much work out of the way as possible which means late night sleeps. I'm actually looking forward to the plane ride so that I can do nothing but chill.

The photos below were taken in San Diego in an area called Old Town which has heavy Mexican influences.

Kodak 120 Portra 400 - Mamiya m645