Lunch time walks #2

I'm thinking that a weekly theme is developing here "Lunch time walks". What do you think? It just seems like a natural progression since I carry my camera with me everywhere during my lunch breaks.

In the last couple of weeks I've been challenging myself  to play with the never used F22 aperture and go a little darker. This has been inspired by my latest works on Instagram (check out the feed here) using my iPhone. So as a result, shadows of strangers and silhouettes were born. Honestly it's much easier to take these images on an iPhone, it's not so obvious when you have a tiny phone pointed at strangers. But I really needed to step it up and use my canon mark II. It's good to step out of my comfort zone every now and then.

So, it's a little surreal but tomorrow I'm off to Sean Flannigan and Jonas Peterson's workshop in Brisbane for two days. It hasn't quite sunk in yet. I've been a big fan of Sean's work for many years and I saw Jonas's first feature on Polkadotbride when I was planning my own wedding a few years ago, knowing that he is going to be big. Now they're both recognised all over the world and I (yes ME with a big squeal) get the most amazing opportunity to learn from both of them. No words.

I know this workshop is going to take me to a whole other level. Prepare yourselves for a fresh Farrah.

Wedding: Jason & Sarah - Brighton, Victoria.

In late March I had the privilege of photographing Jason & Sarah's wedding. You may remember them from their beautiful engagement shoot here.

I never really realised how much I enjoyed weddings until this one. Even with the stress that comes with it, somehow meeting new people and being welcomed with open arms made me feel like I was apart of the family. So much so that I was tearing up during the speeches.

When I was about to leave at the end of the night, I said my goodbyes but couldn't find Sarah's bridesmaids (her best friend and two sisters). Then I could hear them yelling out my name "Farrahhhhh". They caught up to me, gave me the biggest hugs and said their goodbyes. Yeah.... I got a bit teary.

This is what I love about photography. There's always opportunities to build new friendships.

I also got to spend the whole day with my dearest friend Bianca. I'm sure she'll share some of her photos of the day over at her blog soon, so make sure you check them out.

x Farrah