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Autumn Colours for your Outdoor Family Portrait

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Autumn in the Blue Mountains is a beautiful time for outdoor family portrait photography.

With the abundance of parks and gardens awash with the colours of Autumn leaves, the backdrops are stunning.

An outdoor family portrait photograph adds that extra special element of being out and amongst nature and more importantly enjoying that time with your family and allowing that joy to shine through the images.

This young family travelled up to the mid mountains to enjoy the early morning sun and Autumn colours for their photo shoot and we had a ball. Their 9 month old boy giggled and laughed and seemed to really enjoy all the attention he was getting from mum and dad.

I tried to incorporate the golden leaves and the morning sun in the shots as much as possible to give the images a nice warm feeling. The morning sun backlighting them really made the leaves glow and become a great feature of the images. This shoot was a nice way to start the day.

Family Portrait outdoors with Autumn colours

Darren Edwards is a professional family portrait photographer servicing the Blue Mountains and greater western Sydney region. With 20 years industry experience and the highest quality products and services your family portrait, newborn, corporate or fine art photograph is in good hands.

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Family Portrait e-Photobook on your iPad

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

An e-Photobook allows you to enjoy your custom made family portrait photo album wherever you are with your iPad, iPhone or iPod.

I have one of the first iPads and I love it. I use it for so many things, its an invaluable tool for my business that I wouldn’t be without.

I take it everywhere with me so everything I need is at my fingertips – I can check my calendar and make appointments, I can take payments through PayPal, I can show clients any of the many photo galleries it holds, I can update my Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. With the addition of iCloud my phone and desktop Mac are all instantly synced. Its brilliant!

I’ve seen the new iPad and the screen resolution is amazing, making photo display and slideshows look even better than they do on the original.

Now that iPad is in its third generation and the iPhone is soon to be its 5th, these wonderful devices are more and more common, and the things we can do with them are becoming more and more diverse its exciting to be able to offer a product suited to this technology.

For years now I have been offering professional quality Photobooks as an alternative to the traditional photo album. They continue to be very popular and really are a beautiful document of any family or wedding. I’m proud to say I can offer an e-version of the Photobook designed specifically for the iPad, iPhone and iPod market.

You turn the pages with a finger swipe so it feels like turning the pages of a real book. Tapping your finger on the screen will zoom in to a single page view.

The benefits are that there are no dog-eared corners, finger marks and smudges and you can take the book everywhere you take your iPad or iPhone.

Darren Edwards Photography is a professional photographic studio based in the Blue Mountains and servicing the greater Sydney and central west region. With 20 years industry experience, outstanding products and value for money, your photographic commission is in good hands.

Click on “Darren Edwards Photography” at the top of the page to see more images or “Contact” to make an enquiry.

Darcy and Me – Blue Mountains family, kids and pets portrait Photographer

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Darcy and me have a Marley and Me relationship – but unlike the movie version Darcy really is the world’s worst dog!

Darcy is our English Pointer, he is white with red patches of hair on his head and ears, and is a complete scoundrel, misbehaving and destroying everything in his path.

Nothing is safe from Darcy – he has destroyed his bedding, his food bowls, our shoes and clothes, he has destroyed an entire lounge suite, tearing holes in the cushions and the upholstery and chewing the timber arms. Our other dog, and Darcy’s companion, Polly doesn’t wear a collar because Darcy pulls them off and chews them too. She has had 5 collars in 12 months.

All the while he has wormed his way into our hearts with his big eyes, his floppy ears and desire to always be with us.

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve threatened him with “going to the farm” only to have him win me over again with his head placed on my knee and his big eyes begging for a pat.

Just this morning I picked up the contents of the rubbish bin Darcy had spread all over my studio, somehow managing to take a few pieces of cardboard and paper towel and multiplying the pieces ten-fold by shredding them into small chewed and soggy pieces of flotsam cast from one corner of the room to the other. He is like some kind of four-legged destroying machine, I’m often amazed at the speed of his work.

We had a builder here for a week doing some work on our house. One day Darcy got into the builders lunch pale and ate his sandwich, another day he stole his drink bottle and chewed off the lid.

His greatest feat was to make off with an open box of screws, with the builder chasing him Darcy managed to spill 500 screws from one end of the yard to the other, and months later we are still picking up screws from the grass and the driveway.

All the while the builder would shake his head and say, “I can’t help but like him!”

Darcy has that effect on people, everyone who meets him is won over by his roguish charm and of course those big eyes and ears.

But they don’t live with him.

If left alone in the house for too long Darcy will destroy something, if left alone in the yard for too long Darcy will escape.

Our fences are a patchwork quilt of wire and mesh, bricks and post and pickets attached here and there over holes and gaps trying to keep Darcy in.

Darcy made friends with a family up the road and we occasionally get a phone call from them at the end of his visit telling us “Darcy is here again”. I went to retrieve him one day and this family told me how much they love Darcy, to which I replied in exasperation, “I know, everybody says that”, before I walked him home again and searched out the hole in the fence… again.

I’ve always had dogs and couldn’t imagine life without them. There is nothing quite like the unconditional love or companionship or your dog.

As I sit here at my desk typing I can see Darcy through the window tangled up in the bird netting around the tomato plants designed to keep him out. He’s like a rat caught in a trap, unwilling to let go of his prize (the tomato) but baffled as to how he will extricate himself from the netting.

Darcy!

Darren Edwards Photography is a professional photographic studio based in the Blue Mountains and servicing the greater Sydney and central west region. With 20 years industry experience, outstanding products and value for money, your photographic commission is in good hands. 

Click on “Darren Edwards Photography” at the top of the page to see more images or “Contact” to make an enquiry.