Sneak peek: Beautiful butterflies

Sneak peek: Beautiful butterflies

It was a pleasure to once again welcome Harper to the illumin8me photography studio this past weekend. You might remember that we were lucky enough to capture Harper when she was only three months old, and now she’s just over one and as gorgeous as ever. Her mum, Maddy, is also an illumin8me regular, having ... Read More »

Brother of Christmas elf

Brother of Christmas elf

Last weekend I posted a picture of BJ helping me with some lighting tests while donning Santa’s hat. This weekend was AJ’s turn. Read More »

Sneak Peek: The making of a super model

Sneak Peek: The making of a super model

Well well well. Words simply cannot describe how much fun we had last night in the illumin8me studio! Cody, our gorgeous model, gave us everything we asked for. She was a super star in front of the camera and these five photos are just a small collection of the many brilliant images we captured. I’m ... Read More »

Party-time

Party-time

I mentioned on Saturday that BJ had been sitting in as a test subject while I prepared the studio for an afternoon shoot. In particular, I was trying to get some photos of the studio in action – behind the scenes shots, if you will – because I very rarely take the time to grab ... Read More »

Christmas Elf

Christmas Elf

I was setting up the stuido today awaiting a shoot with another client when I thought I could coax BJ to be my test subject! He was very keen to “be a part of the action” but refused to smile on command. Instead every photo was comedic in some way or another. Even my “look ... Read More »

Sneak Peek: Eagerly expecting

Sneak Peek: Eagerly expecting

Of all the photo shoots we’ve done over the years, maternity style shoots would have to be among our favourites. They’re relaxed, easy going and the soon-to-be-mum is typically so overjoyed with her bump that getting the right look comes naturally! Yet maternity shoots don’t seem to come around all that often, which is why ... Read More »

Sneak peek: Pretty in pink

Sneak peek: Pretty in pink

This week has been big for the illumin8me studio. Earlier in the week we welcomed a family of five siblings who just cracked me up with all the jokes they were telling. Yesterday we welcomed another family of five – though this time it was three beautiful girls and their mum and dad. Here is ... Read More »

Lastolite Hilite becomes two softboxes

Recently we purchased the Lastolie Hilite (2.1×1.8m) for use in the studio, though we plan on using it for everything other than that which it was designed. Sure, there will come a time when we want to do high-key portraiture, but it’ll never be a key feature of our business. Instead, the Lastolite Hilite is ... Read More »

High-key with the Lastolite Hilite

High-key with the Lastolite Hilite

A week or so ago I posted about our new Lastolite Hilite Background. I mentioned that although it was originally designed for high-key portraits (with pure white backgrounds) we were unlikely to make much use of it in its conventional form. However, after some playing around in the studio this afternoon I want to eat ... Read More »