Kylie Purtell - Capturing Life

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

From Hawaii {with love} | Life

Sometimes things just work out in totally unexpected ways.

I've been wondering for the past 6 months or so about what to do for mine & Dave's 10th wedding anniversary in August. Since our very first anniversary together 15 years ago we've always marked the occasion by going away for a night (or three). We've been around regional NSW, from the south coast to Bathrust and everywhere in between. For our honeymoon (which was also essentially an anniversary trip as we got married on our 6th anniversary together) we spent 9 nights in Fiji and it was glorious.

In 2010 we spent 5 weeks travelling around the US and then the following year I was pregnant with Punky so we kept it in-country and headed up the coast to Port Stephens. The only anniversary when we haven't gone away, even for just one night, was in 2013. Let's just say having a night away would have been a bit hard after giving birth to Zee a mere 3 days earlier!!!

Because it's been so long since we've had a proper trip just the two of us I really wanted to go somewhere special this year. After all, it's not every day you celebrate your 10th wedding anniversary. But we haven't been able to agree on a destination.

Until now.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

5 TV Shows I've been loving lately | Entertainment

I'll admit it... one of my favourite pastimes is watching TV. There is nothing I like better than sitting on the lounge once the girls are in bed and watching a great show. Or trash. There's nothing wrong with watching trash sometimes (cough, cough, MKR, cough, cough). These days we are spoiled for choice in how we access & consume TV, it really is a golden age for TV lovers.

Having said that, sometimes there is almost too much choice, and I'm sure we've been in that place where we finish one show, and then we sit down to find something new to watch and spend more time looking through all of the options than actually watching anything!

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Capturing Life in 2018 {February 52WP} | Photography

Oh autumn, how I love thee! I am so beyond glad that summer is over! I can't wait for the weather to follow suit and get nice & cool & crispy! Not to mention the beautiful golden light that autumn brings once daylight saving finishes. Yee-ha!

With the end of February it's time to share the portrait projects I took for the month. I've really enjoyed capturing their personalities this month, especially Zee who continues to be her funny, unique self in every way possible!

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

5 things I'm loving right now | Life

So last week I had a little spray about the state of the world and the fact that it was making me sad and I wanted to stop the world and get off. Today I thought I would flip that around and share a few things I am loving right now because I always find that taking a moment to stop and think about the wonderful things that are happening around you can be a great way to counteract that dismay.

So here goes...

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Stop the world {I want to get off!} | Life

I honestly don't know where to begin with this post. If you've been a long-time reader here then you'll know that from time to time I really love to get my ranty pants on and have a little spray at the things that have been annoying the heck out of me.

But here's the thing... It's gotten to the point where I've moved beyond simple irritation and even anger to downright despair and sadness.

I just can't even...!

I'm not sure if it's because I'm getting older and so my capacity for accepting or ignoring bullshit has waned, or if the world really has gotten crazier. Either way, half the things I hear about these days make me shake my head and say...

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

5 of my favourite Instagram accounts {part one} | Social Media

I spend a lot of time on Instagram. It is (for obvious reasons) my favourite social media platform and I could spend hours upon hours scrolling through feed after feed. I love the pretty pictures, the story, the inspiration and the real people behind the images.

I thought today I'd share with you some of my favourite accounts to follow, knowing full well that there is no way I can do my favourite accounts justice in just one post, there are far too many. So this is part one, and just a very small selection of my favourite accounts to follow on Instagram...

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Capturing Life in 2018 {January 52WP} | Photography

It's been another busy week here in the Purtell Household (is it ever not?!) and with so much going on, finding the time to sit and blog and read blogs and comment has been hard, but I've made it work. On top of the back-to-school shenanigans for Punky, and heading back to preschool for Zee, I've spent the last week continuing to work on the furniture shoot I mentioned a couple of weeks ago.

This week we are back on location in Avalon, in fancy houses I could only dream about living in, and thanking the Lord that we have cooler weather. Moving a truckload of homewares is sweaty work!