Kylie Purtell - Capturing Life

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Celebrate Nude Food Day 2016 | IBOT

This post written in collaboration with Nude Food Movers

October marks the 6th annual Nude Food Day event with Aussies from all around the country embracing the challenge and celebrating by packing a healthy rubbish free lunch, any day or every day in October. We've been a big fan of Nude Food Movers in this house for a while now, so it was with great excitement we opened up a big box of goodies to review!

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Thirty-One {52 week project} | Photography | IBOT

It's just a really quick post from me today. I worked all day yesterday, seriously I left the house at 5:30am and didn't get home till 8:30pm and I am exhausted. All the energy I have left is going to wards not screaming in agony every time I have to get on my feet. Let's just say being an assistant photographer at a proper commercial studio shoot is NOT the ideal time to wear a pair of shoes you've only ever worn twice. I totally underestimated just how many steps I would be doing (10, 000 by 9:30am, well over 20, 000 for the day!). So I'm just going to catch up on a week of my project 52 photos. Feel free to just scroll on by and link up, I know how half-assed this post is!

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Winter Wedding Wonderland {Hawkesbury Wedding Photography } | #IBOT

If you follow me on social media (in particular, Instagram) you may have noticed back in July that there was an influx of wedding photos. For those not in the know, my beautiful sister-in-law got married, and it was hands down, one of the most elegant, unique weddings I've ever been to. And I've been to a LOT of weddings!

I was the photographer for the day (but not the night, more on that later) and it was such an honour to document the day in all it's glory for L & A. It's only the second wedding I've shot in an official capacity, and I can tell you that the experience just gets better and better. I think there's a wedding photographer inside me after all! The ceremony was held at Scheyville National Park, an absolutely beautiful location, and a photographer's dream. The reception followed at the Richmond School of Arts, a wonderful old building in the historic Hawkesbury town of Richmond.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Floriade 2016 {in pictures} | Places to See | IBOT

 As most of you would know, last week the girls and I headed off on a little family holiday with my Mum and sisters. We traveled down to Canberra for a couple of nights to visit Floriade and do a little sightseeing in our nation's capital.

We had a great time, and the girls really enjoyed checking out the flowers and seeing the displays. They especially loved the bamboo grove we found, which they could walk though and play in. The weather wasn't the greatest (think cold & overcast) most of the time, but we didn't let that dampen our spirit.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Now that was a babymaker! {Guest post by Middle Aged Mama} | IBOT

Hello and welcome to another week of IBOT! This week I have a special guest post for you by the lovely Janet from Middle Aged Mama. The girls and I are currently in Canberra with my Mum & sisters for a little family holiday (well, 'a quarter of the family' holiday!) so be prepared for an overload of photos next week from Floriade to Henty Field Day and everything in between!

In the meantime, here's Janet...

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

5 BEST Photography Apps {for editing on the go} | Photography

Two years ago I wrote a post called Best Photo Editing Apps and shared some of my favourite apps that I used to edit my photos. In two years a lot has changed and there have been a whole bunch of new photography apps released. So I thought it was time I revisited this topic and shared with you what I now consider to be the best photography apps in 2016.

I want to start by saying straight-up that 95% of my photo editing is done on my computer using the Adobe programs Lightroom and Photoshop. However there are times when I'm out and about and I've been snapping photos on my phone (or on my big camera and I've sent them to my phone via my camera's built-in wifi) and I want to clean them up and add a little pizazz before I share them online.

When that happens I have a handful apps that I almost always use. Don't get me wrong, I have at least 15 photography apps on my iPhone right now, but not all photography apps are created equal and there are a lot of crappy ones out there. So this post presents to you what I think are 5 of the best, and if you don't have any others, these are the ones you should have...

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Father's Day 2016 {Times x2} | IBOT

Today's post is bought to you by the letters C B F. If you don't know the meaning of those letters, suffice it to say, after a busy weekend I haven't had much time to sit down and blog. So today's post is a bit of a cop out, and I just thought I'd share a bit about our weekend and some of my favourite photos from Father's Day.