Kylie Purtell - Capturing Life

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Trying new things is good for the creative soul | Photography

Man, was that weekend just gone a crazy one. Ok, so actually I'm talking about the last 4 days, but they are the days of between my freelance job happening in the city at the moment, so essentially my weekend. That's not to say that I'm sitting around doing nothing, oh no. I actually spent the vast majority of the weekend working, catching up on all the stuff I would normally do on those three days I'm at home (and have no children).

I did still find some time for some personal stuff though, namely, trying out a new-to-me photography technique. Freelensing is nothing new, people have been doing it for years and years, but I only gave it a try for the first time on Saturday and man, am I glad I did.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Calmsley Hill City Farm {Long-weekend wanders} | Kid-Friendly Sydney

As most of you would know by now I sometimes do a bit of work for the parenting website Ellaslist. We head to different places in and around Sydney to check out what's on offer and review some of the best places to take kids.

This long-weekend we headed over to Calmsley Hill City Farm and despite the rain we had an absolute ball! I won't write much as there will be a full-review of our visit up on Ellaslist really soon, but I took so many photos on the day that I don't want them to go to waste so I thought I'd share them as a visual diary of our visit here today...

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Capturing Life in 2018 {May} | 52 week project

I must apologise in advance and say now that the next few weeks of IBOT are going to be pretty light on the words. I have a lot of work coming up, and I'm not sure just how much time I'll have for writing, shooting & editing. Having said that, if you'd like to contribute a guest post for IBOT, for me to publish on a Tuesday I would be more than happy to host you here! Just shoot me an email to if you're interested!

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

The colours of autumn | Photography

If you've followed this blog for a while, or you follow me on Instagram, then it's no secret that I am pretty well obsessed with the colours & light of autumn. There is just something in those stunning reds, oranges, and browns that speaks to me. And don't even get me started on the beautiful contrast of orange & blue. I just love it.

I look forward to autumn every year. I'm lucky that where I live there is no shortage of autumn colour (once the season actually arrives that is, which seems to be later and later every year!). But it's not just the colours, it's the fact that we can finally go outside for lovely long walks without melting all over the path, and we don't have to stay out till well past dinnertime to be able to enjoy the beautiful sunsets.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

IBOT Bits & Pieces | IBOT

May, oh May, where have you gone. Less than 10 days left of you I really can't believe it. The year is almost half over?!?!?! Seriously, time is SUCH a thief! It's really not fair!

Life is a little bit crazy right now, I've gone from having a wide open to calendar to realising that the end-of-year busyness has moved up it's schedule and has moved in 4 months early! I can't complain though, it's wonderful to have so many things to do and places to be, especially when they are all such fun. But gosh, the logistics can sometimes be such a punish, can't they?!

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Capturing ME in 2018 | Life

I'm back from my photography girls weekend away and let me say, it was absolutely, without a doubt, exactly what I needed! Aside from getting the chance to meet some fabulous ladies who I've long admired, it was a really good chance to relax and recharge. I've actually come back feeling really re-energised and happier than I've been in a long time. I honestly didn't realise just how badly I needed that time away.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Backyard Prisms | Life

Right now I am currently on the Gold Coast attending a retreat with a lovely bunch of photographer friends, eating good food, drinking good wine and talking non-stop about photography and all things life. So far it's been fabulous, and I know it's going to be bittersweet when it's time to go home.