Kylie Purtell - Capturing Life

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

My favourite Instagram accounts {the CM Aus/NZ version} | Social Media

Of all the photography groups I'm in on Facebook, there is one that reigns supreme. It's the Clickin' Moms Aus/NZ group. It's a small group of Aussie & Kiwi photographers who are members of the Clickin' Moms forum and also just a bunch of really great people.

For the purposes of not making this post too long, I've chosen 10 of my fellow CM ladies to introduce to you today, though I could definitely have done heaps, heaps more! These guys were just the first ladies who popped up on my feed as I was scrolling through IG this arvo, so here they are, in no particular order. You should totally go and follow them all...

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

From the Cutting Room Floor {January 2018} | Photography

It's no secret that I take a lot of photos. So far this year alone I've snapped off around 17 and a half thousand frames. Not all of those frames are personal images obviously, there's quite a lot that have been taken in the course of my work and that number does also include some of the video clips I've shot for various films.

I don't edit all of those images either. There are many times when there are multiple images in a row with only slight variances, owing to the fact that I'm shooting fast-moving children and in those cases shooting in burst modes improves the likelihood that you'll get a couple of keepers.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Capturing Life in 2018 {June} | 52 week project

Seriously, how is it July already?! I feel like June just got away from me, with so much work in the studio and travel to and from said work. Not to mention then spending my at-home days doing more work! Hectic! It's not all bad though, because being July it's now Hawaii month!!! Dave and I will be jetting off in 18 days and I am so excited!

I finally booked our accommodation so now I'm not worried about having to sleep on the street, and if some of the invoices I'm waiting on finally get paid we might actually be able to enjoy some great meals in fabulous restaurants while we're there too!

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Gimme S'more! | Life

Over the weekend we had a little (and I do mean little!) get together for my birthday. My Brother-in-law, his fiancee, and my sister-in-law came round with a new fire pit and we brewed up some mulled wine and introduced the girls to s'mores.

The girls both tried one and seemed to enjoy it, but to be honest they were way more interested in just toasting (and setting fire to) the marshmallows. The adults, however, thoroughly enjoyed the s'mores. And the mulled wine, perhaps a bit too much, judging by the epic hangover I was nursing on Sunday!

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!