Kylie Purtell - Capturing Life

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Getting in the picture {family photography with Katherine Millard} | Life


A few weeks ago, on a sunny Saturday morning, the girls and I met up with my sister and nephew T-Bear at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney. It was an absolutely beautiful autumn day, not too hot, not too cold and not too windy. The sky was as blue as can be and we had a very good reason for being there.

After walking through the park to the restaurant in the middle and availing ourselves of the facilities, I saw a lady walking towards me smiling. This was Katherine. Our reason for being at the Gardens.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

It's time {for another Tosser Trophy} | Laughs

What a week it's been for Tossers. Actually, considering how long it has been since I last awarded a Tosser Trophy (2 years 8 months to be more exact) it's been quite the time. I feel like there are at least 20 blog posts I could write to hand out Tosser Trophys to the many people who have surely earned them since September 2014. But honestly, I think I'm coming down with a cold so I'll content myself with just handing out 3 this week. I'm sure you'll all join with me in giving these people your best half-hearted golf claps.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

It never rains {but it pours!} | Life

You know that old saying "it never rains but it pours"?

That has been our life the last 2 months...

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Shooting through 2017 {April} | #52weekproject

Oh April, you probably have to be one of my most favourite months of the year. The days are still warm but not sweatingly so, the evenings are cool, but not to the point where I need to be wearing socks & 2 pairs of pants (I'm not the only who does that right?). Autumn is hands down my favourite time of  year, and I'm so thankful that the school holidays happen in April too.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

School Holidays {the most wonderful time of the year} | Life

I've come to the conclusion that I am one of those parents that likes school holidays. Scratch that, I LOVE school holidays! No lunches to make, school uniforms to wash, we don't have to be out of the house by a certain rushed time, and most importantly? I have my Punky back, the one I don't dread picking up from school because she will inevitably be so tired & worn out from learning and being on her best behaviour all day that the afternoons & evenings till bedtime are a nightmare that Dave and I will barely survive.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

She works hard {for the money} | Photography

Hoooo boy I have I been busy! I guess like with anything, work begets work. I'm not complaining, I'm getting paid to do something I love and there aren't too many people in this world who can say that!

This weekend just got I spent Saturday afternoon with the most delightful family of 5, taking some photos and filming some video. Then on Sunday I spent the afternoon & evening filming a beautiful wedding with some really lovely people. It was a wonderful experience, and a real learning curve, being the one filming rather than taking photographs. I can't wait till I have time to sit down and go through all of the footage from the day and start putting it together.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Taking Stock {March 2017} | IBOT

I've been sick the last 4 days. It all started last Tuesday afternoon when I got a call to pick up Punky from school. She said she wasn't feeling well, and that she had poked herself in the eye earlier. I just put it down to being over-tired and worn out from a big first term of school. After resting on the lounge for an hour after she got home from school she was back to her old self, terrorizing Zee.

And then, on Wednesday night she came out to us just before bedtime complaining of a really sore ear. Alarm bells started ringing. I checked her temperature and sure enough it was nudging 39. So we gave her a dose of Panadol to help with the pain of her ear enough to let her get some sleep. It was around this time I noticed that I wasn't really feeling great either.