Kylie Purtell - Capturing Life: October 2017

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Shooting through 2017 {October} | #52weekproject

I remember back at tafe in 2015 saying to someone that there was no way I was ever going to shoot weddings. I simply couldn't imagine anything more stressful. Fast forward two years and here I am, having just spent the weekend shooting my 5th wedding.

I honestly thought it was something I just wouldn't do, and yet now that I've started, I find I love it! They're so much fun! I thrive under the pressure, and nothing beats getting to hang out with fun couples on one of the biggest days of their lives.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

The Whirlwind {of weekends & work} | Life

As we approach the end of October I can't help but feel like I need to brace myself for the oncoming storm which is the holiday season. It's only a month until Punky turns 6, a birthday closely followed by 3 more, and then Christmas. I have a love/hate relationship with this time of year. On the one hand, I love all the social occasions and time spent with friends & family, on the other hand, the stress of coordinating it all and making sure I don't forget something important can be huge!

This year the whirlwind of the end of the year has started early. Last Thursday to be exact.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Taking Stock {October 2017} | Life

I had grand plans to write a post about something important & amazing, and then I found my old laptop. The one I play Sims 3 on. Cue the weekend being taken up by animated people who don't speak english and need a lot of looking after. It was like having babies again!

As a consequence, all ideas for blogging have promptly fled my head as I dream about setting up sequences of activities and google how to reset my sim when their legs have mysteriously fallen through the grass and can't move. And did I mention Woohoo-ing? Well there was woohoo-ing too.

If the previous paragraph makes no sense to you then you've probably had a way more productive 72 hours than I have!

To compensate for my descent in to Sim madness I thought I might dust off the old Taking Stock list from Pip at Meet me at Mike's and take the easy way out of my lack of post inspiration. So here goes...

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Shooting through 2017 {September} | 52 week project

I feel like I say this every month (probably because I do!) but man, where has this year gone! My mind just cannot compute the fact that it's October. Probably because we were away cruising on the Carnival Spirit for 2 weeks in September, I feel like September didn't really happen. It's like holiday time exists in its own magical dimension and time in the outside world ceases to exist while you're within that dimension. And so it is with a shock when you leave that magical dimension and rejoin the outside the world, time seems to have jumped forward.

Aside from our holiday, September was a big month for another reason, and that was because the girls got their first real haircuts (fringe trims by Dad do not count!). I thought at first there would be resistance to this but they were surprisingly keen for it, and I gotta say, particularly in Zee's case, I wish we'd done it sooner. The bob is beyond cute on her!

As you can you imagine, half of the photos in this post will be from our holiday, seeing as we did spend two weeks out of the four cruising. Before I get into the photos though, I just wanted to share a little for those with an interest in photography. Feel free to skip to the pretty pictures if reading technical stuff about photography isn't your thing!

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

The Chef's Table {dining on the Carnival Spirit} | Travels

It's no secret that while I'm not a big fan of cooking, I'm a very big fan of eating. When I was younger I was super fussy, and I hated trying new things. Now as an adult I am making up for all that lost time by being pretty much keen to try just about anything in the pursuit of a good meal.

I've read mixed reviews about the food on cruise ships, but for me, I was lucky in that just about every meal I had was good, if not great. There are a number of different food & dining options on the Carnival Spirit and we tried most of them.