Author: Louise Faulkner Photography

R U OK?

Yesterday was ‘R U OK?’ Day. A day where we are asked to check in on each other with the simple question “Are you OK?”. RUOK is a charity aiming to battle depression and prevent suicide through creating a more connected world. It promoted me […]

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The devil in Tassie

March. Autumn. I was visiting Tasmania for the first time. It was unseasonally warm. The apple isle had been in the grip of an extended hot season. As always in Australia, the resulting storms and lightning strikes had started many fires. Wide, rolling fires, hard […]

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A little bit of Boyd

Two weeks of bliss – a road trip to the NSW Far South Coast, no plans, no commitments, just a laundry list of National Parks to visit as we worked our way back to Newcastle. The Parks we visited were new to us. Each day […]

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The Cubby House.

A clandestine arrangement…a stranger’s backyard…awaiting “go” for the mission. Sounds like a spy movie or at least a TV series plot, but no – this was the Cadell-Collier family photo shoot. Sisters Simone and Kate decided to surprise their parents with photographs of their children […]

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50.

My partner Martin turned 50 this April. We hosted a celebration over 4 days at a rented property in Moonan Brook, NSW, at the western end of the Barrington Tops. Family and friends stayed in the main house, the bunk house, their caravan or tents. […]

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Osika & Talisa

Recently I had the privilege of photographing the engagement party of Osika & Talisa. Held at The Depot in Beaumont St. Newcastle, the night was a delight, a true celebration. Osika’s family hails from Tonga whilst Talisa’s family has roots in New Zealand – both […]

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The Arboretum.

One of my (new) favourite places in Canberra is the National Arboretum. We visited there in January in the midst of a heat wave. Four days of 40+ degrees celsius temperatures with little respite at night. Yet this didn’t hinder our sightseeing. We visited the […]

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The Hitchcock sisters.

I’ve yet to undertake a family photo shoot I haven’t enjoyed. Perhaps I’ve been lucky, but the families I’ve had the pleasure of spending time with have been a joy to photograph. The Hitchcock family was no exception. Three sisters and their Mum on a […]

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Mum’s 70th.

May 2017. My Mum is turning 70. The “Festival of Frances” has been up and running since Friday night and looks to continue well into the week. Today, we surprised Mum. She arrived late morning for what she thought was a family BBQ but instead […]

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Why we all should celebrate IWD2017.

8 March 2017. On this International Women’s Day, I’d like to share some thoughts based on my experience as a woman living and working in Australia today. All of us, men and women, should be celebrating the great, acknowledging the challenges and working towards respect […]

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Summer in Newie

February 2017. It’s Summer in my home town of Newcastle. Right now we are in a recurring cycle of extreme heat, some respite, extreme heat. Soaring 40+ temperatures (that’s 104+ degrees Fahrenheit if you’re reading this overseas) followed by soupy humidity building reluctant storms that […]

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Life.

December 2016. Today my little girl and I attended the funeral of her teacher Katie-Jane Day. If you’re reading this and you don’t know me, my family or my daughter’s teacher, these words will likely wash over you. You might feel a pang of regret […]

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