Author: louisefaulknerphotography

The Cubby House.

Sisters Simone and Kate decided to surprise their parents with photographs of their children playing in their grandparents backyard. This same backyard was home to an enormous and sturdy jacaranda tree which encased the kids cubby-house, clearly well-loved and often played in by visiting grandchildren. […]

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He’s 50.

My partner Martin turned 50. 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. We had […]

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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 love family photo shoots. 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 Autumnal afternoon at Bar Beach, Newcastle. […]

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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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The simple things.

November 2016. There’s a lot to be said about focusing on the present and enjoying the moment. Sounds easy? It’s hard, at least for me. Working life demands that I constantly be planning, implementing and improving; it’s a continuous loop that involves contemplating ‘next steps’. Then […]

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Have courage.

November 2016. Portraits. The traditional head-and-shoulders study or eyes-straight-down-the-camera is something with which we are all familiar. In photographing children there is something to be said for capturing a more ‘editorial style’ of portrait. They are changing and growing so fast; a photographic portrait of […]

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