December 20, 2015

Update Your Subscriptions

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Hi everyone,

I'm clearing out the cobwebs for one last blog post here on Young Limbs.

I've been busy updating my website over the past few months and in the process, I've decided to move my blog over to my portfolio. Alas, Young Limbs is no more, but I'll be leaving my archives here for you to re-read as you please.

Please update your subscriptions to my new blog. I'll be posting musings about life, photography and social media and I'll be updating it very regularly.

If you use Bloglovin, here's the direct link to my blog feed.


Catch you on the flip side! 

August 11, 2015

Bad Blood


THE RUMOUR

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THE CONFRONTATION

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THE SILENCE

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When life gives you adversity, turn it into art. Sometimes you cannot use words to convey emotions.

July 30, 2015

Postcards from Bendigo

So I forgot to tell you something super important in my last blog post...

I FINALLY GOT MY DRIVING LICENSE!

And it only took me two-and-a-half years after my eighteenth birthday to get it.

Hurrah!

Last weekend, Paul and I took a little road trip to Bendigo for my friend, Molly's 21st birthday party. Whilst I had my DSLR with me, I didn't take many photographs with it and opted to use my mobile instead. I'm really lazy sometimes, ok?

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To be honest, we spent most of our time in Bendigo napping. It was Paul's first weekend off since the beginning of May and my first weekend since the start of June. When we felt like leaving the comfort of bed we walked around the Bendigo CBD, admiring the beautiful architecture.

We visited a Buddhist temple and lit incense. The temple worshipped the goddess of mercy, Guan Yun and there were thousands of paper cranes and a whole table filled with tributes of food. 

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We also visited this little cafe that had a coffee machine inside a caravan?!
The coffee was excellent, the hot chocolates were literally heaven on earth and the food was delicious as well! 

Paul had a burger, of course, and I had Canadian waffles - you just cannot pass up bacon and popcorn with ice cream all on the same plate.

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We had an amazing night hanging out with many of my old friends from high school in Wangaratta. Molly ate a scorpion after downing some tequila! I had to stick to sipping lemonade because I was driving, and a boogied to some country party classics.

We were also graced with a reunion performance by Not The Spice Girls. To fill you in, when we were in year nine, we all performed in a musical that centred around a talent show akin to Australia's Got Talent. At the end of the show, 'The Spice Girls' performed Stop for the crowd. Ever since then, it's been a party favourite amongst my friends.

Tom, Molly's brother was guest performing as Posh Spice.



All the hairy details: We stayed at The Schaller Studio // We visited the Golden Dragon Museum and the Conservatory Gardens // We ate at CortillĂ© and Brewhouse Coffee Roasters.

July 23, 2015

Hello, I still exist!

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Hey, guys.

How are you?

Let me start by telling you how I am.

Over the past couple of months, I feel as though I've been pushed over a cliff and I've been left hanging by the skin of my teeth on the edge.

Life sucks sometimes, I'm aware of that, but I keep thinking to myself, how many bad cards am I going to be dealt time, after time, after time before I get a good hand?

Everything seems so hard, so complex. I'm not sure I like adult life. I just want to curl up on the couch and watch cartoons all day without having to worry about finding money to pay my rent, or the fact that I haven't done a photo shoot for literally months.

So yeah, that's how I'm feeling at the moment. Now, let me fill you in on a few other details that have happened recently.

1. I quit my job. 
You know that really cool job that I was talking about earlier in the year? I've since left that. I can't go into more detail, but I left because I wasn't fitting in as well as I wanted.

2. I started an internship.
A super cool internship with a little web development company called Digitalsmith. They have plans to take over the world and I am entirely okay with that. I've been writing blog posts, taking photos, going to meetings about secret projects and running their social media twice a week. It's fun, and I'm so grateful for the amazing opportunity Leighton, Rob and the team have given me.

3. I started back on campus at University.
As some of you may know, I've been completing my undergraduate degree online. But after a year and a half of sitting in front of a computer studying, I got a little lonely and wanted to make some friends. I'm now on campus twice a week and so far, I am loving it! :)

I'll be posting a little more frequently over the next few months now. I have more time to conduct photo shoots and I'm required to do a lot of blogging for my university subjects! I'll be sharing a lot, but not all of it will be photography related.

We're going to Bendigo this weekend for a 21st birthday. I'm hoping to take some photos as well as maybe creating a little film to share.

And that's my life at the moment.

Let me know what you guys have been up to - I haven't had much of a chance to read any blogs in quite a while! 

June 10, 2015

Galit & Claude

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Throwing it back this lovely Thursday to a wedding I shot for my friends, Galit & Claude, back in February. I find the wedding photography industry notoriously difficult to break into. In fact, this is only the second wedding I've photographed in four years. I'm always thankful to friends and strangers who reach out to me and trust in my skills to capture important life events.

I'll probably never get to photograph a wedding like this again. We trekked over sand dunes to get to the secluded location where Galit and Claude said, 'I do,' in front of only eight people, including myself and the celebrant. The wedding certificate was signed on top of my camera bag. To celebrate, we all had a drink and cheered as the bride and groom cut into their Minion cake. The night concluded with a gathering at a local bar with other friends and work colleagues.  The evening was perfect, the lighting was serene.

Ps. For the horde is a reference from World of Warcraft, for those who don't know :)