Akesson PhotoBlog

capturing images of fabulous people

A ShowIt Web Photoshow

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, August 15, 2009

A bit over two years ago I purchased a program for putting photo slideshows up on the web. But it wouldn’t work on WordPress blogs. Things have changed and now I’m trying it out. But I still can’t get it working by linking it directly.

So here’s a yet another way:
— from Facebook CLICK HERE

Think I might have to get a paid blog so it will all go up easier.  And Quicker.

Anyway, given all the time I’ve been at this tonight here’s a pic of the Beautiful Bride from that wedding



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Somewhere there is someone with a name the same as yours

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, July 26, 2009

Now you probably didn’t know that I could sing,… did you!!!

Was on a Google search yesterday and there it was; a myspace site with my name.  Photo suggested that he is a little younger than me.  Music not out of place from what i used to listen to some years ago.  And when I got married my hair was about that long almost.  And one last bit – my ancestors, and Father too, were from Sweden too!

Check this out… David Akesson Myspace I’m sure you will see the similarities too 🙂

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a photobooth sample

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, July 26, 2009

If you’ve been a regular reader you’ll be aware I started doing photobooths at weddings early last year.  Been a huge hit.  So I thought I would drop a vid of one I did up – there’s always far more pics to show than will fit.  Nonetheless a selection was made.

a quick suggestion before the video. After you click play, just as it starts hit the pause button and let it download at least half way before you play it – otherwise, depending on your download speed it may stop and start.  Don’t know about you but that annoys the daylights out of me.

Ok I started this post some hours ago.  But couldn’t get the direct link to work on my blog now.  Not sure the problem but there is more than one way to skin a cat – as the saying goes.

Got it up on my Facebook so click on this link …[Kristy & Joe Vid] and it should work.  Enjoy it!

And if that does not work, my brilliant daughter showed me how to upload them to YouTube and embed the video that way.

and of course a pic to go with it.

Kristy & Joe Photoboothing1


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What Do Readers Of AkessonPhotography Want To See In Blog Posts?

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, July 26, 2009

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Relaxing in the Scented Gardens

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, June 17, 2009

Nearing the end of another proofing session tonight and I came across this location shot.  Su must surely have been wondering what I was doing so far away with a loooooong lens.  But I wanted her in sharp focus an the background to be somewhat blurred out.

Location for these was the small hidden “Scented Gardens” in Sir James Mitchell Park down on the South Perth foreshore. Turned out a fabulous place given that the time was around 1pm and the sky was definitely allllll blue. Light was soft and shaded inside this area.


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Su In High Key

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, June 13, 2009

Su is such a beautiful person.  No wonder Jonathan fell for her.  I don’t often have the opportunity to use a clear white wall at a bride’s home.  So when one presented I had to take a few shots,… or more.   And you know, when midnight rolled around she was still fabulously full of life.  You’ll see more of this wedding in weeks to come.

Su in High Key

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Bride and Vintage Horse Carriage

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, May 19, 2009

Kristy loves horses.  So what could be more appropriate than a restored vintage horse carriage inside of El Caballo Resort.  There’s something romantic about the mix of a bride on this mode of transport.  Stunning result even if I say so myself.

Last night I was too tired to do much work so I took time out from proofing files to try different ideas  with this one.  It just wasn’t working for me til I grabbed hold of the background and literally pulled it right back to darken it.

I loved the result; so it’s todays pic.


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I’M BACK – Though I Never Really Went Away

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, April 19, 2009

Ok it’s been quite a hiatus for me. But I’m back and blogging again.

After constant computer battles and then getting a new one only to have it fall over a couple of times I got heaps behind in processing shoots.  So this weekend I decided it’s time.

Time to get blogging.

Time to show some of the fabulous people I’ve been photographing.

Time to enable people to see their pics online as quickly as I take them.

Time to not let busyness overule fun.

So first up a quick promo for my church’s SuperStar 2009 event – where the Kid’s Church young people practice and practice and practice just to show that Aussie Young People have talent.

The photo’s are from last years event but put in a short promo video.    And a tip – if you, like me, detest videos stop start stop start process, then just after you click go pause it and let it continue to download first before hitting play again.  that way you get to see it in one hit  This promo is 1 1/2 minutes long.

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catch you later.

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My Photo Computer Comes Home Tomorrow

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, January 13, 2009

After a couple of weeks getting the raid mirror image to work my computer comes home tomorrow. Finally I can get back to work. I just didn’t realise how slow my old admin computer had become 🙂

So stay tuned for heaps of blogs.

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Computer – 2 months old – Down Again

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, January 2, 2009

I was [was being the operative word!] right on schedule to post some pics of Kristy & Joe’s wedding – but 30th December my new photo processing computer’s raid decided to fall apart.  By the look of it the main hard-drive has hit the dust.  Fortunately all the photos and associated work is safe from both the Raid Mirror drive and my other back-ups.  Unfortunately I’m not skilled enough to deal with that issue so Monday it goes in for some work and probably another hard drive.  Just unlucky, I guess, to have a drive fail so early.

Come back Sunday for some Christmas day photos and a little surprise for my daughters who are currently globe trotting in the northern hemisphere.  And the wedding pics will appear within a day of me getting it back – hopefully before the week is out!

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