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Posts Tagged ‘Couples’

Romance in Harold Boas Gardens

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, December 15, 2007

Have been doing a project for a while now – a family shoot extended over a longer period of time.  Tried this with a few people but for one reason or another, til now, it just hasn’t got to completion stage.  Today was time for the couple themselves,… alone,… 3 young children not tagging along,… just husband and wife alone in a fabulous park right in the centre of Perth city.

Now this park just has to be the best kept secret in West Australia.  Awesome place.  Great lighting. Fabulous opportunity to relax and take some romantic pics like they haven’t had since they were married a million years ago.  Well maybe not so long but sometimes when the little feet start pounding the household all attention seems to permanently go there too. Got some brilliant photos – they were right into one another and quickly got the hang of ignoring photographer and assistant.

So a couple of pics…


Quite Relaxed


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A Girl’s Favourite Pastime

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, November 27, 2007

Funny how you get someone to relax and they drop into their favourite mannerisms. If I’m taking photos of couples I try to get them interacting. Whenever I can I try to get the lady to come over her man’s shoulder. Really it’s just something they have often done without even realising it. He’ll be sitting in a chair reading and she’ll come and touch him on the shoulder and give him a peck on the cheek. A moment of intimacy as the day goes by. So I try to reproduce that in what is often a public setting.

In the case below it works well. They relaxed together. In the meantime, another young lady took a phone call from a friend. She was right into it when we finished the couple. So I just whipped up the camera and fired away. She was great about it – as the facial expressions show.



Ok I know.  It’s all been about the ladies with this shoot.  Well the young guys will get some action over the next couple of days.

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End of Season Awards

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, October 13, 2007

Twice in a month I’ve featured Ryan. Good cause though. He had a pretty reasonable season of footy and his team – Whitford Warriors – made the finals. So a pic of him and his fabulous wife from just before heading into the celebrations at the Rendezvous.

L&R - Footy award night

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