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Posts Tagged ‘Families’

Backup Your Photos BEFORE the Computer Crashes!

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, August 26, 2008

For years I have been excruciatingly particular about backing up my photos – especially wedding pics. But I never really believed it would happen to me.  Have had a couple of hard disks come to grief,… but they gave indications and so I changed them.

Well it has happened. Very little indication of anything wrong.  So for the last 10 days I have been without my main computer.  BUT.  I never lost any photos.  And the wedding pics I am about to drop into their respective proof books are all safe. Sure I haven’t been able to work on them for nearly two weeks.  But critical backups have meant that no photos have been lost and no work completed has been wasted.

For all those who view this,…. PLEASE,…. even if it is “just” family snapshots do regular backups.  Put them onto dvd’s.  Get a second hard disk in your computer and back up to that.  Better still get two extra hard disks and use one for your photos and one for the backups of your photos.  Computers do crash and hard disks do die – both noisily and silently.

Nonetheless I have a second computer that is a bit slower.  So from Saturday week ago here are a few more of Seth and Karen just before they left for the USofA.

Celebrating Life

Celebrating Life

Happy Couple

Happy Couple


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Imagination & Little Children

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, January 6, 2008

During her family photoshoot I got really close for this and told her not to smile. Then tonight after putting the families proofs up on their gallery I decided to work on this,… cooling down the temperature and pushing out the skin tones to a very pale. Then put some brushes to work for the foliage and dandelions etc. Just enough to get the imagination flowing.

I’ve been working at this for a few months now. Whether it looks great or not depends very much on how creative the brain is when I start. I reckon I maybe should ask the child herself to let her mind imagine things in the park. Then I could add that sort of brushwork to the pic as she has seen it.

Nonetheless it is all in the eye of the beholder. Will her mum like it???? Who knows at this stage. I’ll find out eventually. Hope she does. I think it would look great as a 16x24inch canvas on her bedroom wall.


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Frank’s Progeny In Kings Park

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, December 10, 2007

Someone once said, … before me that is,… life is a journey; sometimes the pathway is paved in gold and sometimes a herd of cattle has been there before we travel over it.  Someone else said that… life is not a sprint,… it’s a marathon.   So I suppose in the end it’s not really what we do in random moments but rather what we leave on the pathway for those that follow us.

When I was preparing this photo I thought for a moment or two about Frank’s progeny. Many years separate them.  They will ultimately travel their own journeys.  But Frank has, and is still, sowing into their lives.  His legacy is not really what he does or how much money he makes but rather has he prepared them for their own life journey?  I reckon he must have done something right – both seemed pretty well balanced and relational to me.  And they certainly relaxed as we took these formal pics in the surrounds of Kings Park.

Want somewhere to go with your family and relax and enjoy the peacefulness of the Aussie bush in the midst of the bustling city? Maybe a picnic one summers evening.  Go to Kings Park.  And if you take me along with you I can take some fabulous relaxed photos at the same time. Give me call – contact details on the ABOUT page top right.

Franks Progeny

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Baby Charlotte

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, October 9, 2007

Been terribly slack in posting – nine days and only one post.  Time to get more consistent.

Recent pic taken of little 10 week old baby Charlotte with her mum. Bub was a little weary and due for a sleep . . . but that’s the way it is sometimes. Mum’s doing well and she’ll raise a fabulous family. She’s a natural. Charlotte was just so placid – though we are told she has a very strong pair of lungs to use when she want’s to.

Charlotte at 10 weeks

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