January 20, 2012

I have been taking part in the January photo a day challenge hosted by Chantelle from Fat Mum Slim – you may have seen a few photo’s pop up each day on Facebook.  I am always looking for a new photo challenge so decided to join this one for a bit of fun but the day before I signed up my new fancy camera decided to malfunction! So I had a change of plan and decided to use my iPhone and instagram to participate in this challenge.  I have had instagram on my phone for a while but only used it occasionally but have noticed how wonderful the images in my feed are from regular instagramer’s so I set another challenge –  to see if I could capture some great shots on my phone.
To my delight I have found a whole new world of people and photo’s to follow and I now check in regularly throughout the day to update my daily life via instagram and also find out what everyone is up to in pictures – it really is such a fun app and I am amazed at how incredible it can make your photo’s look.
So here is a snapshot of January via my instagram feed – will post my January photo challenge photo’s at the end of the month.
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 This next one was taken by Indi!


January 13, 2012

In December I had the pleasure of putting together a candy table for a lovely couple Gab and Paul.  
Gab had decided on a colour theme of soft pink and grey with a hint of hot pink.
The wedding was held at Gunners Barracks in Mosman, Sydney and we were able to use a gorgeous antique table from the venue for the candy buffet.
Both Gab and Paul had children from previous marriages and they were an important part of the celebrations so Gab asked that the kids names be included on the personalised chocolate bars which was such a lovely touch.
As well as 120 adults, there were 30 kids invited to this wedding so we pre-made personalised lolly bags for all the kids so that the candy on the table was left for the big people.
The stunning cake was of course made by the very clever Jacki from Blissfully Sweet Cakes – it was a four tier cake with butter cream frosting and the most incredible cascading flowers down the side.
Lots of delicious lollies on the table including lollipops I had made up in custom colours to match the invite and paper goods.

Jars, cake stands, lollies, ribbon all available in the Sweet Style Online store
Photography – Sweet Style


January 12, 2012

Have you seen the latest Mulberry Campaign by renown British photographer Tim Walker.

Shot in amazing Brighton in the UK I feel like my life and the Sweet Style store just sprung to life! The colours, the props, the gorgeous models – it really does feel like a day in my office, land of the giants style (minus being the gorgeous model and the lounging around part).
Would love to know what you think?

Visit the website and blog to see more from the campaign and how it all came together.

Images: Tim Walker for Mulberry


January 11, 2012

I have had the most wonderful day today absorbing and learning all about food photography with the lovely Dario from Food Pixels.
I have become so fascinated with food photography of late and I am eager to learn more.   Dario was the perfect person to help me on my journey and not only is he full of knowledge and a lovely guy but we share the same birthday!
Dario runs fabulous photography workshops throughout the year and is also about to launch a prop hire business so make sure you visit his website and like his Facebook page for more info.
In the meantime here are a few of Dario’s delicious shots followed by a few that we took today – I learnt so much in the 5 hours I spent with him and I can’t wait to put it all into practice.