November 24, 2014

Have you picked up a copy of the latest edition of Modern Weddings DIY?  If so you will have spotted the article in there that I shot a few months back.  Titled One Table Three Ways the story is all about changing the details of a table to match your vision

Here are a few of my favourite images from the shoot.  You can visit the Modern Weddings website here or pick up your own copy in newsagents now.

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Photography :: Leanne Ambrogio | Sweet Style
Styling :: Gail MacDonald | Modern Weddings Magazine
Floral Styling | Fiona Kate

November 13, 2014

I was looking back through some photos earlier in the week and realised that while I showed some photos of Sienna the week of her 10th Birthday back in August, I actually never showed any of the photos from her party.

This year we celebrated her birthday with a small slumber party with her 3 closest friends.   The girls arrived mid afternoon for some “girl time” which included afternoon tea with adorable themed treats – cookies, choc coated oreos and some mini chocolate bars – all made by Donna from Sweet Table .  We then headed out for an early dinner at a local restaurant and home for cake and movie watching.  The yummy bumble bee cake was made by Anna from The Floury Baker.

The next morning we enjoyed a delicious breakfast of smoothies, hot chocolate, banana bread, pancakes and eggs.

As the girls arrived they each received a calico tote bag with their Essentials Sleepover Kit inside.  These sweet bags were created by Nicole from Penny Lane Studio and inside I included pyjamas, a cute eye mask and some nail polish – all items the girls got to take home as their favour bag.

We had a wonderful wonderful celebration – Sienna has the most polite and lovely friends who made the party so much fun.  As is all the rage with 10 year olds they put together a fantastic Video Star clip which I have attached at the bottom of this post!  Another simple party with a few special details to tie things together!  Bit of a motto for life really!

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Birthday Cake :: The Floury Baker
Calico Bags & Cake Bunting ::  Penny Lane Studio
Photography :: Leanne Ambrogio | Sweet Style

Here is the link to the video they made on the day! 
Sienna’s Birthday Video


November 5, 2014

Simple, elegant and special events are the best aren’t they!  Today I have some images from the perfect Holy Communion created by my lovely friend Gillian from Crumbs of Comfort Cake Design for her beautiful daughter Daisy.

Daisy celebrated her First Holy Communion with a gorgeous celebration that featured glitter, gold, cream and peach.  I love that Daisy’s hair accessory is a piece that Gillian snipped off the bottom of her wedding veil and had made – so special.

Details of where you can find everything is listed at the bottom of the post.

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Photography :: Chantilly Lace Photography
Cake Topper and Cake Pop Sticks :: Glistening Occasions
Cupcake and Mac boxes :: Ps Made with Love
Food and Flowers :: Crumbs of Comfort Cake Design
Hair :: Chop Haircutters
Daisy’s dress ::  little leona by leona edminston
Capelet ::  joy folio
Balloon :: Ruby Rabbit Partyware


November 4, 2014

After much planning and a few nerves last weekend I finally opened the doors to my home to host two Photography Workshops for some really wonderful ladies.  While I have presented at various workshops in recent years this was the first series I have done where I self hosted and co-ordinated everything and to my delight everything ran to plan – not that I necessarily doubted it wouldn’t go that way but when you just have to turn up and present your stress levels are a little less than when you have to do it all.

My beautiful participants where nothing but eager and delightful and have since sent me the most lovely emails telling me how amazing their felt after leaving.  Feeling very proud I am!  During the day not only did we learn the important steps of moving your camera from auto to manual and all that goes into it, we also had loads of hands on photography time were we photographed everything from cakes, desserts, bottles, props, the garden, lunch and so much more.  We talked backdrops and props, learnt the basics of lightroom and photoshop plus I gave some simple easy short cut tips that I use when editing my images.

While I didn’t capture too many images on the day here are a few that I did take.  Everyone went home with some beautifully presented notes that Nicole from Pretty and Print helped me to make look professional, as well as a sweet note book and pen from Kikki K.  We enjoyed delicious sweet tarts and savoury pies from the amazing Anna at The Floury Baker and I prepared my current favourite salad – roasted beetroot, sweet potato and baby spinach for everyone to enjoy!

I am looking at hosting some more workshops after we have made it through the festive season and kids are back at school.  If you are interested in going on the notification list please drop me an email and I will let you know when they have been scheduled.

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Images :: Leanne Ambrogio | Sweet Style