June 9, 2015

If you have been following me on instagram lately you will see I have had a bit of thing for flowers!  I really do love beautiful blooms and capturing with my camera is one of my favourite things to do.  There’s no doubt that flowers are one of life’s simplest yet most beautiful pleasures, and there is literally no occasion that cannot be made just that little bit more special by a gorgeous bouquet of blooms.  

Sydney-based florist The Flower Man truly understand the power that the perfect floral arrangement can have to transform someone’s day. It also just so happens that they’ve just updated their website with a gorgeous new design and colour scheme, which had a slightly old-school flower shop feel to it, with its pastel green and white stripes. 

To celebrate their new site, they sent me a gorgeous bunch of white flowers and they are giving one lucky reader the chance to win a $100 gift voucher to spend on anything at all on their website.

 To enter:
To be in the running to win this prize, simply visit The Flower Man site at www.theflowerman.com.au, and leave a comment on this blog post with your answer to the following question: “What is your favourite floral arrangement on The Flower Man website, and why?”  Entries close Sunday 14th June at 8pm AEST.

Terms & Conditions:
Prize money is in the form of an online voucher code to the value of $100 AUD. Gift voucher is valid for 12 months.
Prize not redeemable for cash.
Flowers can be delivered anywhere in Australia – visit www.theflowerman.com.au for more info.
Gift card can only be used once.
Any unused funds will be sacrificed.
Gift card cannot be used with any other promotion.

Giveaway Now Closed
Congratulations to our winner Vanessa who favourite style was the Tulip Bouquet.


Photography :: Leanne Ambrogio | Sweet Style
Flowers :: The Flower Man


January 31, 2015

With Valentines Day just around the corner what better dessert is there to share with your special someone than decadent Chocolate Mousse and today I have the most amazing “healthy” chocolate mousse to share with you.

It is so easy to change a few ingredients around from the traditional chocolate mousse – pipe the mixture into your glass jar – add your strawberry on top and you have a dessert that looks just like the traditional mousse but it is way better for you!

This  recipe was shared with me by my lovely nutritionalist Simone Kopkas from Health Wholistically. The mousse below was created by Dewi from Sweet Bloom Cakes and photographed by me! Enjoy!



Chai Chocolate Mousse
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  1. 2 ripe avocados
  2. 1 ripe banana
  3. 125ml coconut cream
  4. 1/4 cup cacoa
  5. 1 heaped tbsp chia
  6. 4 tbsp maple syrup
  7. 2 tsp vanilla extract
  8. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  9. 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  10. 1/2 cardamon (optional)
  11. 1 big pinch celtic sea salt
  12. berries or nuts to serve
  1. Put all ingredients except mixed berries in the blender and puree till smooth
  2. If using a thermomix put all ingredients in mixing bowl and combine for 30 seconds on speed 7
  3. Pipe mousse into jars and add a layer of nuts in the middle and berries on top. Chill in fridge for minimum 2 hours before serving
Sweet Style http://www.sweetstyle.com.au/

 Photography :: Leanne Ambrogio | Sweet Style
Dessert :: Dewi | Sweet Bloom Cakes
Recipe :: Simone | Health Wholistically

January 24, 2015

Hello Everyone!  Hope you are having a lovely Australia Day long weekend.  I have some fun news to report and of course it is all about taking photos!  This week MY list is the list on the Fat Mum Slim Photo A Day Challenge!  Yay.  The first year that Chantelle started Photo a Day I did not miss a day.  Since then I have been a little bit more relaxed and joined for a month here and there.  

In 2015 Chantelle has changed things up a bit and is now creating weekly lists so you can join for a week if you like   Of course you can still join for a month or all year!  Such a great challenge to help with your creativity with your camera and photography skills.  

So here is my list – you can see how Photo a Day works by visiting Chantelle’s blog Fat Mum Slim – she has so much great stuff to read about that is also not photography related!  

On another exciting note if you have always wanted to get hold of Chantelle’s Little Moments App which is the perfect tool for joining the Photo A Day Challenge then you want to take up this offer as it is free TOMORROW.  A little Australia Day gift from Olympus.  Visit here to get the link.

Thanks Chantelle for asking me to take part!!


January 20, 2015

Some days you just capture them and some days things just don’t go as planned – this day was one of those happy days where the light was lovely, the girls were happy and things clicked!  The balloons, water and warm weather didn’t go astray either!  Happy days with my three and just 5 minutes with my camera

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Photography :: Leanne Ambrogio | Sweet Style

January 19, 2015

Time for round two of my Photography Workshops which were a great success in October and November of 2014.  If you are a keen photographer, have a new camera or just really want to know how to get the most from your DSLR then this course is for you.   I have two dates available – Friday 22nd February or Sunday 1st March 2015

My course runs for 4 hours and I limit the numbers so there is only a few participants, all able to ask questions and get specific with what they want to know.  We will go over the fundamentals of shooting manual with your camera and have loads of shoot time so you really feel you have grasped how to get the perfect shot.

After a delicious lunch we will look at editing and I will go through the process of bringing your photograph to life for the internet or print.  

Visit the workshop page of the website to book your spot – workshops are all held in my home studio in the northern suburbs of Sydney.

Please email if you have any more questions.

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